Just when you thought Hollywood could only borrow from itself - it remade RoboCop - it surpises us all with a major original idea, based on a toy. A movie that doubles as a giant commercial is a serious score - The Lego Movie may be a bigger hit with parents than the kids.
The story: Lord Business (Will Ferrell) is trying to over-take Lego world with the aid of Good Cop (Liam Neeson), but against this tyranny is an extraordinary commoner named Emmet (Chris Pratt). He has a support group that includes Batman (Will Arnett), Wydlstyle (Elizabeth Banks), and Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman).
The message: The Legos are actually controlled by real people, who provide the message to kids that just because you are given package of Legos (that your parents buy immediately after seeing this movie), that has a specific design, you can make them look however you want.
The visual effects: Incredible. This is an absolute visual feast. The creators do a wonderful job of integrating the old Legos you remember with the new designs your kids currently use.
The best part: Will Arnett as Batman is a riot, and he steals every scene. Arnett clearly has fun making fun of Christian Bale's husky-sounding voice from The Dark Knight. The Lego Movie is just another movie, or TV show, that somehow Arnett manages to make his own.
Should you see it: Yes. One of the funnier movies produced in some time. So many one liners, and subtle jokes, you will need to see it again.
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