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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review Of: The Lego Movie

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I've just watched "THE LEGO MOVIE" yesterday! :D 

Directed By Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Chris McKay

Starring Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell

Synopsis:
The LEGO® Movie,” the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, opens in theaters beginning February 7, 2014. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), it stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

(Source: GSC Cinemas)



An interesting, weird and yet unique animated film.

Because of Lego having the license to make toys based on famous people  and famous movies, this gives the advantage of making the movie a creative and hilarious twist because of the various characters in the film based of other notable films such as Batman, Superman, Gandalf, characters from Star Wars and etc. Therefore this film is somewhat like "Epic Movie" or "Scary Movie" but with a Lego twist to it. 

Although you shouldn't expect a Disney animated feel kind of animated film, but son't get me wrong, "The Lego Movie" is a fun, unique animated film and brings the wonder of CGI with stop-motion animation.



The storyline at first was rather cliché as a typical you-are-the-chosen-one-and-you-must-save-the-world kind of story, but with that aside, there's a weird twist at the end that may get your attention. (no spoilers here hahah :P)

The plot contains numerous funny puns in the movie and also parody of other notable movie characters that will leave you laughing. I really admire the people you did the stop-motion animation for the film. It is really amazing, as I've watched many Lego stop-motion videos online, but a full-feature movie...got a salute from me. 

The characters are really interesting to watch especially Good Cop/Bad Cop voiced by Liam Neeson, Vitruvius (Initially I mistaken him as Gandalf hahah) voiced by Morgan Freeman, Batman voiced by Will Arnett  and many other characters. They did a wonderful job on creating the characters and the screenplay that gives the characters funny moments that's worth laughing.

Amazing work to the team behind the movie as they literally made a whole Lego world and animating it brick-by-brick.

All in all, "The Lego Movie" is an interesting and unique movie that's worth a watch. Maybe in 3D too! :P But, like I said, don't expect a Disney feel to this movie. "The Lego Movie" is a hilarious animated movie and if you love Lego & stop motion or just want to watch a cool animated film, look no further. (: 


My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 3.5/5
Characters*: 3.75/5 
Effects** : 4/5
OVERALL : 7.75/10.


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1 comment:

Iriene said...

My office mate is gonna watch this 'Lego Movie' tonight as it is 'Pop Corn Wednesday'. I told him that you reviewed it as an interesting movie :)

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:


Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.

Characters:

The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.


SO, there it is. Thanks! :)