“The LEGO Movie’s” theme song sums up the movie perfectly: “Everything is awesome.” The movie opens with Emmet (Chris Pratt), a perfectly normal LEGO construction worker who only wants other people to like him. Emmet’s perfectly normal life soon becomes anything but. He finds the magical Piece of Resistance, a woman whisks him away to a different world, and brings him to a mysterious old man who informs him he is the “special” foretold by a prophecy. Sound familiar? (coughcoughTheMatrixcoughcough)
Emmet must use the piece of resistance to stop evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell) from gluing all the LEGO pieces together. With help from Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Emmet meets up with the other Master Builders, which include Batman, Superman, Abraham Lincoln, and Robin Hood, among others.
The animation is amazing. Everything is made of LEGOs. When something catches on fire, there are pieces of LEGO fire everywhere. If something explodes, little LEGO bricks fly into the sky. “The LEGO Movie” makes the animation entertaining in and of itself.
“The LEGO Movie” has everything a successful movie needs: humor, good plot, good voice acting, and good voice animation. It will entertain and delight viewers of all ages, and is well worth the price of a movie ticket.
By: Emma Morrison