This is going to be a pretty short review.
I pretty much loved everything about this movie.
From the ridiculousness of it, to the breaking of the fourth wall in a way that totally made sense, to the fact that I think this is probably Will Ferrell’s best role ever, everything about this movie is just great.
I grew up with Legos, spending hours and days building all kinds of things, and seeing a movie about that part of my childhood, in such a way that if I really wanted to spend millions of dollars I could recreate every scene of that movie, was great.
Also, spoilers below,
The dad’s reaction to the son was what I would hope any father would have. The fact that in one moment you can clearly see Will Ferrell’s character fully grasp what he’s done and what his son was doing, all because he stopped to really see his son (and also the dad’s unfavorable avatar), was a brilliant piece of acting.
This was a genuinely wonderful film and I’m glad I finally got a chance to see it.