The Lego Movie (2014)   3/53/53/53/53/5


The Lego Movie (2014)

Everything's Okay

Emmet Brickowoski is just your everyday LEGO construction worker who goes about his business with a spring in his step and believing everything is awesome. But when he ends up with a thing of resistance stuck on his back he finds himself part of a mission as he is the prophesied "special" one. That mission sees him working alongside Wyldstyle. Vitruvius and a whole host of master builders to stop the evil President/ Lord Business from causing mass destruction with the Kragle, a weapon of mass stickiness.

I've never been told I have a low attention span but with each passing year I have noticed that the less ability I have to stay watching some thing which doesn't deliver everything I need. I say this because for about 20 minutes "The Lego Movie" had my attention and was entertaining but that is when the novelty factor wore off and then it became more and more of a battle to really keep focused on what was happening on screen. But before I go on let me say that I can appreciate why "The Lego Movie" is so highly rated and I reckon if I was 20 years younger I would have rated it higher as it was when I was in my 20s that this would have entertained me the most.

Now "The Lego Movie" is not a complicated movie as we have a "chosen one" so to speak who lacks confidence but has to save the vast LEGO world with all its different zones. As such we have evil geniuses, romance and various familiar actors such as Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson voicing animated characters. But as I said; for me the fun factor of all this lasted around 20 minutes and then this movie descended in to little more of a cycle of action, humour and a familiar voice showing up as a character. I will say there is some creativity to it, such as what the Kragle really is and there is a kind of entertaining ending but it is very much a movie which is almost about being loud and frenetic which isn't what I seek these days.

But there is a side to "The Lego Movie" which I did like and that is that it gets across the whole creativity side with only your own imagination and confidence holding you back when it comes to what you can create with LEGO. Now in fairness back in my day LEGO was only just introducing technical LEGO and as such the representation of it in the movie is vastly different to how I remember it but still to get across the message about letting your mind create is a good one.

What this all boils down to is that "The Lego Movie" was only okay for me and made me think that maybe I have out grown this sort of movie or at least for now have out grown it. But I can appreciate why it was and still is popular with those who enjoy their entertainment frenetic and loud.


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