The Lego Movie

We were very skeptical when we first heard about The Lego Movie. We were afraid that it was just going to be a two hour commercial for Lego toys disguised as a movie.

Boy, were we ever wrong. The Lego Movie is a wonderful adventure tale for kids, with interesting characters and a real plot. It is so clever that the adults watching will enjoy it a as much as the kids.

Not only does it have an interesting story line, it has great character development, with the characters played by top name actors. Will Ferrell, Morgan Feeman and Liam Neeson all play main characters and put the full force of their talents into the roles.

The plot is about a simple construction worker names Emmet who lives a very uncomplicated and predictable life in Lego Land until one day he finds a mystery piece which both the good an evil forces are searching for.

It turns out that Lego Land is ruled by an evil President Business (Will Ferrell). He is so concerned with keeping things in order that he has a plot to glue all the Lego pieces together so that they can never be changed again. His henchman is Bad Cop (Liam Neeson).

It turns out that the mysterious piece that Emmet has found is the top to the glue, and is the key to saving Lego Land. Emmet must go on a quest to put back the top and so save all the Lego characters from being frozen forever. He is guided on his journey by Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), who is very much like Obi-Wan Kenobi, except that he is not nearly as good at his job.

The movie has humor, excitement and a surprise and touching ending that the adults will appreciate. We strongly recommend you take the kids to see The Lego Movie. If you don’t have kids,  go ahead and see it anyway. Who says adults can’t have fun too?

 

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