A feat previously thought impossible - a family movie that's actually good.
The Lego Movie doesn’t sound like something that could possibly be good and yet, here it is, defying all expectations and being actually great entertainment. Set up as a dizzying mashup of story and pop culture references (the way most kids actually play with their toys,) this supposedly kids movie is clearly geared equally (if not more) towards adults – not in the “wink wink nudge nudge” way that most kids movies have of peppering the script with the occasional gag for adults, but as a full-fledged, interesting story for grownups that’s bound to keep most kids happy as well.
To all those who expected this to be terrible: it isn't.
The Lego Movie is set in a dystopian universe run by the evil President Business. Everyone follows a detailed set of instructions on how to live their lives, they buy ridiculously overpriced coffee. The top song in the charts is called Everything Is Awesome, which should tell you hot terrible this world really is. We follow Emmett Brickowski (get it?) a construction worker, who, despite being completely happy with the whole government arrangement, gets dragged into a rebellion plot and put at the head of the Master Buildres’ uprising. There’s a prophecy, you see, and it says he has to do it.
The film is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who usually have that magical ability to turn everything they touch into gold. Judging by early reviews, The Lego Movie is no exception to the rule. The film hits theatres today, February 7. It’s voiced by Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie and Will Arnett among others.
Ninja Turtles and Wonder Woman in one film? There''s no way this won't be watchable.