My Favorite Movies #56 – The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie - Poster.jpgThe Lego Movie

2014

Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Quick Synopsis… After being mistaken for the LEGO Master Builder, ordinary mini-guy Emmet is swept up in an urgent quest to thwart the evil plans of Lord Business. Emmet’s adventures include daunting challenges and hilarious missteps in this computer-animated epic.

  • Everything is awesome!
  • Even thinking about this movie gets that song stuck in my head.
  • I realize that President Business is a horrible fascist dictator, but I’m pretty sure I’d support a nationwide Taco Tuesday if the U.S. government decided to implement such a thing.
  • I don’t understand why All of Emmet’s co-workers ignore him at the end of the day. He’s clearly just as normal and average and awesome as everyone else.
  • Do they sense that he’s different? That he’s… SPECIAL?!
  • Once Emmet stumbles upon the Piece of Resistance, he is automatically assumed to be The Special.
  • Everyone, good and bad guys, think that Emmet is just pretending to be completely not special so that he won’t draw attention to himself.
  • Wyldstyle makes the observation that Emmet isn’t even a Master Builder.
  • These Master Builders are characters that can apparently see individual Lego pieces for what they are and are able to put together anything they can imagine.
  • Emmet just follows the directions.
  • You know… like most of us who open a Lego set for the first time.
  • I take it back… Taco Tuesday is code for the end of the world!
  • That’s when President Business is planning to use the Kragle to destroy the world.
  • As it turns out, the Kragle is a tube of Krazy Glue that is supposed to be used to keep everything as it is. FOREVER.
  • No imagination. No creativity. No free thought.
  • The Lego Movie has an interesting twist at the end that makes the whole thing worth it.
  • If you haven’t seen it, give it a shot.
  • Honestly, however, I’m not sure this belongs in my top 100. And even if it does, it shouldn’t be in the 50s.
  • I must have gone onto Flickchart and rated it super high right after seeing it.
  • I mean, don’t get me wrong… It’s a good movie.
  • The animation of all the Lego bricks is really impressive.
  • And a lot of the humor is definitely not for the kids.
  • Like I said, good… just not sure it would rank this high if I were to re-rank it today.

What are your thoughts on The Lego Movie? Do you find that everything is awesome?

I kind of can’t help but throw this out there… The sequel was less impressive and kind of proves that the novelty of Lego themed movies is wearing thin. Although, I’d probably classify The Lego Batman Movie as funnier. But that’s because it plays into a lot of the superhero stuff that I’m such a big fan of.

One thought on “My Favorite Movies #56 – The Lego Movie

  1. Omg I love this movie!! Everything IS awesome!! Ooo be also been compared to uni-kitty in my personality so that makes it all the better 😂 I haven’t seen the sequel yet but I did see the Batman one. And the ninja one is on Netflix but my brother says it’s not that great lol

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