Friday, February 7, 2014
Movie review: The Lego Movie is a must-see for any age
You'll find yourself looking at every detail to see if the structures are really made of Legos. (And they are!)
When evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell) finds the key to taking over the Lego world, the only hope lies with an ordinary, plain and rule-oriented construction worker named Emmet (Chris Pratt). You see, Emmet is mistaken for a “Master Builder” -- someone who can think on the spot, make any complex contraption in just seconds, and carry out any plan to defeat evil. A lone rogue named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) stumbles upon Emmet and mistakes him for the Master Builder spoken of in the great prophecy, but really, Emmet is the last person they want with the world in his hands. He is so under-qualified and under-prepared that his ideas just might work, but in the mean time, everyone just finds him the butt of every joke … and so do we!
By the trailers, I thought this would be a funny movie, but I also thought it would be dumb. The Lego Movie is anything but dumb and stupid. The story has charm, heart, funny jokes, well-developed characters and, most importantly, a good message for kids -- its main audience.
9/10 stars – This movie as charming, quirky, colorful and just a lot of fun! The ending makes it all the better.
And similar to Family Guy or the Simpsons, it has random one-liners and nut-ball characters who are all likable and funny! The animation is amazing and you will find yourself looking at every detail to see if everything really is Legos (and it is!). The color is eye-popping, maybe a little too much for its own good, and the amount of things going on will make this anything but boring and dull.
I loved this movie and want to watch it again because of the ending. It has nice ties back to the main story that you will catch more the second time around. The story might be a little too much for some younger kids to follow, but it won’t really matter because of the zany characters and colors.
This is a must see and pretty much a guarantee to be in the top movies of the year!
The movie co-stars Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Will Forte, Charlie Day, Jonah Hill, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, Channing Tatum and Craig Berry.
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