The Lego Movie

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The Lego Movie! Saw this the other night and in regards to a Lego stop motion animation movie not so bad. Not so great but…not so bad. Bright, fun, action packed with a good laugh here and there.

This movie has an extremely fun cast featuring, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Alison Brie and so much more! And even more fun you’ll also find Batman, Wonder Woman, Dumbledore, Green Lantern, Superman, Han Solo, Gandalf, Wally, C-3P0, Lando, Shakespeare, Pirates, Cowboys, Spacemen, and Unicorn Kittens. We’re also talking crazy Lego car chases, fight’s in space and…lots of Lego building. The whole shi-bang! Are you still with me? Good because I’m about to explain the synopsis.

Our hero starts with Emmett voiced by Chris Pratt (Her, Moneyball, Wanted) who is a nice straight-laced guy. Follows the rules, stays with the crowd and never seems to have any type of original thought of his own. He stumbles upon ‘The Piece of Resistance’ which is a Lego cube that is somewhat key to stopping the Evil Lord Business voiced by Will Ferrell (Anchor Men, Anchor Men2, Talladega Nights, Everything must Go) Emmett then learns that he is actually the ‘Special’. The chosen one prophesied to stop Evil Lord Business from his diabolical plane to freeze the Lego world into perfection!

In his reluctant adventure Emmett meets up with Wyldstyle voiced by Elizabeth Banks (Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Catch Me If You Can) Vitruvius voiced by Morgan Freeman (Last Vegas, Now You See Me, The Dark Knight Rises, Olympus Has Fallen)  Batman voiced by Will Arnett (The Nut Job, The secret World of Arriety, Despicable Me) Spaceman Benny voiced by Charlie Day (Monsters University, Horrible Bosses, Pacific Rim, Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Uni-Kitty voiced by Alison Brie (The Kings of Summer, The Five Year Engagement, Scream 4). Whom of which are all master builders. Individuals who have mastered the skill to build anything with speed and without instructions. Now because Emmett is such a everyday, follow the herd, regular Joe with no kind of creativity of his own and cannot build without an instruction manual to guide him it is, of course, very hard to see him as the ‘Special’ needed to guide the ‘Master Builders’ into a fight against the ‘Evil Lord Business’. Emmett becomes the ever-loved underdog who, with the help of his friends, must harness what little building skills he has to become a ‘Master Builder’ to save the Lego Universe!      

Remember Lego’s when you were a kid? Remember how fun they were? The crazy stuff you could build with that crap? Well if you don’t prepare to be thrust into a world of nostalgia because literally the first five minutes will have you wishing to play with logos again. It’s bright and flashy and fast paced! Just the needed ingredients to occupy the short attention span of anyone twelve years old and younger. Now don’t get me wrong the movie is pretty funny. As in it has jokes but not all of them are complete winners. But then again I’m not a child…but then again there were some parts that I thought were funny where the kids didn’t laugh. There were some parts where the kids laughed and I didn’t think it was funny. And there were some parts where we all laughed. Pretty much they were hit and miss. But the plot and the story-line were straightforward and the fall-backs that characters were forced into really had me worrying; Well now they’re screwed! What will they do next?!’

It does get a little weird later on when Live-Action is brought into the movie and you learn the true origins of the plot. If you’ve seen the movie you know what I mean but I won’t say anymore about that.

It was an okay movie from an adult prospective. The message that it gave (because it HAS to give a message) is that no matter who you are even if you’re the most normal, boring person on the face of the universe you have the potential to be a ‘Special’. Which is kinda sweet.

Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie a 96% fresh on the rotten meter! Which I think a little too generous. But that’s my opinion. The movie is rated PG for Action, Adventure, Animation and Family Fun!

Personally. It wasn’t so bad. If you have kids take them they’ll love it! I mean it does run on a little long for a kid movie (1hr 41min) and the live action is kinda like huh? And some jokes are more awkward than funny but for the most part you WILL laugh. And you WILL leave that theater singing ‘Everything is Awesome!’ …Yeah. Watch it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. That song is so my new ringtone.