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The Lego Movie (2014)

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An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

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Phil Lord (screenplay by), Christopher Miller (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 72 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Elizabeth Banks ... Wyldstyle / Lucy (voice)
Craig Berry Craig Berry ... Blake / Additional Voices (voice)
Alison Brie ... Unikitty (voice)
David Burrows ... Octan Robot / Additional Voices (voice)
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO (voice)
Charlie Day ... Benny (voice)
Amanda Farinos Amanda Farinos ... Mom (voice)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Han Solo (voice)
Will Ferrell ... Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)
Will Forte ... Abraham Lincoln (voice) (as Orville Forte)
Dave Franco ... Wally (voice)
Morgan Freeman ... Vitruvius (voice)
Todd Hansen Todd Hansen ... Gandalf / Additional Voices (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Green Lantern (voice)
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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 DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

3rd animated film for Will Forte, after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), all three of these were worked on by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. See more »

Goofs

You see the magician mini figure being captured by bad cop, but then later on in the movie at least twice you see him once in Cloud Cuckoo land and then again in Metal beard's flashback. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vitruvius: He's coming. Cover your butt.
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Crazy Credits

When the movie is shown on YouTube throughout Brick Friday 2018 (November 23rd, 2018) as an promotional advertisement for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), the words "Based on" in the "Based on LEGO Construction Toys" credit is absent. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film was rendered in both "Scope" (2.39:1) and "Academy ratio/Flat" (1.37:1, non-wide-screen), the latter of which was intended for 1.78:1 exhibition for use in theaters that did not use anamorphic lens projection. Each time a shot was completed for the scope version, the animators had to render another take for the "flat" version. Warner Bros. has released on Amazon Prime Video both the "anamorphic" and "spherical" versions, the latter of which also has bonus features after the film. Other CGI films also rendered in both aspect ratios included Cars, The Incredibles and A Bug's Life. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Topsy Turvy Plans (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Ready for This (Yar Mix)
Written by Phil Wilde (as Filip De Wilde), Jean-Paul DeCoster (as Jean-Paul Henriette De Coster), Ray Slijngaard (as Raymond Slijngaard) and Simon Harris
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Courtesy of Byte Records
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Everything is indeed awesome
11 March 2014 | by tuomas_gimliSee all my reviews

I'd be surprised if anyone saw this coming. The Lego Movie is quite simply unlike anything seen in a long while: rip-roaringly hilarious, gorgeous to look at, imaginative beyond belief, a great parody of worn out "chose one" clichés and also rather poignant and touching.

The first thing one has to mention is the animation. Not only does it look like an amateur stop-motion film with a $500 million budget, but the amount of detail and creativity put into the visuals is just staggering. At times there's so much going on the screen it's almost overwhelming, yet if you look closely you can see that every single thing is comprised of recognizable Lego parts. The various ways the world shifts, breaks, is constructed again, falls apart and moves around is simply a joy to watch. The implementation of real-world objects into the otherwise plastic world is certain to get huge laughs out of anyone, especially the revelation about the ominous superweapon "Kragle". The result is a film that looks unlike anything we've seen before.

The script is a roller-coaster ride of hilarious gag after another. The jokes come at you so fast you can't catch them all in one viewing, and blink-and-you'll-miss-it side gags clutter the screen. No running gag wears out its welcome, no joke is overplayed or overemphasised. The characters are all funny and likable with enough personality to them to fill up multiple movies on their own. Batman especially is a riotous parody of the grim, dark versions of the Caped Crusader we've been stuck with for nearly a decade. And due to Lego having rights for nearly every IP imaginable, you won't be able to guess which mega-franchise is going to turn up next.

Despite all this high praise, there are a couple of minor issues. During its third act the tone of the film starts moving to a more serious and emotional direction, which to me didn't work as well as the rapid fire comedy of the rest of the film. The voicework is great for the most part, but amidst all the others it becomes rather apparent that Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson are live, not voice actors. It's not that their performances are bad, they just seem rather flat and lifeless in comparison to the rest of the cast.

The Lego movie is a downright masterpiece, there's no two ways about it. Incredible visuals and animation combined with a hilarious script, dazzling creativity and good characters make it one of the best and most original animated films in a long time. Some minor hindrances can do very little to drag it down, and the end result is fantastic.


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USA | Denmark | Australia

Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lego: The Piece of Resistance See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,050,279, 9 February 2014

Gross USA:

$257,760,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$468,060,692
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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