Written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, The Lego Movie focuses on an ordinary Lego minifigure (voiced by Chris Pratt) who finds himself helping a resistance stop a tyrannical businessman (Will Ferrell) from gluing everything in the Lego world into his vision of perfection.
For creativity alone The Lego Movie is a five star film. It’s genius really. Whilst I found the film hilarious and felt that there were many adult jokes/references for the older audience, my lower rating is because I felt that it was very much a children’s film at the same time. But in many ways I still loved it.
It’s phenomenal to think how Lego has evolved over the years. Most of us used to play with the colourful bricks for hours on end as children, but that was it. Now we have games on every platform and short films that have now evolved into feature films, with all kinds of franchises wanted to get involved. And that’s what I loved most about The Lego Movie; there were many ordinary characters, from the retro astronaut to an ordinary working man, but there were also recognisable characters such as Batman, Gandulf, and Dumbledore – all of our favourite characters were involved.
It was also really clever how the story combined reality with the lives of these fantasy Lego people towards the end, as it just added another layer to showcase what cinema can achieve with story telling these days.