Movie Review: The (Everything is Awesome) Lego Movie

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.

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2 Responses to Movie Review: The (Everything is Awesome) Lego Movie

  1. therealtyler says:

    The Lego Movie has quickly become one of my favorite movies of all time – it tackles the human relationship with creativity, play, maturity, growing up, and being a part of your family and your community in a way that it easily could have completely left by the way side in favor of fart jokes. Instead it was both a fun kid’s movie, a fun movie for those of us who grew up with the cultures the movie portrays, and a movie that said something other than what it said directly, and that’s a rare feat. It actually makes me indirectly more excited for Guardians of the Galaxy (Emmett Brikowski’s VA is also the guy who plays Starlord).

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