The Lego Movie

by: Oliver Layco

Lego’s are one of the oldest and longest running toys that are still around. They’ve evolved over the years, so it was only a matter of time before a Lego Movie came out. I was sketchy at first when I first heard about it, but as the trailers started to come out I fully realized what they could do with it. Lego has the license of practically every major franchise out there so they have a whole catalogue of characters that they could use in this movie. The story revolves around Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt). He’s just a normal guy who works construction in his town. One day he runs into Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) who is searching for the fabled piece of resistance. With that, they would be able to stop Lord Business(Will Ferrell) from ending their world with the deadly Kragle! Their main crew to save the world includes Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), UniKitty (Alison Brie), and Batman (Will Arnett). Throughout their quest they meet up with the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Abraham Lincoln, and Shaquille O’Neal to name a few. The surprise characters throughout and the voices behind them is what makes this special as well. The environments present throughout were also all easily recognizable to what their real life counterparts are. There are tributes to anything and everything that’s happened in the past decade and beyond. As for the main characters, they are each written and voiced perfectly to what they’re supposed to be. It was surprising also that the folks behind 21 Jump Street are the guys behind this. As for the animation, they really convinced me for a second that it was all stop motion. However, they did do a real good job with animating it to make it appear that way; which fits perfectly to how we would play with Legos as youngsters. The overarching story is what’s really sticking with what I believe is the main mission of Lego. I want to say more, but that would involve me delving into spoilers. So with that I must say bring yourself to the theater to see the see this uplifting movie about a nobody who saved everybody. Everything about it was indeed awesome!

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