The Lego Movie, directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, whose best known for their work with Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, direct a brilliant animated masterpiece that is suitable for all ages and will draw you in from the minute the film starts.
The film revolves around Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), an ordinary, everyday lego figure who is a construction worker, leading a simple and peaceful life of solitude and associates with very few of those around him. One day, while on the job, he is recruited by a mysterious, female lego figure who believes that Emmet is the “chosen one” to save the lego universe from the villainous President Business (voiced by Will Ferrell) and from there, his life goes from empty to adventurous.
The Lego Movie is a film that succeeds due to its colorful and resourceful animation, brilliant voice casting, humor that appeals to both kids and adults alike, its various references to famous comic book characters, such as The Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and many more. The film also conveys the concepts of accepting yourself and others around you, as well as realizing that everyone has a purpose and only you can choose the direction your life is headed in.
The dialogue was well written and constructed, in which the majority of it is realistic. What gives The Lego Movie even more spice is the nostalgic elements. A prime example is at the end of the film, where a father (played by Will Ferrell) and his son are seen playing with lego figures and building various lego sets, which immediately brought me back to my childhood. As a young boy, buying lego sets and building them was a strong passion of mine.
This film receives 5 stars out of 5, due to its originality, creativity, and nostalgic elements as well as its ability to appeal to a wide audience range.