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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Lego Movie (February 7, 2014) PG

Naturally, they made a video game too.  Probably
TONS of fun... hmmm... Red Box?
(Photo taken from nintendoeverything.com)
Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Moneyball)
Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect)
Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men)
Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Pacific Rim)
Will Ferrell (Step Brothers, The Other Guys)
Morgan Freeman (Batman Begins, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)
Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street, Moneyball)
Liam Neeson (Batman Begins, Taken)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, 21 Jump Street)
Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, The Vow)
Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Ladies Man)
Anthony Daniels (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

Liam Neeson as "Bad Cop" next to
Will Ferrell as "Lord Business"
(Photo taken from nerdist.com)
Legos?  Batman?  Histerically typical "chosen one" plot with anti-establishment undertones throughout?

If you like those things then you'll LOVE The Lego Movie.

The cast is great!  All of them, they were brilliant!  Liam Neeson especially stood out as Good Cop/Bad
Cop.  His character had a lot of depth and heart.

As a kid I grew up with tubs of Legos.  I made a LOT of spaceships... so I found Charlie Day's character especially relate-able.
Emmet (our main hero) played by Chris Pratt, next to
Batman played by Will Arnett.
(Photo taken from Businessinsider.com)

I saw this with my sister, Jewely, and her husband, James.  We all laughed really hard throughout.

This is a movie for everyone.  Especially families.  Don't feel dumb if you're an adult going to see this with other adults, because this is the best animated movie I've seen since Wreck-It Ralph.

Factoid: The entire movie is computer animated, but designed to look like stop-motion Lego effects.  I myself wondered numerous times throughout the movie, "Is this computer animated?"

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