At the same time, it is very entertaining for adults. Well I did love it, until my four year old grandson won't stop watching it. I took a nine year old boy with me to the theater when the movie first came out and we both loved it. Fun story, good characters, funny lines, good stuff for everyone including adults. He plays a wizard who is far less consistently brilliant and all knowing than he claims or wants to be. I saw pieces that I haven't seen in years I thought it was cool to see the old part numbers in the movie, although many saw it as a marketing tool. Chris Pratt and Will Farrell are hilarious, but that's generally a given.
Overall a great movie, I recommend it and the actors did a fantastic job. Well, name a movie that isn't. Good luck getting the main song out of your head, a delicious piece of ironic sugary pop that hides a layer of tragic bitterness all its own; the songwriter was actually in a pretty dark place with his home life at the time of writing and you can disturbingly hear that undercurrent of smiling with gritted teeth. Will Ferrell is also excellent as the villain of the piece, being just silly enough to be funny, but just real enough to give the story some real tension. Btw, Chris Pratt has the perfect voice for an animated lego.
Now as a heads up, I lent the 3D to my family and both my brother and mother became ill because all of the spinning and speed in 3D. So if you haven't seen this movie, it's worth it. I love many movies, especially kids movies, and love Chris Pratt. Lots of little inside jokes, especially if you grew up playing with Legos. That's what I got, anyway. He's a young working guy like a million others, who's not very bright or especially brave, and who just wants to live his happy, blank, endlessly repetitive safe life. .
I promised I would switch them back. The film is basically a spoof of every Hollywood vision-quest movie you've ever seen. One of my very favorite films of 2014. He's over-matched, and under prepared, but with a kindly older mentor of great power to guide him, you know he will find a way to prevail. Great for kids but adults can enjoy this film by themselves. It was a good movie, especially for me growing up with Legos my whole life. If you like Legos adult or child , and you want to laugh, this is the movie for you.
I fully expected to finish the movie while husband fell asleep 10 mins in. The worst thing I can think of is the fact that I can't stand the song, but it's a small price to pay for watching magic. One time we were playing with his legos and I switched the feathers on some of the knights just for fun. Legos are an icon of childhood. This was a fun movie - the plot was a bit frenetic which lessened my enjoyment. However, the disarray makes sense since Legos are kind of all over the place with their themes and the makers probably wanted to make as many references as possible since these are highly popular toys.
My girls all loved it and so did their friends who were over and the age difference is 14 years so that's a huge accomplishment from a movie. I can't believe Morgan Freeman hasn't done more voiceover work, because he just kills it. Nostalgia, family, tongue-in-cheek marketing, cultural satire, political commentary, even cosmology, all somehow come together beautifully in a film my kids watched dozens of times and I enjoyed every single time. Watched this movie with my oldest daughter college age and two of my other daughters under 8 and we loved it. The Lego Movie has great life lessons for all ages. Some people have said that it is 'commercialized' or a 'big ad'. Finally for the purposes of this now-longer-than-intended review , Will Arnett and the script subvert the stereotypical Batman so hard it's difficult to believe but amazing to watch.
I think he about had a heart attack. Finally, the ending lends itself to an important message that parents may or may not see themselves in. Alison Brie was delightful in Community and channels all that tried-and-true repressed Id she showed there into this. But overall this is an exciting and creative and wonderfully fun piece of film-making, that manages to attack the near fascist mentality of a society obsessed with consuming, and determined not to question it's own lives it's not for nothing that the villain's name is 'President Business' -- while still being very funny, and almost never feeling like its preaching. Emmet starts off just being like everyone else, no one special until someone tells him he is. Man, now I want to go watch it again!! I don't think my five year old daughter internalizes those heady concepts; she just likes that Wyldstyle can build stuff and kicks butt, which she totally does. Turns out my husband isn't the bad guy.
In all honesty, you can find that in almost any movie if you look hard enough. Great movie for all ages including adults! I really hope if there are any sequels they live up to the original. Not too many films can pull that off. In theaters I saw it in 2D, and as I watched it I could thought it was made with 3D in mind. The writing is clever enough that only adults will understand some of the jokes and pop references, yet it is still entertaining to children. The mini figure is an accurate depiction.
It has a rough, almost bizarrely low- tech look to it's Lego people -- stop motion that looks like stop motion --oddly but very effectively combined with mind-blowingly huge and complicated shots of the Lego universe in action. And without giving anything away, in the last 20 minutes it changes the rules again, and asks a few profound questions about the nature of existence, without seeming like it had suddenly jumped the track as a film for kids as well as adults. Isn't that the Lego philosophy?? Not everything works, and there were a few spots near the end where the energy flagged. He hates most movies, especially kids movies, but loves Legos and was very bored on the plane. This is a journey of self discovery and learning that being different from the status quo as well as what others expect you to be, allows the individual to become someone special and potentially do great things. While the plot is the typical good guy vs. Then it's, let's sit the children down and explain things at the very end.
Spoiler alert: Most action movies are about good vs. Lego pieces coming at you, Batman throwing batarangs in your direction I think that is the name for them , and more is fantastic and a lot of effort was put into the graphics. None other than the voice of Morgan Freeman, expertly spoofing his own image as the ultimate voice of wisdom. The detail in relation to the lego pieces, connections, moving parts Lego technic, motorized, etc is so precise and accurate, and is brought out very well in the Blu-Ray and 3D versions. I really like how the end of the movie is resolved, especially as a kid's movie.