The Lego Movie
2014, Family/Animated/Adventure, Rated PG, 101 Minutes.
Featuring Voices of: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks
An ordinary LEGO minifigure, Emmett, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant Mr President Business from gluing the universe together. “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” WITH THIS FUN & ACTION FILLED FAMILY ADVENTURE! Available 3 July – Outdoor from 3 September 2014.
Quickly rocketing into our top 100 most popular films list (Currently #6) is ‘The Lego Movie’, loved by audiences and critics alike it seems to have something for everyone. The possible reason for this is the incredibly dense script that fires a million jokes per minute and with the gag count off the scale something is bound to make you smile eventually. The only possible drawback to this is that it’s an assault on the senses that can tire you out after about 30 minutes of explosions, jokes, yelling and singing that everything is awesome.
The animators manage to bring life to these toys of limited movement and face expressions and actually milk this limitation to great comedic effect. Liam Neesons ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ being a highlight. For what could have been a blatant feature length advert for Lego, The Lego Movie manages to pull off the impossible, by creating one of the most entertaining animations for the whole family in recent years.
The only drawback is the ending, you are either going to go with it or not. However when they start laying on the sentimental cheese it starts to become hard to take after such brilliant beginnings. I can understand why this ending was a good idea and that it’s the whole point of the movie. It probably even read great in the script, it’s just the execution and tone that didn’t work for me.
That aside for a family friendly animation that rivals greats like Toy Story and The Incredibles. The Lego Movie is the hit of the summer and will most probably stand the test of time – just like Lego itself.
Review out of five stars: ★★★★ Stars.
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