Written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the men behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie is so overwhelmingly energetic and enthusiastic that you’ll forget that Hollywood has run out of fresh, new ideas and constantly feeds us adaptations, sequels and remakes; it totally reminds us that there are absolutely no boundaries when it comes to storytelling, no matter how silly or ridiculous it is, and personally, I absolutely adore and respect that in a motion picture, even if it’s delivered in a rather cheesy manner, and it did help “refresh” my imagination off the dystopian stories and what-not.
The Lego Movie also reminds us what it means to be a child, and you can’t help but laugh out loud at the laugh-a-minute gags and the little references it makes which unrealistically and pleasurably throw you back into deep, deep nostalgia, particularly with the stop-motion animation featured in the movie where everything was made out of Lego.
Everyone in the movie did a tremendous job at keeping their characters loveable, hilarious and memorable with Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, the golden-voiced Morgan Freeman, Will Amett, Liam Neeson and Will Ferrell.
Like I mentioned, The Lego Movie keeps bursting with energy and humor like a child awaiting his present excitedly on Christmas Day, which makes all these characters exude life and character amidst their own little world where everyone’s happy. It was because of all the positivity in the movie that I wasn’t expecting a hardcore emotional kick in the final act, and it was the heartfelt intensity of the final act that made me love the movie even more.
The Lego Movie ultimately appeals to all ages with its jaunty, loveable humor. It’s a film that firmly believes that everyone can be creative; everyone can be special; and that imagination is so powerful that it can be flourished even within a world bound in rules and instructions.
I give it a belated 5/5!
I give The Lego Movie a belated 5 / 5!