Sunday, February 09, 2014

Movie Review: The Lego Movie


If you have a kid, you've heard about this.  Trailers have been all over TV, so unless you're living under a rock, you know that Lego has created a movie with virtually every recognizable Lego character ever.
 
And if you're like me, and you have a 7-year-old kid, you're gonna go see it.
 
Which is totally worth it.
 
The family had a special outing today to watch The Lego Movie, and from what we'd seen in previews, we were expecting a few laughs.  Ordinary Lego construction worker Emmet discovers that he is the "Special," destined to save all Lego-dom from permanent gluing.  There are lots of recognizable Lego figures and sets, and it's not all for the kids.  Adults will have fun with the dramatic irony and wisecracks sprinkled throughout the film.  (This one's for you, Expensive Coffee Drinker.)  Lots of laughs for adults and kids alike.
 
What really brought this movie up from a mere "OK" rating is the last fifteen minutes or so.  I don't want to spoil it for you, so what I will say is that it will make you remember what it's like to be a kid.  The adventure is fun, if typical, but there's that extra element to it that makes it so much better.  Even though the movie could be considered a giant ad for Lego, it's worth the viewing, and you're going to want to hug your children afterward.  And maybe buy a set of Lego and play with them.
 
Er, and invite your kid.

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