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The Lego Movie (2014)

  • Rate: 8.9/10 total 2,811 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Action | Comedy | Family
  • Release Date: 7 February 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
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The Lego Movie (2014)


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  • IMDb page: The Lego Movie (2014)
  • Rate: 8.9/10 total 2,811 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Action | Comedy | Family
  • Release Date: 7 February 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Filming Location: Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Director: Adam McKay
  • Stars: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Berry | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Mark Mothersbaugh   
  • Soundtrack: Star Wars/Blockade Runner
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Based On Toy

Writing Credits By:

  • Dan Hageman (story) &
  • Kevin Hageman (story) and
  • Phil Lord (story) &
  • Christopher Miller (story)
  • Phil Lord (screenplay) &
  • Christopher Miller (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Benny, AKA the “1980-something space guy”, a Minifigure from LEGO’s classic Space line, has a broken helmet and a worn-out, scuffed logo on his suit, similar to how many real-life vintage Space Minifigures look after decades of being used. The helmet is even shown to be cracked at the same spot where the real-life LEGO piece would usually break. 137 of 138 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Everything in the movie was designed to look as if built out of LEGO pieces. This even includes effects like water, fire, laser bolts, explosions and smoke. For instance, the lasers are actually transparent LEGO rods (commonly known as “Lightsaber blades”), while smaller puffs of smoke are LEGO ice cream pieces. This is in contrast with the direct-to-video LEGO movies and cartoon series, in which parts of the sceneries and most of the effects were made to look realistic. 119 of 124 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Various Lego characters, either original or from licensed properties, make cameos or play bit parts. These include, among others: Johnny Thunder (from the Adventurers line), Lloyd Garmadon the Green Ninja (Ninjago), C-3PO, Han Solo and Lando Calrissian (Star Wars) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dumbledore (Harry Potter), Gandalf (Lord of the Rings), Shaquille O’Neal and the NBA All-Stars (Sports), Lion Knights (Castle), and many characters from the Minifigures series. 51 of 52 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The animation is a combination of stop-motion and CGI. The creators deliberately tried to make the movie feel like stop-motion, and avoided making the computer-generated effects look too obvious. This was done to make the movie look like real Legos. 110 of 116 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Lord Business is president of Octan, a fictional gas station brand that first appeared in 1992 and has since been featured in numerous Lego sets. 40 of 42 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • This is the fourth film for Morgan Freeman, and the third film for Liam Neeson, which features Batman, albeit, with different variations. 72 of 79 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Emmet drives a modified 3177 Small Car, an actual set from LEGO City’s 2010 lineup. The differences from the set are the curved front bumper and its side-mirrors. 14 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • In the film, Will Forte voices Abraham Lincoln in a cameo role. This marks his second time portraying Lincoln since the short-lived animated sitcom Clone High (2002), Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s early TV work. 28 of 32 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Emma Stone and Robert Downey Jr. were considered for the leading roles. 53 of 66 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When the logo is being built, a cat can be seen in the first few seconds standing on a few lego blocks. 40 of 49 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. |  »

Story: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Allison Abbate known as executive producer
  • Will Allegra known as associate producer
  • Matthew Ashton known as executive producer
  • Bruce Berman known as executive producer
  • Jon Burton known as executive producer
  • Kathleen Fleming known as executive producer
  • Igor Khait known as co-producer
  • Roy Lee known as producer
  • Dan Lin known as producer
  • Benjamin Melniker known as executive producer
  • John Powers Middleton known as co-producer
  • Amber Naismith known as associate producer
  • Zareh Nalbandian known as executive producer
  • Matt Skiena known as executive producer
  • Michael E. Uslan known as executive producer
  • Jill Wilfert known as executive producer
  • Seanne Winslow known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Will Arnett known as Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
  • Elizabeth Banks known as Wyldstyle / Lucy (voice)
  • Craig Berry known as Blake / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Alison Brie known as Unikitty (voice)
  • David Burrows known as Octan Robot / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Anthony Daniels known as C-3PO (voice)
  • Charlie Day known as Benny (voice)
  • Amanda Farinos known as Mom (voice)
  • Keith Ferguson known as Han Solo (voice)
  • Will Ferrell known as Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)
  • Will Forte known as Abraham Lincoln (voice) (as Orville Forte)
  • Dave Franco known as Wally (voice)
  • Morgan Freeman known as Vitruvius (voice)
  • Todd Hansen known as Gandalf / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jonah Hill known as Green Lantern (voice)
  • Jake Johnson known as Barry (voice)
  • Keegan-Michael Key known as Foreman Jim (voice)
  • Kelly Lafferty known as Lord Business' Assistant (voice)
  • Chris McKay known as Larry The Barrista / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Christopher Miller known as TV Presenter (voice)
  • Graham Miller known as Duplo (voice)
  • Liam Neeson known as Bad Cop / Good Cop / Pa Cop (voice)
  • Doug Nicholas known as Surfer Dave / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Shaquille O'Neal known as Shaq (voice)
  • Nick Offerman known as Metal Beard (voice)
  • Chris Paluszek known as Robot Foreman (voice)
  • Chris Pratt known as Emmet Brickowoski (voice)
  • Chris Romano known as Joe (voice)
  • Jadon Sand known as Finn (voice)
  • Cobie Smulders known as Wonder Woman (voice)
  • Melissa Sturm known as Gail / Ma Cop (voice)
  • Jorma Taccone known as Shakespeare / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Channing Tatum known as Superman (voice)
  • Billy Dee Williams known as Lando (voice)
  • Leiki Veskimets known as Computer (voice)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Tammy Ashmore known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Kristen Anderson known as digital set designer
  • Todd Bennett known as modeler gang boss
  • Andy Bialk known as character designer
  • Bill Brzeski known as visual consultant
  • Larry Guy Clause known as construction general foreman
  • Courtney Cocherell known as set decoration coordinator
  • Scott Edward Collins known as physical objects coordinator
  • Theresa Cullen known as storyboard artist
  • Geer DuBois known as previs artist: proof, inc
  • Brian Feola known as construction foreman
  • Toby Grime known as designer
  • Scott Hurney known as storyboard artist
  • Andrew H. Leung known as concept artist
  • Wendy Means known as construction purchaser
  • Mike Medina known as construction coordinator
  • Chris Paluszek known as storyboard artist
  • Susie Pilzninski known as researcher: live action unit
  • Charles Santoso known as concept artist
  • Meg Hyatt Snow known as lead scenic painter
  • David Tuber known as storyboard artist




Production Companies:

  • Warner Bros. (as Warner Bros. Pictures) (presents)
  • Village Roadshow Pictures (in association with)
  • LEGO (as LEGO Systems A/S) (in association with)
  • Vertigo Entertainment
  • Lin Pictures
  • Animal Logic

Other Companies:

  • Big Bang Sound  sound post-production
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Jigsaw Music  music preparation
  • Scarlet Letters  end cards by
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack


  • Golden Village Pictures (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • InterCom (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • SF Film Finland (2014) (Finland) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Legend3D (stereoscopic conversion)

Visual Effects by:

  • Steve Agland known as supervising lighting technical director
  • Shane Aherne known as lighting lead
  • Matt Akey known as executive producer: Legend 3D
  • Elana Andersen known as support engineer: animal logic
  • Michael R.W. Anderson known as digital artist: modeling
  • Aloys Baillet known as lead software developer
  • Garry Baker known as purchasing & asset management officer
  • Sotiris Bakosis known as visual effects artist
  • Dudley Birch known as matte painting lead
  • James Bishop known as support engineer: animal logic
  • Daniel Bryce known as cg modeler
  • Sean Callahan known as lead stereo artist: Legend3D
  • Sarah Canale known as stereo compositor: Legend 3D
  • Owen Cartagena known as stereo compositor: Legend 3D
  • Luke Cole known as software engineer: Animal Logic
  • Nicholas Cross known as digital artist: lighting
  • Troy Darben known as compositor
  • Vivian David known as senior lighting artist
  • Jayson Davis known as stereoscopic compositor: Legend 3D
  • Craig Dibble known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Ian Dodman known as senior lighting artist
  • Tyson Donnelly known as digital compositor
  • Anthony Dunifer known as compositing supervisor: Legend 3D
  • Rachael Dunk known as lighting artist
  • Matt Ebb known as effects artist
  • Luke Emrose known as technical director
  • Andrew Farris known as stereo compositor
  • Rogier Fransen known as fx artist
  • Alex Fry known as colour pipeline supervisor
  • Raphaël Gadot known as visual effects artist
  • Peter D. Georges known as research and development: animal logic
  • Damien Gray known as CG supervisor
  • Natalia Gubareva known as lighting artist: Animal Logic
  • Ana Gómez Alcalde known as software development
  • Alex Halstead known as visual effects artist
  • Herbert Heinsche known as senior lighting artist
  • Sara Hilmarsdóttir known as compositing technical director
  • Timothy Kenyon known as lighting artist
  • Carsten Kolve known as effects and crowd lead
  • Alex Lay known as digital compositor
  • Steven Lees-Smith known as support engineering supervisor: animal logic
  • Jesse Lehrman known as software development
  • Julien Leveugle known as compositing supervisor
  • Stefan Litterini known as lighting artist: Animal Logic
  • Daniel Lopez known as support engineer: animal logic
  • Gary L. Lopez known as stereo compositor
  • Etienne Marc known as senior lighting artist
  • Filipe Marques known as compositor: Animal Logic
  • Molina Matthieu known as senior lighting artist
  • Brandon A. Miles known as visual effects (stereoscopic conversion)
  • Kirsty Millar known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jerome Moo known as digital matte painter: Animal Logic
  • Fabian Mueller known as stereoscopic lead
  • Norah Mulroney known as digital compositor
  • Eoin Murphy known as lead pipeline developer
  • Martin Newcombe known as senior surfacing artist: Animal Logic
  • Kevin Ng known as support engineer: animal logic
  • An Nguyen known as software devloper: Animal Logic
  • Johan Nordenson known as senior surfacing artist
  • Joshua Nunn known as key lighting artist
  • Alfie Olivier known as animation supervisor
  • Aitor Prieto known as effects technical director: Animal Logic
  • Eugene Purugganan known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Ilaria Ragusa known as look development artist
  • Ana Rankovic known as senior surfacing artist
  • Kazia Roach known as digital compositor
  • Tavis Roberts known as digital artist: lighting
  • Chris Russell known as digital artist
  • Jared Sandrew known as stereoscopic supervisor: Legend3D
  • Francesco Sansoni known as senior lighting artist
  • Ryan Saper known as visual effects: previz
  • Aidan Sarsfield known as cg supervisor
  • Domenick Simpson known as digital artist: lighting
  • Grant Street known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Jade Taglioli known as technical animator
  • Aditya Talwar known as digital artist: lighting
  • Brendan Thorncraft known as data services technician: Animal Logic
  • Alex Timbs known as head of it: animal logic
  • Radu Vintila known as lead systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Ned Walker known as visual effects artist
  • Jeremy Webber known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Craig Welsh known as lighting supervisor
  • Stuart Willis known as production supervisor: layout
  • Guido Wolter known as digital compositor
  • Gareth Young known as layout artist

MPAA: Rated PG for mild action and rude humor



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. Cameras Lie from United Kingdom
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    The stand out feature of the Lego Movie for me would be the way theLego Universe was created. The movie paid great attention to detailmaking everything appear as it would made from Lego, including thewater and clouds, and the surfaces people walked on all had the circlessticking upwards a Lego piece would have. Combined with all the yellowfaces, and Lego part during building, I was convinced action took placein the Lego Universe.

    A combination of adult and child friendly humour should entertain all,the movie has done well to ensure audiences of all ages are catered to.

    The voice cast were excellent, especially Liam Neeson's splitpersonality police officer, making the 2 personalities sounddistinctive, and giving his Bad Cop the usual Liam Neeson tough guy.

    The plot is about resisting an over-controlling ruler, highlighted bythe name of the hero's "resistance piece". It is well thought through,well written, and revealing at the right times. Full of surprises, TheLego Movie won't let You see what's coming. Best animated film sinceWreck it Ralph! Please let there be sequels.

  2. Brent Hankins from
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    Hollywood has a long history of taking beloved relics from ourchildhood and adapting them into big-screen entertainment, with theunfortunate truth being that the final product often bears littleresemblance to the source material that our younger counterparts lovedso much. Typically we're left with something that feels like a cheap,hollow cash-in (The Smurfs, Garfield, Alvin and the Chipmunks), or abloated, special effects-laden monstrosity full of explosions and pooracting (Battleship, Transformers, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra).

    So it was with much trepidation that I sat down to watch The LegoMovie, steeling myself for an experience that would be little more thana two- hour commercial designed to drive traffic into the nearest toystore, coaxing money out of the wallets of parents and into the pocketsof the Danish toy company. Instead, I was treated with one of the mostoriginal, creative and entertaining films I've seen in years, which hasquickly cemented itself as the first must-see movie of 2014.

    Emmett (Chris Pratt) is a construction worker, obediently carrying outhis daily duties in accordance with the instruction manual provided toall Lego citizens by President (Lord) Business (Will Ferrell), anobsessive compulsive, maniacal CEO bent on world domination. Think LexLuthor, but as a complete control freak with less intelligence and moremustache-twirling insanity.

    A chance encounter with the beautiful WyldStyle (Elizabeth Banks) leadsEmmett to the mythical Piece of Resistance, an ancient relic spoken ofonly in prophecy that can be used to save the Lego citizens from theirimpending doom. Wyldstyle quickly whisks Emmett away and brings himbefore the Master Builders, which include the sagelike Vitruvius(Morgan Freeman), the manic 1980s astronaut Benny (Charlie Day), andWyldStyle's boyfriend, Batman (Will Arnett, in perhaps the film's mosthilarious vocal performance). Together, the Master Builders formulate aplan to defeat Lord Business by infiltrating his massive high-risefortress, using the Piece of Resistance to defeat him once and for all– provided they can escape the clutches of the terrifying Good Cop/BadCop (Liam Neeson), Lord Business' most loyal henchman.

    From the opening moments of the film, The Lego Movie fires an endlessarray of jokes at its audience from seemingly every angle. Writers PhilLord and Christopher Miller (who also directed the film) have an expertgrasp of the absurd, and they use it to great effect, ensuring thatevery scene is stuffed to the gills with laughs. Many of the film'sbest moments are derived from the fact that the characters, vehicles,and environments are created from Lego pieces: one of the rulesestablished by the filmmakers was that everything appearing on screenmust be possible to construct in the real world.

    There's an especially clever twist that occurs during the third actthat, if attempted by less talented filmmakers, could've easilyderailed the entire experience, but Lord and Miller's pitch-perfectexecution makes it work. With lightning-fast wit, a surprising amountof action, and perhaps a bit of attention deficit disorder, The LegoMovie is consistently entertaining from start to finish. It's abrilliant mix of humor, heart, and creativity, and provides a greatfoundation to build on.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist at least one Lego-related pun. But seriously,The Lego Movie is fantastic.

    — Brent Hankins,

  3. Juany from United States
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    I was the only adult who didn't bring kids to the theater and all I cansay is that I was leading the clapping when the credits rolled.

    "The Lego Movie" was an awesome, super creative, and extremelysatisfying film for all ages- that is, if you have ever played withLegos. Even people that have never bought a Lego set will this enjoythis awesomely humorous and in the end, heartfelt movie.

    (Notice I am using the word awesome a lot, because one cannot stopsinging the "Everything is awesome" song played in the movie. Toocatchy!)

    The creators did a wonderful job putting all the classic things aboutLegos and making a new movie packed with humor.

    The voice actors were outstanding. You can tell they really enjoyeddoing the movie and put in a lot of effort. Liam Neeson was fantasticas the Good Cop/Bad Cop. But the most credit to the success of thismovie goes to Will Farrell who played the villain, President Business.He gives such a great effort in this movie which allows you to laugh,smile, and want more Lego awesomeness.

    I give the Lego movie a big two thumbs up and is by far the bestpicture I've seen in a few months. Highly recommend this movie to allLego lovers who have a passion to build and create something awesome,just like the movie makers created this amazingly, AWESOME, film.

  4. john-917-779947 from Ireland
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    This film has great animation and a great story, it has an all starvoice cast example Morgan freeman and will Ferrell. This film will beup on the shelve as one of the greatest films ever animated, everthought about and ever written. When I was a kid playing with Lego Inever thought to my self that they will make a film on it now that theyhave all my Christmases have come at once. Cant wait for the specialfeatures on blue ray. This movie will be up there with toy story 1 2and 3 , the lion king , frozen and wreck it Ralph. The power of goodfilms are in Lego hands people are genius congrats to all the Oscarsfor the road ahead

  5. PassPopcorn from Osijek, Croatia
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    To be honest – when I first heard of 'The Lego Movie' I thought it tobe a ridiculous idea and automatically dismissed it as something bad.However, when I gave it a second thought, I realized I kind of likedthe idea. I mean, why not create a big budget movie that takes placeinside the Lego universe? At least it's somewhat original (there havebeen previous Lego movies, but they were all direct-to-video, and fromwhat I realize – they are much different from this one). And in thisage of spin-offs, remakes, prequels, etc. originality is more valuablethan ever. Add to that the amazing cast in the movie, and I, for one,needed no more reasons to see this movie – and I ultimately enjoyed it.

    The movie opens with the movie's villain, Lord Business (voiced by WillFerrell), stealing a mysterious artifact called the 'Kragle' (I hopeI've written it correctly) from a wizard named Vitruvius (voiced byMorgan Freeman), in order to destroy the Universe. During theirencounter, Vitruvius tells of a prophecy about a Chosen one, who willfind another mystical artifact, called 'The Resistance Piece' and willput an end to Business's mettle. 8 and a half years later, LordBusiness's alter ego – President Business – is ruling the whole worldin a sort of totalitarian way. We then meet the movie's protagonist,Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), who one day accidentally stumbles upon'The Resistance Piece' and is thought to be the Chosen one by a groupof Lego characters called the MasterBuilders.

    Despite the fact that The Lego Movie's plot summary may seem a bitcomplicated (and despite the fact that I hailed the movie's originalitya moment ago), the movie is actually pretty predictable and formulaic.That isn't necessarily a bad thing – actually, the movie has anexplanation of some sort for why it is so predictable – but the moviedoes get slightly tedious from time to time. The only other possibledownsides to the movie besides that, are the movie's third act, whichgets clingy in some parts, and some of the action scenes. I like howthe animation is a combination of both stop motion and CGI, but thisunusual style of animation may be hard to follow during a few actionscenes – and I fear this scenes might be even harder to follow if youdecide to watch the movie in 3D. Nonetheless, all this downsides to themovie are easily overshadowed by its qualities.

    The movie's biggest quality is definitely that it is fun. The LegoMovie is a nostalgic look back at childhood and it helps to realizethat our child games were often very silly, ridiculous, over the topand funny – and in that way The Lego Movie could be better appreciatedby adults than by children. Virtually almost every scene contains asilly joke or gag and I was constantly giggling throughout the wholemovie. The Lego Movie easily succeeds in being a feel good,ridiculously entertaining movie that is worth your time. Moreover,another The Lego Movie's quality is that it has quite an impressivecast (Pratt, Ferrell, Banks, Day, Brie, Freeman, Hill, Neeson,Offerman, O'Neil, etc.), that portrays a bunch of very colorful andmemorable characters. In short, if you are interested in watching anostalgic throwback to your childhood or just want to watch a fun,feel-good movie, you mustn't skip The Lego Movie.

    Rating: 8/10 Read more reviews at

  6. MediaPanther from United States
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    Boasting a killer sense of humor and a surprising amount of heart, TheLego Movie is a film that is not just made for kids. It's made with thethose small, colored building blocks in mind, easily bringing memoriesto life for the adult who played with Legos growing up.

    It's the underdog tale of Emit Brickowski (Chris Pratt), a standardmini-figure construction worker. Emit, like everyone in his city, liveshis life based on instructions drawn up by Lord Business's (WillFerrell) all encompassing corporation in the sky. When it's discoveredthat Emit is a prophesied savior of the world, called "The Special," hemust prepare to become a "Master Builder" to defeat Lord Businessbefore he freezes the whole world. Along the way, Emit gets help from atough as nails female mini figure, WyldStyle (Elizabeth Banks), a wisebut blind wizard named Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), and Batman (WillArnett), along with scores of other familiar characters and faces.

    The film has a super fast pace, with many layers of humor that willkeep you laughing and engaged the whole time. Pratt (Her) breathes lifeinto Emit as a manic "Everyman" character that you root for, as well asrelate to. Arnett's Batman is an uber Alfa male, and every line heutters is quotable and hilarious. As the villain, Ferrell is fun, andwith a surprising twist in the story, his performance becomes the heartand soul of the film.

    Unfortunately, there's a lack of female influences in the characters ofThe Lego Movie. Banks (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) does a fine jobbringing WyldStyle to life, and she represents everything a strongindependent woman should be. Alison Brie (Community) plays a My LittlePony hybrid creature named Unikitty who is sugar and spice andeverything nice, but she does not truly represent another femalecharacter, as ultimately she is more of an abstract idea of acharacter. There are a few brief moments with Wonder Woman (CobieSmulders), however she is overshadowed by the machismo and gruff ofBatman. It would have been lovely to see Wonder Woman work side by sidewith the male heroes to save the world, but she is regulated to cameostatus.

    A combination of stop motion and CGI animation, the film is visuallybrilliant. The detail that has been taken to create this universe isastounding. You watch as entire worlds are destroyed in a flash withred, orange, and white Lego brick flames, only to see them built upagain. The film is worth the 3D ticket as it enhances the experienceand gives the visuals more depth.

    The Lego Movie is a pure delight. It's everything a humorous movieshould be- visual, funny, and touching. It's been made for allaudiences to enjoy. Bring the kids,but don't be surprised if you end uploving it more.

  7. Ahan Penkar
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    This is my first review. I never wrote a review because I felt otherIMDb member had captured what I felt like saying. You may think it's amistake to see this movie because it's just a "toy" movie. But that'swhat makes it so brilliant. There are so many well known charactersthroughout the film, and it's rare to see such great characterdevelopment.

    Even though there are so many it's really the charming Emmet (ChrisPratt) who steals the show.

    It really was a LOT better than the previews made it seem. Charmingfrom beginning to end, with a few surprises you won't expect. The lesssaid, the better.

  8. Maverick from United States
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    This is the first truly good movie of 2014, and a strong contender evennow for best animated film of the year…Featuring the voices of ChrisPratt, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, and Morgan Freeman -"The Lego Movie" is fast-paced, consistently funny, creatively shot andanimated, and offers fun for the whole family… The story involvesEmmett (Chris Pratt), a happy-go lucky construction worker just kind ofgoing along for the ride. Like everyone else in his society, He followshis set of instructions for life and spends his day singing about howeverything is awesome. One day he stumbles upon an object that changeseverything. He is then befriended by a sexy heroine called "Wild-style"(Elizabeth Banks) and an old mage (played by Morgan Freeman) whobelieve him to be "the special" and a "master builder" prophesied tosave the universe from Lord Business (Will Ferrell). Ultimately, Emmetmust reach within himself and learn the power of IMAGINATION….And sothe adventure ensues – and its bright, loud, and very colorful…Thevoice cast is stellar, the animations are spectacular, and the humor isquirky – not just elementary – it will have the adults and kidslaughing. I also loved all the different lego toy and pop culturereferences. My only real complaint with the movie is that Emmet's storyarc ends up being a pretty generic "believe in yourself and everythingwill be perfect" sort of thing. And things do get a little toosentimental, to the point of being kind of cheesy, in the end. Overall"The Lego Movie" is a winner – funny, entertaining, and well animated.

  9. Bruno Youn from São Paulo, Brazil
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    The Lego Movie is a winner on several levels. There is a good amount ofclever gags and I was constantly bursting with laughter. I wassurprised by how it contained so many memorable cameos, pop icons andfilm references, providing a strong nostalgia factor to older viewers.The playful approach towards movie clichés made it a really enjoyableand refreshing watch. The animation is absolutely stunning and theblend of CGI with stop motion worked brilliantly. Everything can beattachable, making the vibe of each scenario feel very unique andunlike anything you've ever seen. The Lego Movie has plenty of hearttoo by the end of the journey and it's going to be really tough foranother animated film to surpass its inventiveness and charm.

  10. edwardanthony9 from Singapore
    09 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm

    I have to say, this is one rare animation film that could satisfyaudience of all ages, but I didn't find it as great as the criticssuggest. There all lots of positives, yes, but I find several aspectsless than satisfactory, including the soundtrack, and perhapssurprisingly, the twist.

    Let me start with the positives first. I have to say I was genuinelypleased by the humour that was presented, some of which are easilylaughable, even for adults. They range from the weird & foolish actionsthat would please little kids, to the plain responses & simple jokesthat would trigger a laugh on mature audiences as well. This is a smart& rare quality possessed as an animation film.

    The characters are very much likable and the excellent voice castssimply makes them just that more charming. Emmet is a fun maincharacter as he is simple, ordinary & easily relatable. His funnyresponses are among those that appeal to adults as well. And prettymuch all the characters are easily understandable, and this makes for agreat connection between them and the audiences.

    I thought the overall plot was decent though, and makes for quite anemotional ride with the characters. The twist, however, is a bit moreinteresting. I have to say it was probably a good twist, in that itmakes perfect sense and explains the things that happened before. Butto be perfectly honest, for me it wasn't of satisfactory, in fact I wasquite disappointed it had to go that way. It kind of eliminates whatemotions I have felt of the characters so far. Not a bad twist in termsof quality, but not a likable one, at least for me.

    In terms of technicality, the visuals were okay, but the soundtrackdidn't really appeal. I may have stated in previous reviews thatsoundtracks make for more intense and interesting scenes. And here, theopposite is true. The soundtrack doesn't seem to accurately convey theemotions, and so the tension of the drama & action was slightlyreduced. Other than that, though, this is simply one rare animationmovie, in which the whole family can really enjoy, as it caters for allrange of audiences.


    Good: Excellent range of humour, Likable characters, Decent plot

    Bad: Unexpected twist, Weak soundtrack

    SCORE: 7.5


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