The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie is a 2014 animated adventure comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and made by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film was dedicated to Kathleen Fleming, the former director of entertainment development of the Lego company, following her death in Cancún, Mexico in April 2013.
The film is about Emmet Brickowski, an ordinary construction worker Lego man. He lives alone, but he always follows the rules of his government and keeps up with the newest trends. But one day, after working in his construction site, he meets an unknown figure and chases after her. Emmet doesn't know where the figure went, but he finds a mysterious object and decides to touch it. That's when his life would change forever.
Why It Rocks
- Brilliant animation. While most movies/animations about Legos are stop-motion, this movie takes a different approach and uses CGI animation, which allows more flexibility.
- The soundtrack is pretty good, and the song "Everything is Awesome" is catchy.
- The characters are generally quite likable.
- Most of the humor is pretty funny, such as when Unikitty tries to get into the office and starts saying "Business, business.. business!" and then asks a robot if it's working, who tells her it is.
- It's still faithful to the Lego toys.
- It features a wonderful lesson about working together and being creative, as well as a good lesson about family towards the end.
- It proves that movies about merchandise can still be good movies.
- Unikitty is adorable.
- The film offers a terrific twist ending where all the events in the film have all been part of a child's imagination.
- Some moments can get very touching and emotional, such as the part where Emmet realized that his friends didn't know who he was.
- The action scenes are entertaining.
- Some of the pop culture cameos are a little invasive and random.
- The film can get a little cliched at times.
- It uses the "Chosen One" cliche, although it is later revealed to be a lie.
- Some of the dialogue is poorly-written.