Our Thoughts On The LEGO Movie! #TheLEGOMovie


Warner Brothers’ The LEGO Movie is more than what the title states,  It’s AWESOME! The movie is about LEGOs with LEGOs as the stars. You can’t not love a movie staring LEGOs. Speaking of stars, they are abundant in this film and that is only part of the fun of this film. The story is about an ordinary LEGO named Emmet living his generic routine of a life until “destiny” intervenes and he is thrown into the adventure of a lifetime.


The movie is visually stunning and the execution being done with LEGO is massively entertaining. Half of the fun is seeing how LEGO animation is used to create the world of this story. LEGO is used to make clouds, fire, water, people, explosions, and vehicles. Everything in this movie (with a few exceptions crucial to the plot) is made of LEGO. While there have been several animated features done using only LEGOs, the creativity of this film is like nothing ever seen done with LEGO. Near the conclusion of the film, the theme of nourishing creativity and imagination becomes very real in a surprising way.


Getting back to the story, an evil LEGO named Lord Business (voiced by popular former SNL star Will Ferrell) wants to create the “perfect society” and has a surprise weapon that can accomplish his horrifying vision. But there is a prophecy. Foretold by the LEGO Vitruvius (voiced perfectly by Morgan Freeman), the greatest master builder LEGO will find the “piece of resistance” which is the only thing that can stop Lord Business’ weapon.


To insure success of his plan, Lord Business has enlisted the aide of the LEGO Good Cop/Bad Cop (Liam Neeson doing his very intimidating Taken voice). And the good guys helping Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt of Parks and Recreation) are the LEGOs Batman (voiced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame), 80’s Space LEGO Benny (with the voice of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day), and new LEGO Wildstyle (with the voice of Elizabeth Banks most recently seen in The Hunger Games franchise as Effie Trinkett). The film boasts even more surprise cameos (LEGO and otherwise), including one that will the blow the minds of most geeks that grew up in the 80s. This scene/cameo alone makes the movie AMAZING!


The LEGO Movie, while some may think is geared towards children is overtly fun and hilarious for adults as well. Anyone who sees The LEGO Movie will enjoy it. The writers/directors (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) have their third comedic hit on their hands. Their previous films include the 2009 animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the 2012 surprise hit 21 Jumpstreet. So if you were a fan of either of those films, The LEGO Movie is going to be right up your alley.

The film is Rated PG and having a running time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. This film is ideal for any child and the only drawback from this film is the catchy song that plays throughout the film will get stuck in your head. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! The filmmakers have officially apologized for this even though I think everything is awesome.

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