The LEGO® Movie

If you’re looking for a movie that will have you laughing out loud from start to finish The LEGO® Movie is for you, even if you’re not a LEGO fan.  It’s a smart, witty, entertaining, and hilarious film that does an excellent job of keeping both children and parents entertained.

The LEGO Universe is made up of many realms, including pirates, the Old West, and Star Wars that exist side-by-side.  Long ago people (mini-figures) and LEGO bricks could travel freely between realms to create anything anyone could dream up.  Abe Lincoln could travel through space and Dumbledore from Harry Potter could mingle with Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  But, all of that changed once President Business took over.

Annoyed at the lack of order that arises from the mixing of realms, President Business erects walls between realms to avoid genre and set mixing and forces everyone to build strictly according to the instructions, ensuring that they follow the steps precisely.  Lest they be captured by President Business, the Master Builders, who come up with ideas for new sets go into hiding, and plan the resistance with their supporters. 

They also wait for the fulfillment of the Prophecy that one day a “most extraordinary person” with a face of yellow will find the Piece of Resistance, which is the only thing that can stop President Business.

One day an ordinary LEGO minifigure and construction worker named Emmet, follows a beautiful girl and falls down a hole in a construction site where he unwittingly finds the Piece of Resistance, is mistaken for the “most extraordinary person,” and is hunted down by President Business and Bad Cop.  Along the way he gets help from many LEGOs, including Batman, Retro ’80s Space Guy, and the Unicat.   

Together they must stop President Business from using Kragle to glue LEGOs together in perfect formation — and they only have until Taco Tuesday to do it.

In the end, we discover that The LEGO® Movie story is straight from the mind of a young boy named Finn, who is confused as to why his father buys LEGOs from the toy store only to erect huge, intricate creations that no one can play with.  Any grown-up who enjoys playing with LEGOs will appreciate the funny and true-to-life father-son exchange.   

Finn manages to convince his father not to glue LEGO sets together and to allow him to play with the sets, just as Emmet is able to convince President Business not to use Kragle and to allow the residents of the LEGO universe to use their imaginations and inter-mingle once again.

The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill, Will Arnett, Liam Nelson, and Channing Tatum among others.

My six year old son, who is an absolute LEGO fanatic, said it was the best movie he had ever seen.  My three year old daughter who is not as excited by LEGOs asked if she could see it again.  Seeing the LEGO movie is a no-brainer for LEGO fans, but it is an extremely enjoyable movie even for those who are not huge fans of LEGOs.   The audience was laughing throughout the entire movie and I find it rare to see a kids’ movie that is so enjoyable for big people and little people alike.  We highly recommend seeing this movie!

The LEGO® Movie is rated PG for mild action and rude humor.

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