The Lego Movie is a movie about the Lego construction toys, and they did it gloriously! This movie is made by Warner Bros. and was released February of 2014. Some notable people in the movie include Chris Pratt, Liam F*cking Neeson, and Morgan Freeman.
Emmet (center) is a generic construction worker that happens to come across the Piece of Resistance. He becomes “the Special” destined to save the universe from evil President Business.
Wilde Style AKA Lucy (the one that looks like a DJ) discovers Emmet and helps him to become the hero he was meant to be. Also, she has a very popular boyfriend, Batman.
Yes, Batman (you know who that is) is in this movie. He is hilarious! He made a song about how he is an orphan! He is an ass and acts nothing like the real DC Batman.
Mr. Business is the antagonist of the story. He is voiced by Will Ferrel, yes, Will Ferrel is the villain. He has a super weapon known as the Kragle that freeze the world. He wants to freeze the world so that its perfection as he see fits, would be preserved forever.
Mr. Business obtains the all powerful Kragle. Then there is a prophecy that says the Special will obtain the Piece of Resistance and save the universe. And that Special became Emmet, the most generic of all the people. The villains literally say that he was hard to track because he look so generic.
Emmet meets up with other Mast Builders only to be excluded from them. He and couple of people who decided to believe in him now has to fight to save the world.
The movie looks amazing. They purposely made it so that it looks like stop motion movie. The legos look like and feel like actual legos.
The movie is not afraid to make fun of itself and the products they are promoting, and even its history! They talk about how Lego used be just blocks so that people could build whatever they want. But now everything is built around themes and made to follow instructions, that was brilliant!
There were so many characters from so many series. To name a few: Batman, Superman, Wonder woman, Green Lantern, Abraham Lincoln, NBA, Dumbledore, Gandalf, Ninja Turtles, Han Solo and even Bionicles.
The movie had a great message in that anyone can be special if they want to be. No one is born to be special, and uniqueness and weirdness should be treasured, not fixed.
To be honest, I had a difficult time finding bad things to say about this movie. But if I had to choose one, it would be where Emmet exits the Lego world into the real world. I though “oh its pretty cool that everything is in this kid’s imagination.” But then Emmet starts to move on his own, and I was a little confused. Was the Legos alive like Toy Story, or is it in all in the kid’s imagination?
- Will I watch it again? I have already watched this movie 3 times. So yes!
- Do I recommend it? Definitely. This is one of the most fun movie I have seen in a while.
- Overall thoughts? Extremely good. Very clever, very funny.
This is one of the most enjoyable movie. I hope you liked it, let me know what you think!