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.
As I suspect was the case with many kids who grew up in the 1990s, building Lego set pieces was a part of my after-school ritual. I remember running back home once a new Lego box was finally in my grasp and spend the rest of the day figuring out how to build yet another unique creation from those brick-building masterminds. Such nostalgic feelings all came back to me once I found out that The Lego Movie is actually happening. But, what makes me ecstatic is the fact that the film ended up far exceeding my initial expectations. The animation team at Warner Brothers, lead by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have done quite a superb job in bringing the entire world of Lego to life. Not only did they make full use of the technological advancements in computer animation but also gave The Lego Movie a wonderful and heartfelt story that resonates with all audiences, young and old. The particular voice acting performances that stand out to me are Will Arnett as Batman, Elizabeth Banks who is the fetching secret agent Wyldstyle, and the always-excellent Morgan Freeman voicing Vitruvius, the story's morally-driven character. Suffice to say, The Lego Movie is one of 2014's early pleasant surprises that I strongly recommend to all movie lovers.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
- Will Arnett (as the voice of Batman / Bruce Wayne)
- Elizabeth Banks (as the voice of Wyldstyle / Lucy)
- Morgan Freeman (as the voice of Vitruvius)
1 hour and 40 minutes
Animation / Action / Comedy