Disclosure: We received a preview screening of the Lego Movie. This post represents my unbiased opinions.
We got a first look at The Lego Movie, and the entire Dancing Hotdogs family loved it. Rock had been already bursting at the seams wanting to watch the movie. Ever since we saw the previews it had it been at the top of our list.
So when we sat down to watch the movie, the excitement was at an all-time high. We were hoping that it was going to be awesome and it was!
The Lego Movie is all about being an individual and it starts in a world where everyone is the same. Emmett is a Lego figure that just fits in too well, he fits in so much that he there is nothing special about him. He is the most normal person in a world that wants everybody to only follow the instruction. That is until Emmitt is designated the “special” or the most interesting, smart and special person in the world. Yet that is only the start of Emmett’s story, as he learns to be the master builder and free the world from the clutches of sameness and normality.
I love that the movie really emphasizes and pushes for kids to be creative. Instead of staying within the lines and just following directions “Master Builders” can build anything and everything, which is totally out of sorts with the rigid rules created by the bad guy Lord Business. I find it hilarious that the Lego Movie was all about not following the instructions, as I constantly harp on D and the boys for eschewing the instructions and basically just winging it. I guess I am going to have an even harder time now in the future. Joining along for the ride is the entire universe of Lego characters from Sports figures, Ninja Turtles, Super Heroes and throw back characters like a 1980’s Astronaut. Voicing these characters is an all star cast including Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett and Will Ferrell.
Visually the movie looks amazing. I love the timelessness of stop motion animation, it never seems to look old. With that said, the action and animation looked vivid and exciting. Even the 3D looked great. The story and jokes were pretty funny with a number of winking nods to the parents but enough slap stick for the kids to enjoy. Even at 3 years old, X, was laughing and yelling at the movie.
I love that Lego were used as they never seem to age, the Lego Movie was built to stand the test of time.
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