Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Lego Movie (2014)


Adventure | Animation | Comedy


Phil Lord | Christopher Miller



Voice Cast

Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, Jadon Sand, Anthony Daniels, Dilly Dee Williams


Ordinary construction worker Emmet (Chris Pratt) sees his life turned upside down when he is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant, Lord Business (Will Ferrell).


Like I mentioned in a Thursday Movie Picks post a while back I had no intention to watch this film when it came out. Not to mention spending money on it. I thought it'd be just a stupid kids flick. But I let my brother convince me into going and I was utterly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Even now, after I don't know how many watches, I still find "The Lego Movie" an incredibly entertaining and fun film.

The story is quite light and kinda basic but the great thing is that the writers acknowledged that and used it to their advantage. They indeed decided not to take the story too seriously, mocking the prophecy and throwing in some clichés in a playful way, and it resulted into a very funny, interesting film with a surprising ending.

Something that will definitely win you over are the characters. From Emmet, a very likable, but ordinary guy who is said to the be one, to Bad Cop/Good Cop, they all are funny and each one of them has personality and some development. Especially Batman who is basically a parody of the Dark Knight.

What makes the characters even better is the cast. It really is impressive - I mean, there's Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, and more - and they portray the characters in a very memorable way. Also they really add to the film's comedy which is made both of goofy and clever gags.

The animation also deserves a mention because it's fantastic. It looks like a stop-motion film with a tremendous amount of detail. It is so well done, at times it's hard to believe every single thing is made of Legos.

Oh, and there's also a very catchy song that says it all, everything is awesome!


  1. Glad you liked it! This was one of my favorite movies of 2014. I can't wait for LEGO Batman!

    1. Me too, I'm so excited for the LEGO Batman! It's kinda sad though that it is going to be the best film featuring Batman this year. I'm sure Justice League will be disappointing.

  2. E' un gioiellino dell'animazione... E non ti nego che non me lo aspettavo!

    1. Io mi aspettavo una schifezza, e invece mi è piaciuto proprio molto.