Sunday, March 2, 2014

Let's Review: The LEGO Movie

To be perfectly honest this film looked dumb. I had seen the trailers for this film and I was just going to let it pass me by. Simply put this film wasn’t even a blip on my radar. I expected it to be bad and that the ratings would reflect that. Yet when the film did come about I literally heard nothing but good things; I heard that this was the best movie of the year so far and worth seeing multiple times. So I decided to give in and give this film the chance it deserved. Was the hype correct? Let’s review The LEGO Movie.

The (SEEMINGLY) Negative

Part of the opening has a massive music number. The song is terrible to listen to. Getting through this musical number I immediately began to think the worst. ‘Oh god, what did I sign up for!’ I assumed that all of my previous thoughts on the movie were correct and that this was going to be a terrible film. Please don’t let this musical number fool you. The song is supposed to be bad and it’s a major plot point. If you can get through the song I promise you the film will get much better. A few people will just tune out for the rest of the movie after seeing the music number. DON’T DO IT! I promise it gets much better.

The Positive

The hype was absolutely correct! This film is AMAZING! I am very tempted to go back to the theater and watch it again. The plot is extremely insightful and really touching at times. The comedy is pure gold with many references to LEGO’s own history and anybody who grew up with LEGOs will instantly recognize many of these. The animation is fantastic, as it is a really neat blend of stop-motion with real LEGO sets and CGI that give the film a unique look unlike anything seen done with LEGOs before. I want to dig out my old LEGO bricks and start building again!

In Conclusion

I want to go see this movie a dozen more times then take a break and see it a dozen more times again! This film is awesome, again I can’t drill this into you enough, THIS FILM IS AWESOME! Go see it now, give them all of your money and then GO SEE IT AGAIN! I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about this film and hope you enjoy it as much as I have. 4.9 out of 5.

Now where did I put my LEGO bricks? I HAVE A CRAZY TOWER TO BUILD!