If you or your kids love Legos, then I’m sure you already know there’s a new Lego movie opening this Friday. I think this is the first Lego movie to hit the big screen. The title of the animated flick is simply, The Lego Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures). As you can expect, the 3D movie features Lego characters many of us own. The simulated stop motion animation is cool, but at times the jerky motion was a little annoying. On the positive side, the film is full of action and humor. My kids and I enjoyed the movie, and I expect it to be a big hit this weekend at the box office. The Lego Movie is the kind of film both kids and parents will like. Continue reading to learn five things about The Lego Movie.
5 Things About The Lego Movie
- It’s the story about an ordinary man
The main character of the story is Emmet, who is a construction worker. He’s an ordinary Lego mini-figure that follows orders and conforms to society. One day, Emmet sees someone acting strangely at his construction site. He confronts her and somehow is mistaken as the Special, who is a master builder that is suppose to save their universe. And in order to do that, Emmet must use a relic he found to defeat the evil Lord Business. Apparently the bad guy plans to freeze everything on Taco Tuesday.
- There’s an unexpected twist at the end
There are some strange names and silly plot twists in the story. But it’s a Lego movie so you kinda of expect this. But when you see the unexpected twist near the end of the film, you’ll understand where names like kragle and Taco Tuesday came from. And when you look back on the plot, you’ll understand why things happened the way that they did. The twist is actually a touching scene that many parents will appreciate.
- Several superheroes are in the Lego Movie
The film features characters from across the Lego universe. The characters that excited my kids the most were the superheroes: Batman, Superman, Wonderwoman, Green Lantern and Flash. I didn’t actually see the Flash, but my son said he saw him. BTW, Batman is the only superhero with extended screen time. The other superheroes are barely in the movie.
- It’s a bit long
The Lego Movie, which is rated PG for mild action and rude humor, has a running time of about 100 minutes. The animated film is a little longer than I expected — especially since the direct to DVD Lego movies are only 60 to 70 minutes long. Fortunately, The Lego Movie is full of action and giggles so you don’t even realize how long the movie is until it’s over. Kids will get their parent’s money’s worth with this movie.
- The Lego Movie includes an all-star cast
The film features the excellent voices of Chris Pratt (Emmet Brickowoski), Will Arnett (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle / Lucy), Will Ferrell (Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs), Morgan Freeman (Vitruvius), Liam Neeson (Bad Cop / Good Cop / Pa Cop), and Charlie Day (Benny). Other voices include Craig Berry (Blake), Alison Brie (Unikitty), David Burrows (Octan Robot), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Amanda Farinos (Mom), Keith Ferguson (Han Solo), Will Forte (Abraham Lincoln), Dave Franco (Wally), Todd Hansen (Gandalf), Jonah Hill (Green Lantern), Jake Johnson (Barry), Keegan-Michael Key (Foreman Jim), Kelly Lafferty (Lord Business’ Assistant), Chris McKay (Larry The Barrista), Christopher Miller (TV Presenter), Graham Miller (Duplo), Doug Nicholas (Surfer Dave), Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq), Nick Offerman (Metal Beard), Chris Paluszek (Robot Foreman), Chris Romano (Joe), Jadon Sand (Finn), Cobie Smulders (Wonder Woman), Melissa Sturm (Gail / Ma Cop), Jorma Taccone (Shakespeare ), Channing Tatum (Superman), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando). The Lego Movie was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.