A film which can appeal to a whole plethora of people, with a star-studded cast – It’s The Lego Movie!...
The film, only 100 minutes long, opens to a scene with Morgan Freeman’s wise-crack character, Vitruvius - his voice caused many women’s ovaries to explode in the first five minutes of this film, a usual reaction to Morgan Freeman’s voice… (I think). Next we are introduced to Emmet, an average, “keep to the rules”, and unimaginative kind of character, voiced by Chris Pratt. Shortly thrown into all kinds of crazy, exciting and in most cases, hilarious situations he embarks on a wild quest to save the world from the evil Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell.
On Emmet’s adventures, he bumps into a number of famous or familiar characters such as Abraham Lincoln, Gandalf, Shaquille O'Neal, Wonder Woman and most amazingly Batman! - who is voiced by Will Arnett.
Some others voices you might recognise, but would be surprised to hear include; Jonah Hill, who voiced Green Lantern, and Channing Tatum who provided the voice of Superman. Liam Neeson also voiced a key character in the film – ‘The Cop’ who leads an excessively large team of police-officers in an attempt to shut down Emmet’s efforts to save the world. As you would expect, Liam Neeson’s voice caused most audience in the cinema to experience vomiting and nose bleeds based on pure excitement.
It was clear that vast amounts of attention and detail was involved in the creation of the Lego World, it is simply wonderful. You could easily watch this film several times and still see something different that you missed each time before. The animation was also exceptional, making every scene seem as if it was made from Lego (duh!).
The above, combined with the imagination and creativity by a team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller - who are also known for the successful kid’s movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, you knew you were going to be in for an incredible time. The theme song to the film, “Everything Is Awesome” will become embedded in your brain for a long while after seeing the film - with lyrics from “The Lonely Island”, I can’t see how it would not be!
Whilst many women crawled out of the cinema covered in their own body fluids, (as did many overly excited children), I walked out with a big smile on my face, simply because everything about this film is awesome. I would not be surprised if the demand for Lego doesn’t go even higher after the success of the film. Entering the animation leagues of Toy Story, this film is highly recommended.