The movie is about Emmet Brickowski, a seemingly ordinary construction worker, who happens to find a Piece of the Resistance, which is said to be the only thing capable of stopping the use of Kragle, the super weapon that can destroy the Lego universe. He is assisted by Wyldstyle, Batman, Metal Beard and rest of the Master Builders to go against Lord Business, the tyrant owner of the Kragle. Will they be able to save everyone from harm? Watch this movie to find out.
Technically speaking, The Lego Movie was everything I was hoping for in a movie about Lego. Could you imagine the toy many of us played and loved (and still love) being made into a full motion picture? It must have been very taxing to make this movie years ago! But thanks to advanced CGI technology, the Lego blocks were created in this movie in a way that suited every kid’s Lego movie dream, complete with towering structures, fancy vehicles, amazingly detailed Lego characters and grand settings. It was visually perfect!
The voice cast was delightfully good. Every spunky or funny dialogue in the movie was brought alive and on point by Chris Pratt who voiced out Emmet, Will Ferrell as Lord Business, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, Will Arnett as Batman and Nick Offerman as Metal Beard.
The witty script, which brings out many pop culture references, was really funny, making it relevant not just for kids, but also for adults. The twist in the end might not be that unexpected, but it was totally appropriate. The satire shown in it proved the major points of the story: stop the rigidity, explore creativity (which could just actually be Lego’s motto if you think about it).
However, I was actually expecting more. It was undoubtedly original, yes, but it somehow lacked that awesome fun some other animated movies bring. The over-all concept of the movie might be a genius, but it fell short in a few of its individual parts. I liked some of the featured songs, though I lingered on the thought of something better. The musical score is lively, but it could have been a lot livelier. Nevertheless, this movie was a great start for the animated movie genre this 2014. I hope more movies like this would be featured this year.
The Lego Movie’s movie rating by the pondering movie fan: 4 out of 5