Get those popcorn tubs ready people, it’s time for another installment of Cinematic Adventures. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a journey back into the past, where imaginations ran amok in our society, but in a good way. The film that I am referring to proves that everything can be awesome, and it goes by the name of The Lego Movie.
Welcome to Bricksburg, a city that embraces the idea of living life by the rules. Everyone goes to work at the same time, orders coffee from the same place, and strives to live about as mediocre of an existence as humanly possible. In the middle of all of this is Emmett, a construction worker that just wants to fit in with the crowd. One day after work, he loses his instruction booklet, and stumbles across a mysterious person looking for something, but he isn’t sure what they are trying to find.
Naturally, curiosity gets the better of him, and somehow, someway, our friend finds himself wrapped up in something much bigger than anything he could ever imagine. It turns out a man by the name of Lord Business is after a relic that contains a mysterious power that can do a serious amount of damage to the world. After meeting up with Batman, Wildstyle, and a number of other ragtag characters, the group realizes it’s up to them to do what’s right, or everything they loved will be lost forever. The message people will leave with is there is a middle ground between having fun, and following rules, we just need to understand that the world can exist with both.
Let’s take some time now to go over the high and low points of the film. The main highlight here is the sense of humor. Even though the jokes come rapid fire, they are funny enough to be more entertaining than annoying in the long run. Another enjoyable aspect is the animation style. Something about watching pixelated water fall from a water tower, or characters move like they would if you were playing with these toys, adds a level of authenticity to the source material not seen in many movies nowadays. The only gripe I have is that the final act takes an unexpected turn that may not please everybody. Other than that though, I had a great time here, and that’s what really matters.
The Lego Movie was a fun trip down memory lane, and a great insight into how much fun being a kid at heart really is. Anybody looking for a reason to have fun with their family should definitely check it out, they won’t be disappointed.
That concludes my thoughts on The Lego Movie. If there are any other movies you would like to talk about, please let us know about them in the comments below.