The Lego Movie

 

 
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Release Date: 7th February 2014
 
Length: 1 hour 40 minutes
 
Storyline: In the world of Lego, an ordinary construction worker goes on an extraordinary adventure.
 
Studio: Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, The LEGO Group, Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures
 
Producer: Allison Abbate, Matthew Ashton, Bruce Berman, Jon Burton, Kathleen Fleming, Benjamin Melniker, Steven Mnuchin, Zareh Nalbandian, James Packer, Matt Skiena, Michael E. Uslan, Jill Wilfert, Seanne Winslow, Will Allegra, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, John Powers Middleton
 
Written By: Screenplay: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Story: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller
 
Plot / Story
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Characters
80%


 
Acting
80%


 
Cinematography
80%


 
Soundtrack
70%


 
Uniqueness
80%


 
Total Score
77%


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What We Liked


This movie is hilarious and looks fantastic.

What We Disliked


It’s a little too focused on how cool Lego is. But Lego is very cool.


Bottom Line

The Lego Movie is funny, entertaining for both adults and children, and has a message that is refreshingly different from most movies aimed at kids. The voice talent is fantastic, the visuals are stunning, and there’s something for everyone.

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Posted June 30, 2014 by

 
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Full Review

The Lego Movie starts out with Emmett, a perfectly ordinary construction worker, reading the “instructions” on how to be happy and popular. Due to an unexpected turn of events he finds the “Piece of Resistance” and is deemed “The Special” by a group of hidden Master Builders – people who can build any Lego creation they want out of their surroundings. Soon he is on a quest to save his city from the evil Lord Business. This involves the help of Wyldstyle (Banks), a rebellious Master Builder who has won Emmett’s heart, Vitruvius (Freeman), a wise sorcerer, Batman (Arnett), and numerous other Master Builders and adventurers. Along the way he battles Bad Cop (wonderfully voiced by Liam Neeson) and his own insecurities in order to save his world and his friends and learn that anyone can be special.

The Lego Movie mixes suspense and adventure with occasional horror and a lot of humour. There are some fantastic chase scenes, and watching the Master Builders at work will delight any Lego nerd. The film’s exploration of different Lego universes is also highly entertaining, especially as you get to meet characters in every world. Bad Cop gets more sinister as the movie goes on, and Lord Business’ plans for the town are pretty terrifying when you consider them as an adult.

This movie is enriched by a stunning range of comedic voice talents, and there is a danger you will spend the entire thing trying to work out where you know that voice from. Arrested Development’s Wil Arnett as Batman has to be heard to be believed, and fans of Parks and Recreation will love Nick Offerman’s role as Metal Beard (and Chris Pratt in the starring role, of course). Elizabeth Banks is already firmly established in the world of comedy as are Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers), who plays Wonder Woman, and Alison Brie (Community) who plays Unikitty. Many other famous names appear in smaller or larger roles, giving the impression that big-name stars just wanted to get involved for the fun of it.

Everything about The Lego Movie is perfect for kids, but it has a lot to offer adults as well. The humour is mainly directed at a younger audience, but there are plenty of lines aimed at adults and some great subtle touches (Batman’s song is a real delight). It also pokes gentle fun at a lot of movie tropes, which audiences of all ages will love. From Vitruvius’ inspirational speeches to the assortment of characters from different genres, The Lego Movie finds a way of reaching out to fans of almost every form of entertainment. Lego fans will also love the inclusion of Lego worlds and characters throughout the ages, particularly Benny the Classic Space Guy.

Overall, if you are looking for a really enjoyable movie full of references and Lego nostalgia, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours. It manages to be fun for younger viewers without boring adults, and will leave you feeling all warm and happy inside.

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