I took my son to see The Lego Movie tonight for his 8th birthday, it’s something he’s been wanting to see since the trailer first aired on television. A huge Lego Movie Fan myself (Star Wars) being one of my favorites. I have to say, I was looking forward to seeing this movie but had no idea what an unexpected joy it would be!
Christopher Miller and Phillip Lord, the guys behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, another great franchise of movies I love bring to life this imaginative world that will thrill and delight kids, adults, teens and even grandparents. Starring Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Liam Nieson and so on as many other stars contribute to this film. The Lego Movie builds you up one lego brick at a time with witty humor and fun!
Have you Ever Felt Ordinary in an Extraordinary World?
An ordinary LEGO mini-figure named Emmet mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary Master Builder and Special from the prophecy is recruited by Lucy/Wyldstyle to join a quest to stop the Evil LEGO tyrant Lord Business from gluing the universe together (literally) using the Kragle (a tube of Krazy Glue with some of the logo’s letters rubbed out). Emmet holds the piece of resistance to help stop the Kragle but can he do it in time to save everyone?
We are each Different and Extraordinary in an Ordinary World
I loved this movie and so did my son. What I loved most was that The Lego Movie had a little bit of everything. It has action, adventure, romance, funny moments, characters we’ve all grown up knowing, superheroes, and regular people trying to make things right. There are some great moments of hilarity (adults only) and moments of pure engagement for kids. Overall the animation is truly incredible, almost generic even that holds an element of love for how it is all put together.
Motto of the Movie: Each of us is Special no matter who we are or what we do. We choose to be who we want. We choose to do good and not bad. And by believing in yourself anything is possible!
The Lego Movie is age appropriate. There is some mild language parents may not like, words like “heck,” “stupid,” and there is a scene where officer GOOD COP/BAD COP has his face rubbed out with nail polish remover, and someone’s head pops off and still talks. There is also lots of action, shooting, a bar fight in the Old West. Just to let you know, so you can make the decision on this movie.
Overall the movie was great! Both my 8 year old and 14 year old loved it. We saw it in 3D, which I found fun and entertaining but a little dark. I can’t wait to watch it again on Blu-ray DVD without the 3D experience as it causes my son to have headaches. The Lego Movie is just plain family fun!