Lego. What can’t you do with it?
Those little blocks have built Millennium Falcons, magical castles and numerous video games. However, until this year, we didn’t have a Lego movie on the big screen.
Luckily, all that’s changed.
Ultimately, this is a film for children. Fortunately, most people who played with Lego as a child have grown up with the moniker of “Big-Kid”, so it’s still applicable and perfectly acceptable to go see this film at any age, with or without the little tykes. (Though, if you’re going without children, try and find a group of friends to go with. Awkward questions might be raised otherwise.) The plot of the film cribs heavily off of The Matrix, but it reads like the sort of thing a child would make up, complete with Deus Ex Machina moments. and Ultimately it begins to fail a little towards the end, as though the writer was tiring with the story and was beginning to get confused with which characters were where and what they were doing. This adds to the intrinsic charm of the film though, and it is ultimately still a better ending than some other films that have been released recently.
The voice acting is also well performed. Morgan Freeman’s wise wizard Vitruvius serves as the ineffective mentor to Chris Pratt’s Emmet, whilst Will Arnett plays a version of Batman who is all too aware of his character’s popularity within the real world. There’s also a slew of cameo appearances from numerous film characters who have had their worlds given Lego adaptations, with plenty more that are probably hidden in the background, waiting for someone to go through frame-by-frame and find them all.
The Lego Movie is a must see. It will release the child inside you, and have you chuckling at many of the jokes well into the next day. Though good luck getting the song “Everything is Awesome” out of your head any time soon. And the best thing about the film? You don’t have to pick up all the pieces off the floor when you’re done playing with them.