People of the internet, time for another movie review.
This time, The LEGO Movie.
The LEGO Movie is an animated feature that stars the voice work of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman (hilariously self-aware), Elizabeth Banks and Will Ferrel, as well as some of the most dazzling and bright computer animation you have ever seen.
The writing was sharp, the humor was plentiful and traveling from LEGO realm to LEGO realm was a lot of fun. The detail in every shot was incredible, the makers of the film (the creative minds behind Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) really paid a great deal of homage to both the classic sets you grew up with and the new LEGO of today.
Spoilers ahead, so skip to the last paragraph if you haven’t seen the movie!
The best part for me was definitely the quick appearance of Han, Chewie, Lando and C-3PO on a LEGO Millennium Falcon, with the popularity of the Star Wars sets who could blame them for tossing that in there?
My one and only complaint was the inclusion of an utterly jarring live action scene in an attempt to connect the LEGO world with a human subplot. I had totally bought into the bright and vivid environments and the characters that inhabited them, then all of a sudden at the climax of the movie…a boring sequence with Will Ferrel as a lame father and a weak child actor.
Kids who can’t act are a kiss of death for me in any film.
Was it a marketing decision? Like, if the kids don’t see the LEGO pieces in real life they won’t know if they are out there to buy?
Luckily the whole concept is brief, but it does detract from what was headed towards a well paced ending.
Anyways, other than that, the movie was a ton of fun and totally pleasing in 3D. I’d recommend it for sure, even if you think that you’re a bit too old to be enjoying LEGO.
Today I reviewed The LEGO Movie.