An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller irreverently deconstruct the state of the modern blockbuster and deliver a smarter, more satisfying experience in its place, emerging with a fresh franchise for others to build upon.
Bright, colorful, fast and noisy, The Lego Movie will doubtless tickle young fans of the toys. It s just too bad that a movie that encourages you to think for yourself doesn t follow its own advice.
A full-throttle, giddily inventive, all-ages joyride that buoyantly boosts the bar for 3D computer-animated movies.
The script is witty, the satire surprisingly pointed, and the animation tactile and imaginative.
This isn t just the funniest PG-rated animation in too long; it s the funniest film, period, in months ...
Like the toy it s based on, it s goofy and colorful and something adults and children can enjoy together.
It s fast and original, it s conceptually audacious, it s visually astonishing, and it s 10 times more clever and smart and funny than it needed to be. Here, at last, is an animated comedy that never stops surprising you.
The slightly glitchy movement of the characters is funny, the animation is awesome, the deconstruction of superheroes is brilliant and the jokes are knowing and slightly edgy.
As cute and energetic as it is, "The Lego Movie" is more exhausting than fun, too unsure of itself to stick with any story thread for too long.
A goofy cartoon that will sell enough tickets and toys to keep the bosses happy while facing head-on the fact that these bricks are kinda, well, fascist.