Two Lego Hands up! This movie is nothing but fun, fun, fun. I often found myself laughing along with the children at the silly jokes. There is definitely a great sense of innocence with this movie, but there is also a clear underlining theme as well. Good vs Evil. Normality vs Creativity. Adulthood vs Childhood. Singularity vs Teamwork. Let’s not forget the spectacular flow of graphics and the all-star cast that all come together to create this fantastic piece of art.
The story follows Emitt (Pratt), the average joe, who is randomly tapped for greatness and to be the leader to save the Lego Universe. Through this pursuit, Emitt transforms from the insecure instruction-list follower to the master builder he so badly wants to be. You instantly strap yourself in next to Emitt and live his journey, his ups and his downs, and his soft pursuit of his love interest, Lucy (Banks).
The Lego Movie is simple and sweet, it doesn’t linger, a little emotional, it is funny, and by the time the story begins to resolve itself, you definitely feel its message. A good hearted message. You will also find yourself placing faces to the voices. Here are just a few names that compile this all-star cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferell, Morgan Freeman, Jona Hill, Nick Offerman, Shaquille O’Neal, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, and Charley Day.
I definitely recommend the movie to any adult and for most children. It is rated PG for mild action and rude humor. Get ready parents, this movie could definitely be the next one your child puts on repeat. Enjoy!