Lego Movie Review:
Although the building blocks for this movie’s story are quite small (literally!), it was able to bring out the imaginative child in it’s viewers.
The star-studded cast included such voices as Will Farrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, and Liam Neeson, to name a few. The movie’s hero, Emmet Brickowoski (voiced by Chris Platt), is your average Lego man; obeys the rules, tries to make friends, and works hard with his cylindrically shaped hands. Thrust into adventure by an accidental discovery, Emmitt finds himself being the prophesized chosen one (caution: matrix undertones) tasked with saving all Legokind.
Lord/President Business (Will Farrell) plans to keep citizens in perfect order by posing them in a very organized fashion and super gluing them in place using the feared kragle (faded KRAzy GLuE tube).
Using the piece of resistence (the glue cap) Emmet, along with his band of master builders, plans to re-cap the weapon before it’s too late.
The movie, filmed through a child vs. adult perspective, was filled with witty lines, action scenes, and childlike ingenuity reminding audience members of their own experiences and creativity with the beloved childhood toy. There were enough cool effects with the 3D to make it worth paying the extra money to see it in theatres.
For what appears to be a family oriented film, the evening show was packed with adults proving that sometimes it’s okay to let the kids in all of us come out to play.
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Song of the Day:
Yin Yang - USS