Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014

‘The LEGO Movie’ review: An iconic toy becomes a fun, action packed film to highly entertain fans and boys

It’s extremely difficult to not oversell The LEGO Movie because it’s truly a ton of fun. The biggest negative is that the trailers ruin so much of the film, especially the jokes that pack the first half of the film.

The_Lego_Movie_posterEmmet, an ordinary LEGO person in this complex LEGO universe, is so plain that his friends don’t even know him. With a twist of fate, Emmet is plucked from his vanilla world of likeminded citizens to face off against Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell.

A cast of iconic pop culture characters make cameos as a band of rebels if formed to thwart the evil villain. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt voices Emmet, who must overcome his identity crisis and discover a deeper, more powerful purpose for life.

Surprising twists elevate the film to a new level beyond the gags and the theme fleshed out in other films like Wreck-It Ralph.

Questions of a creator, benevolent or vengeful, personal or impersonal – all come into play.

While there are countless great voice performances and cameos, there have been enough spoilers. The film will truly be a great fun time, especially for those who enjoyed LEGOs or still have kids who do. You may not look at some of your household items the same way again.

For them The LEGO Movie receives 4 out of 5 stars

If you don’t get the fun of building with LEGOs, this will hit the same mark, so the film is a 3 star movie.

The film has been a mark at the box office and has a fun hint at a sequel, so expect more adventures with Emmet and the gang.

The film also features the voices of Elizabeth BanksMorgan FreemanLiam NeesonWill ArnettNick OffermanCharlie DayChanning TatumJonah HillAlison Brie, and many others
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