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At a glance

The Lego Movie (2014) is an animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The first theatrical feature film produced by Warner Animation Group, it is a film based on the popular line of construction toys, Lego.

The Lego Movie Trailer

The Lego Movie Synopsis

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), it stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

The Lego Movie Review

Legoland.
Legoland.

This is one of the most recent animated feature I watch in a movie theatre and it is also one of the most creative film that I have ever watched. There is only one word to describe its plot, technique and art direction — phenomenal!

Lego Minifigures.
Lego Minifigures.

Really, I am not kidding. Everything really is, awesome. They got me awestruck with all the pretty waters, fires, clouds and rainbows; a vibrant world constructed entirely with Legos and filled with interesting Lego Minifigures!

Masterbuilders' gathering.
Masterbuilders' gathering.

In addition to its lovely and immensely detailed world, The Lego Movie (2014) is quite entertaining to watch as there are plenty of hilarious gags, Lego humor and frank characters that always say what's on their mind without holding back.

Emmet.
Emmet.

Strange but I am also enthralled with the way they portray totalitarian in Bricksburg, where instruction manuals are its people's bible which is both funny and sad at times. Nevertheless, watching it also induces nostalgia; the film reminds me of my early childhood where I used to have my own box of Legos. Maybe that's the reason why I was smiling and brimming with joy when I watch it.

Lego Batman and Lego Wonderwoman.
Lego Batman and Lego Wonderwoman.

In short, the film spew nothing but awesomeness because it is that "one movie that has something for everyone".

Who will like this?

Lego fans will definitely love this as the film itself is a tribute filled with affection for Lego fans! There are also various other character cameos which may also appeal to their original fans such as those from DC Comics. All those minifigures Lego versions of the characters are so cool cute although they don't look mini on screens!! And in general, people who enjoy comedy and heartwarming films will like this film as well.

However, I don't really recommend this for pediophobic people because the visual is quite realistic and the Lego minifigures are moving on its own.

PS. The only things I don't like about this film is that Lucy falls in love with an entirely new guy in her life so easily even though she has already an adorable boyfriend. It is also kind of known that I don't really like live action-animation hybrid films (I rarely list those in my masterlist) but this film is really good; its visuals and creativity make it up for it!

Details of the movie

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Producer: Dan Lin, Roy Lee
Story: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Screenplay: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Cinematography: Barry Peterson, Pablo Plaisted
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh
Studio: Warner Animation Group
Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Country: United States, Australia, Denmark
Language: English
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 100 mins
Budget: USD 60,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 460,914,488 est.

Official website(s)

http://www.thelegomovie.com/
http://www.lego.com/en-us/movie/

Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
This article is a part of Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon.
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Behind the Scenes

The Lego Movie contains 3,863,484 unique LEGO bricks. Some are reused and reconfigured in multiple scenes, making up sets, characters and props, for a total of 15,080,330 bricks; the number that a person would need if he or she wanted to recreate the entire film by hand. The film also features 183 unique minifigures, many of which are particularly special to the directors. (From their production notes)

The Lego Movie Poster

The Lego Movie Poster
The Lego Movie Poster

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