As a kid who didn’t love playing with Legos, it was the one toy that had endless possibilities and you could build anything your mind imagined. This hilarious story is built brick by brick to create the perfect movie for all ages.
Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) lives by the rules. If it is not in the instructional manual, he does not do it. His favorite song is “Everything is awesome, everything is cool when you’re part of a team.”
His very regimented life as a construction worker is soon turned upside down when he meets a trespasser named Wyldestyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), an outsider attempting to capture the mysterious “Piece of Resistance” that will stop evil mastermind President Business (voiced by Will Ferrell) from destroying their segregated worlds.
Hot on their trail is split-personality Bad Cop/Good Cop (voiced by Liam Neeson), as this unlikely pair travels through the Old West, middle Zealand, and Cloud Cuckoo Land with their team of misfits (Batman/Will Arnett, Spaceman Benny/Charlie Day, Vitruvius/Morgan Freeman) to fulfill the prophecy and stop President Business for once and all.
Filled with various minifigures from many different sets of the Lego world are superheroes, cowboys, and retro classics. Also keep an eye out for some unexpected cameos. These wonderful Lego characters are brought to life by a superb cast of actors, which includes Jonah Hill, Alison Brie, and Channing Tatum.
The Lego film is both imaginative and funny as it slowly slips you into a world of fun. The CGI is impressive. I would definitely pay the extra to see it in 3D and don’t pay much attention to the socio-political resistance overtones, because honestly your kids won’t even notice, just sit back and enjoy.
PG-13 for mild action and rude humor
Run Time: 1 hr. 41 min.