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Cast aside any doubts you might have had, because The Lego Movie is wickedly funny, smartly written, surprisingly heartfelt, and will almost certainly end up being one of the best family films of 2014. As I’m sure was the case for many people of my generation, I loved playing with Legos when I was a kid. And when the news first broke that a feature film based on Lego was in the works, I was one of the many people who shook my head in disbelief. However, my opinion started to change for the better when it was announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the writing/directing team behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and 21 Jump Street (2012), would be taking on the project. Now the film is here at last, and it is awesome.

In the Lego universe, an ordinary mini-figure named Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt) is »

- Timothy Monforton

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