Movie Review: The Lego Movie is AWESOME!!
Director: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Writers: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman
Synopsis: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
Everyone has had to encounter with LEGOS in their lifetime. When I was a kid I always enjoyed playing with LEGOS because it always allowed you to use your imagination and creativity. As the years went we hardly have any toys that are not electronic or digital. LEGO always stayed with their brand image and expanded to video games and various print sources. The LEGO Company has finally decided to construct a feature length film and right away I knew this would be a brick of a good time.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller deliver a superb film that bridges the film so every LEGO lover young or old will find enjoyment out of the film. Lord and Miller are successful because they bring us the imagination of a 9 year old with humor that everyone can enjoy. Any one that builds Legos knows that there are those that build by Instruction and those that build by creativity. Lord and Miller must have been Lego kids because those two styles are prevalent in the film and it makes you appreciate the other one. Another challenge that the directors faced was the visuals. Most of the film is CGI of course, however it is shot so smoothly that it seems like it is almost stop-motion.
Lord and Miller also wrote the script for The Lego Movie and for me, it was impressive how well they built the Lego culture into this film. The fact that Emmett is a boring mini-figure at first, as any Lego builder knows a construction worker is the lowest brick on the Lego system. Kids and some adults marveled at Batman and other high up Lego characters. As for the story itself, it is very easy to follow and deals with Emmett who is recruited to stop the evil Lord Business. In reviewing movies of this nature I usually see how the target audience is reacting, and in this case kids were excited and understood what was going on. If the kids are happy, parents are happy, everyone is happy.
Chris Pratt does an excellent job voicing Emmett, I believe that the movie will not be as good if it was not for him. The only gripe I have about the characters is there was no love for Olivia and Stephanie of Lego Friends. Elizabeth Banks voiced Wyldstyle perfectly so the lack of many female characters was not a big deal. Every other role was voiced with no issues from me.
If you do not go home singing Everything is Awesome, than I cannot help you. Mark Mothersbaugh was the man in charge of bringing music to Lego’s. The challenge of these types of films is being creative in your selection and Mothersbaugh makes great choices and by far, the Everything is Awesome song was a fan favorite.
IS IT WORTH IT?
Absolutely this film is worth it. The animation is brilliant, the humor is fun and it’s everything you’d want from this world. Definitely go see this movie.