Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most "extraordinary person" and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. Written by
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When talking about the different LEGO worlds, a very quick slideshow plays as Wildstyle says "a bunch of others we don't need to mention". This contains images of Fabuland (a storybook-style range aimed at young children that ran from 1979 to 1989), BIONICLE (LEGO's successful action-figure and multimedia franchise, 2001-2010), LEGO Friends (a theme aimed exclusively at girls, 2012-) and Speed Racer (based on the Speed Racer (2008) movie), all themes whose style didn't fit in with the movies' and couldn't be incorporated into its story. However, a Speed Racer Minifigure does appear later on as part of the pirate crew. See more »
WyldStyle and Uni-Kitty are seen falling out of a spaceship with space clothes on, and upon their landing are cornered. The next time they are seen they are still cornered, only wearing their normal clothes. See more »
Except for the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures logos and even the debut of the Warner Animation Group logo (all presented in LEGO), there are no opening credits, not even the film's title, which doesn't appear until the end of the main-on-end credits. See more »
To be honest when I first heard of 'The Lego Movie' I thought it to
be a ridiculous idea and automatically dismissed it as something bad.
However, when I gave it a second thought, I realized I kind of liked
the idea. I mean, why not create a big budget movie that takes place
inside the Lego universe? At least it's somewhat original (there have
been previous Lego movies, but they were all direct-to-video, and from
what I realize they are much different from this one). And in this
age of spin-offs, remakes, prequels, etc. originality is more valuable
than ever. Add to that the amazing cast in the movie, and I, for one,
needed no more reasons to see this movie and I ultimately enjoyed it.
The movie opens with the movie's villain, Lord Business (voiced by Will
Ferrell), stealing a mysterious artifact called the 'Kragle' (I hope
I've written it correctly) from a wizard named Vitruvius (voiced by
Morgan Freeman), in order to destroy the Universe. During their
encounter, Vitruvius tells of a prophecy about a Chosen one, who will
find another mystical artifact, called 'The Resistance Piece' and will
put an end to Business's mettle. 8 and a half years later, Lord
Business's alter ego President Business is ruling the whole world
in a sort of totalitarian way. We then meet the movie's protagonist,
Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), who one day accidentally stumbles upon
'The Resistance Piece' and is thought to be the Chosen one by a group
of Lego characters called the MasterBuilders.
Despite the fact that The Lego Movie's plot summary may seem a bit
complicated (and despite the fact that I hailed the movie's originality
a moment ago), the movie is actually pretty predictable and formulaic.
That isn't necessarily a bad thing actually, the movie has an
explanation of some sort for why it is so predictable but the movie
does get slightly tedious from time to time. The only other possible
downsides to the movie besides that, are the movie's third act, which
gets clingy in some parts, and some of the action scenes. I like how
the animation is a combination of both stop motion and CGI, but this
unusual style of animation may be hard to follow during a few action
scenes and I fear this scenes might be even harder to follow if you
decide to watch the movie in 3D. Nonetheless, all this downsides to the
movie are easily overshadowed by its qualities.
The movie's biggest quality is definitely that it is fun. The Lego
Movie is a nostalgic look back at childhood and it helps to realize
that our child games were often very silly, ridiculous, over the top
and funny and in that way The Lego Movie could be better appreciated
by adults than by children. Virtually almost every scene contains a
silly joke or gag and I was constantly giggling throughout the whole
movie. The Lego Movie easily succeeds in being a feel good,
ridiculously entertaining movie that is worth your time. Moreover,
another The Lego Movie's quality is that it has quite an impressive
cast (Pratt, Ferrell, Banks, Day, Brie, Freeman, Hill, Neeson,
Offerman, O'Neil, etc.), that portrays a bunch of very colorful and
memorable characters. In short, if you are interested in watching a
nostalgic throwback to your childhood or just want to watch a fun,
feel-good movie, you mustn't skip The Lego Movie.
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