With all the franchising Lego has done with games and TV media, going to the big screen was the next obvious step. What took them so long? I think they really took the time to go the extra mile here and make everything awesome. This movie decidedly sparks my ambitions to go to Lego Land this summer.
My expectations going into this movie were really high! Not just because I like Legos but because I enjoy all of the Lego movies and games. Among them, my favorites were the ones with Star Wars, Batman and Marvel themes. When I sat down to watch this film I was entirely distracted by the stop-motion like animation and wondered why they hadn’t used the same animation from the other films. Don’t get me wrong, I personally love handcrafted stop-motion animation (this was computer generated), however it was just a shocked at the change from the other Lego movies mediums.
Once I did get through the shock of the animation the movie was really great and easy to fall in love with. Especially the “Everything is Awesome” song that you won’t be able to get out of your head for months. They did an excellent job at keeping the plot moving forward and the characters entertaining to children and adults. I especially loved the voice acting of Will Arnett as Batman (plays Gob in Arrested Development) and Will Ferrell as President Business.
Overall I give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars because everything was truly Awesome! The story had a great message and in the end I saw why they chose to do the movie with the stop motion like animation. So why didn’t it get 5 Stars? Well, since I have seen an array of Lego movies I thought this could have been a bit funnier. I know it’s a minor criticism but I really had high expectations for this one.
If you’ve already watched the film you might enjoy this gem about it from HISHE: