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‘Lego Movie’ works humorous plot into a great family experience

“The Lego Movie”- Starring; Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Will Ferrell
9 out of 10

By Tanner Nypen ’15

My initial expectation for “The Lego Movie” was merely a longer, less interactive version of the Lego brand games.

That was not the case at all.

The movie revealed a humorous plot centered on saving the world from the evil Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell.

The movie focuses on Emitt Brickowski, voiced by Chris Pratt, who is a less-than-average guy who no one notices.

His life is flipped completely when he finds the “piece of resisitance,” which is used to stop the Kragle.

The Kragle is an ultimate weapon that Lord Business plans on using to end the world.

Along with Batman, Vitruvious, WildStyle, Unikitty, Metal Beard and Benny, Emitt adventures across various Lego worlds to become a master builder and save the world.

Among the master builders are various faces from popular movies, comics, Lego sets and more.

Throughout the entire movie the group of friends struggle to stop Lord Business while being chased down by Bad Cop, voiced by Liam Neeson.

Bad Cop is the second hand man to Lord Business and is constantly hunting down the main characters.

The movie itself was hilarious.

Numerous scenes included strange interactions between characters or strange worlds.

With a unicorn cat with odd anger spikes, Batman randomly cutting into conversations and even a Star Wars cameo, this movie kept me laughing almost the entire time.

However, at some points it seemed too ridiculous.

Granted the target audience was likely not 17 and older, but I felt at times the movie focused too much on humor and overdid some scenes.

As well as humor, there were some touching moments, which were more towards the end of the film.

However, I don’t want to spoil anything about that part of the plot.

The modeling of the characters and scenery was very good.

The locations looked both highly detailed and were designed to be constructed of pure Lego.

The buildings, streets, homes, even the water of a Lego ocean and the rocks formations of a Lego western world appeared to be constructed of the little blocks.

The humorous plot and great animations of both characters and scenes changed my initial perception of the movie, but due to some really awkwardly funny scenes, I give “Lego Movie” 9 out of 10.



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