Bottom Line: As this film’s main song gloriously decrees, everything is (indeed) awesome! This is a rambunctious, laugh-a-minute, earlier in the year crowd pleaser that fires on all brick-built cylinders! The voices are perfectly cast, the attention to detail is painstaking, the message is strong and the animation is vividly cool. My wife and I have three boys at home - so while I speak fluent Lego-ese and understand the structural, cultural and inspirational significance of these sharp-edged plastic blocking systems, she can only manage a strange, curse-infused dialect after stepping on a carpet-buried two-peg jumper plate. Once brought to life in movie form, however, my wife more clearly understood the power of the brick. She, along with all four of her boys, absolutely loved it! It’s chaotically clever, energetically engineered and wholesomely heartfelt. Perfect for all ages and destined to be an oft-watched classic at home, audiences will fall in love with THE LEGO MOVIE in a click and a snap!
Starring the voices of: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Morgan Freeman, Will Farrell and Liam Neeson
Directed by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 JUMP STREET and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS)
Running time: 101 minutes
Story: The first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO (R) adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. (c) Warner Bros
Official site: www.thelegomovie.com