The Lego Movie

Year Released: 2014
Main Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
Last watched: January 2018
Review Date: July 2014
Number Watches: 2
Format Watched: TV

“Everything is Awesome!”

Not as good as I’d expected. There’s obviously one joke throughout and that’s that everything is living Lego and, sure, it’s a blast from the past seeing things I created as a kid but…even from the start, I felt there was something not quite good enough for the concept. I wonder if I’m just too grown up now. After all, it’s a movie for kids and as such it’s still a lot of fun.

So, it’s a movie for kids with a few adult things thrown in, Liam Neeson is totally game for a laugh, and references to older Lego kit that sparks a few chuckles for me, freeing up some of my young imagination back from the dungeons of ‘grow up and stop that’. Ah, the things I used to create and the strange, violent worlds I used to destroy. *sigh*

Anyway, fun for kids, a bit drawn out for adults and maybe should have been half an hour shorter with more punchy script and direction.

Update: January 2018 : It was good fun this time. Not hilarious and still a bit empty but easily a few giggles. I think the problem is the occasional lack of timing alongside the dull script. Anyway, still nice so happy to stick with original verdicts. Odd to think that when I watched this originally in 2014 I didn’t know who Chris Pratt was. Times change, eh?

Keep DVD?
I’ve heard there are a lot of extras so I’d give it a go but maybe chuck it after that.

Watch if on TV?
Yes. It’s still a movie about Lego. Probably still be using my tablet to surf the net at the same time though.

Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog. It’s for the kids. The movie, not the snog.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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