- Origin: 25/25
- Story: 23/25
- Camera/SFX: 24/25
- Performance: 24/25
The Lego Movie is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure 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.
- Rated: PG (Some action and rude humour)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Animation and Comedy
- Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Chris McKay
- Written by: Dan Hageman, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
- Release date: 17th June, 2014 (Wide)
- Length: 101 minutes
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
|Chris Pratt||Emmet Brickowski (Voice)|
|Elizabeth Banks||Wyldstyle/ Lucy (Voice)|
|Will Arnett||Batman/ Bruce Wayne (Voice)|
|Will Ferrell||Lord Business/ President Business (Voice)|
|Morgan Freeman||Vitruvius (Voice)|
|Liam Neeson||Bad Cop/ Good Cop/ (Voice)|
|Jake Johnson||Barry (Voice)|
|Charlie Day||Benny (Voice)|
|Alison Brie||Unikitty (Voice)</td.|
It such as vast world already that it isn’t really hard to lose the path. The Lego world is quirky and friendly, and this film is all that and more. I loved the array of characters they used, all sorts of Lego generations and stories. I loved how the wholes story was being controlled by a child and how he just wants to create random stuff from his dads Lego collection. The film didn’t have limits just what the imagination could think, the different areas of Lego was a nice touch, showing the control that President Business has.
Funny, dramatic and creative, this was a narrative that had spark. Emmets journey to become a master builder was a key part of this film, it gave the chance for a smaller Lego character to be know rather than giving Batman the spotlight all the time. He is a character to fall in love with, his dumbness helps with the humour. However, I feel they didn’t need to make it another love story at the end, where the hero gets the girl, instead they could have found other interests through one another. The cliche storyline was the only problem I had with it.
Their animations are unique and it is fun and vibrant. With all that is going on there do lose some effect with shots, but everything is knitted together nicely. It has a warm loving feel that does appeal to its target audience, this is a film that children will definitely enjoy. My favourite moment is when Emmet falls into the western Lego world and you see him falling from a wide shot, it is that type of humour that gives it such a high score.
A stellar performance from cast, Chris Pratt has the voice perfect for the innocent Emmet. My favourite was Will Arnett, his Batman was dark, funny and it stands out as a Batman voice. The cast have some of the best voices for this movie, Morgan Freeman is iconic for his voice, such a deep and wholesome sound. Will Ferrel made an evil and comical villain, it was very surprising to hear him do so well.