The Lego Movie
The Lego movie begins with Lord Business, played by Will Ferrell, who is planning to take over the Lego World by using the “Kragle”…crazy glue, which he had stolen from Vitruvivus played by Morgan Freeman. Years later, Emmett, played by Chris Pratt, is a construction worker living his life following Lego instructions every day. Emmett meets up with Wyldstyle, played by Elizabeth Banks, who believes Emmett is the MasterBulider. Emmett is then recruited by Vitruvivus, Wyldstyle and Batman, played by Will Arnett, to stop Lord Business once and for all. The movie also stars Alison Brie as Uni-Kitty, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, Charlie Day as Benny, Liam Neeson as Bad Cop/Good Cop, Channing Tatum as Superman and Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman. The Lego movie was directed by two of my favorite directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Everything is awesome about this movie! There is so much to love about this movie and it’s probably one of the best films I’ve seen so far in 2014. Chris Pratt, as Emmett, is a perfect role for him. Emmett is a very caring character who wants to feel part like he is part of a group/society where he can be accepted for who he is. I admire this in the movie because in the everyday world, we all want to find a group of people, even a couple of people, that we can accept us for who we are. Now, move over Ben Affleck! Will Arnett as Batman is absolutely hilarious. Will Arnett nails the famous Bruce Wayne voice and has some of the funniest lines in the movie. I enjoyed Will Ferrell as Lord Business being the biggest role in the movie. His character desires to live in a perfect society like everyone else in the world we all tend to desire to live in a perfect society.
Advertisements for this movie makes it look like it is just for boys, but by looking at the poster, girls can have a great time with this movie as well. Alison Bree, as Uni-Kitty, is adorable and sassy. Uni-Kitty is one of the characters saving the movie as well as Morgan Freeman and Charlie Day.
The animation in the movie is unbelievable. The movie is filmed in stop motion then the face to make the Lego characters talk is done by animation. How clever and awesome! Phil Lyod and Chris Miller are two of favorite directors. Once I found out they were directing this movie, I was totally excited and I could not wait to see it. They didn’t disappoint me and I bet they had a lot of fun making this movie. I really enjoyed how the movie makes fun of Hollywood clichés, making it smart when it comes to the humor and a new original classic.
Now, I don’t have too many problems with the movie, but Elizabeth Banks was okay. I felt her character was way too emotional, but that really didn’t bother me too much. All in all you can really have a lot of fun and enjoy this movie.
I give this movie an “A-“