Lego Movie Review (Everything Is Awesome)

After finally getting the time to go to the cinema a couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to choose the new Warner Bros. film “The Lego Movie”. Before even reaching the cinema I had high expectations of what I was about to see; as what could be better than a film dedicated to one of the wonders of my childhood?
        The stunning display of dedication that was put into the making of this film is one of the things that has stayed with me over the past week. The animation is done entirely with the use of Lego and it allows me to remember all the times that I spent using my own Lego to create ships and houses. Whilst watching the film I was overawed by how much time must have been spent on creating all the scenes and the thought of moving all of the pieces around to create the animation. Although, it would not surprise me if there was a cheeky bit of CGI animation being used.
          From the captivating sets to the heart-warming storyline. The story centres on Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), an average everyday guy who enjoys living his life the way it is, and the prophecy of the Special. Emmet is seen to be the Special that the prophecy spoke of but when the others within the resistance against Lord Business (voiced by Will Ferrell) realise that he has never had an original thought in his life, and not even a Master Builder,  they begin to treat him as if he is a nobody and not worth their time. It is not until we near the end of the film that we find out the prophecy was made up by Vitruvius (voiced by Morgan Freeman) who saw that anybody could become the Special if only they believed it themselves. It is this uplifting message that gives our heroes the strength to fight back against their oppressor. The storyline is simplistic in what it wants to achieve but it keeps you captivated throughout its entire 1 hour and 40 minute performance, but this could be due in part to its overly catchy theme song “Everything is Awesome” (which I still can’t get it out of my head even now!)

           My only fault with the film, is the negative backlash that Emmet receives for being ordinary. And even though this negativity is criticised within the film, it is only due to the fact that the people get to know him over time and see him for who he truly is. I suppose it irks me that the heroes don’t seem to be as compassionate as you would imagine, but I guess that’s how life really goes.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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