The Lego Movie (U)

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The LEGO Movie

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Time Out says

Mon Feb 3

With one obvious exception, toy stories do not have the luckiest big-screen pedigree: the results are often either sugary cartoons for undemanding kids or noisy blockbusters for brain-dead teens. If the producers of ‘The LEGO Movie’ had taken either approach, there would have been an outcry: these lifeless plastic bricks are too beloved, too iconic to be subjected to the Hollywood sausage-factory treatment. Luckily for all, someone had the foresight to bring in ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and the result is bold, berserk and strangely beautiful, exuding LEGO-love from every frame.

Our everyman hero Emmet (Chris Pratt) is the happiest guy in Bricksville: he’s gainfully employed as a construction worker (what else?), he adores his co-workers and he knows that the mighty President Business (Will Ferrell) has his best interests at heart. So when he’s thrown into an epic conflict between Business’s robot clones and the forces of creativity and invention (led, of course, by Batman and Abraham Lincoln), all Emmet wants is to get back to normality.

Occasional pacing issues aside, ‘The LEGO Movie’ is sheer joy: the script is witty, the satire surprisingly pointed and the animation tactile and imaginative. Expect controversy over the climax, though. The film plunges deep into waters left uncharted since the mid-’80s, leading to a strange, deeply sentimental but oddly touching climax that manages to say more about its source ‘material’ than any toy movie to date. Barmy, perhaps, but often brilliant.

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Rated:

U

UK release:

Fri Feb 14, 2014

Duration:

100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Phil Lord, Chris McKay

Screenwriter:

Phil Lord, Chris McKay

Voices:

Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell

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Enekomh

Great film!

I went last week to see it with my girlfriend and we were highiy surprised about it. The plot might not be the most elaborated one but it has enough jokes, action, and references to external IPs to make it worth visiting your closest cinema. If you played LEGO on the old days before it became what it is now (just a collection of licences built-up in LEGO style) and you enjoyed playing with the bricks and regular figures you will probably enjoy it even more.

But if you are not convinced yet, I dare say it also has the best Batman ever seen in a film (even better than Nolan's trilogy's one).

Juan Carlos

Very disappointing. At a fullish preview there wasn't much laughter even from the small kids. I found it very dull. If you have small kids to entertain over half term I would strongly recommend Mr Peabody and Sherman over this. Distinctly average to poor film. 2 stars only.