The Lego Movie is a spirited romp through a world that looks distinctively familiar and yet freshly inventive.
As classic toy fixtures for more than 70 years, the colorful plastic interlocking bricks are instantly recognizable. And the computer-generated world created by writer/directors
It's an eye-catching environment, though at times the whole thing becomes too noisy and frenetic. But overall, the experience is giddy fun for the kids, and the irreverent dialogue and gently pointed satire is amusing for the adults who accompany them.
At the center of the fun is Lego mini-figure Emmet Brickowoski, voiced by
Everything changes when Emmet inadvertently stumbles on a strange object and meets the rebellious Wyldstyle (
Emmet is trying to foil a plan for world domination set in motion by President Business and enforced by Bad Cop/Good Cop (
Household items such as Q-tips, Krazy Glue and nail polish remover are regarded as relics from another civilization and play key parts in the zany but unevenly paced tale, which has whiffs of
The spry adventure saga offers plenty of laughs and clever allusions, as well as a sometimes-subversive skewering of modern conformity.
A warmhearted, goofy celebration of creativity, The Lego Movie builds on a sweet tale of finding one's inner imaginative child.
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