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Review: The Lego Movie

These animated Lego blocks will crawl into your heart.

Starring: Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks

Plot: This CGI family comedy, directed by the filmmakers who bought us Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and set in a world made up of Lego blocks and populated by Lego people, focuses on Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers, including Lego Batman and Lego Superman, and embarks on an epic quest to stop evil tyrant Lord Business, a journey for which Emmet soon realizes he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared..

Remarks: I’m not going to lie… Watching the film’s opening scene I thought to myself “What the actual ef is this?” but these cheesy animated Lego blocks creep into your heart and you’re hooked. I was expecting the characters to move freely and easily but the fact that they moved like you were playing with these little Lego characters really brought the nostalgia into the movie. The film started off quite childish, but these jokes actually seemed to get funnier and funnier as the film went on. I LOVED the Batman Lego piece and thought that he completely stole the film. Towards the end, the film zooms out of the Lego Land and into the real world where Will Farrell is playing with his son. Again, this was so cheesy but I’m glad they brought that aspect into the film – just to make it a bit more relatable for the kids. The film did drag on a little bit and should have ended about 10 minutes earlier, but I really enjoyed this one a lot! Oh, and can we talk about how catchy that ‘Everything Is Awesome’ song is??

Rating: 4/5

The Lego Movie releases on March 14th 2014.

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