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The LEGO Film: The Greatest Animated Movie of 2014


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Over eight years after its theatrical launch, The LEGO Film is a fantastically animated movie that continues to be among the finest movies of 2014.

This movie ought to have been nominated by the Academy for Greatest Animated Function. Sadly, the Academy voters should dwell with this–amongst others–mistake. I really like every thing about this movie from the humor to the music to the casting. What I really like in regards to the movie is that it’s capable of transcend the everyday good vs. evil storyline due to its humor.

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I can not say sufficient good issues in regards to the animation. It’s painstakingly lovely as we comply with an strange LEGO minifigure, Bricksburg development employee Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt), on his quest to tackle Lord Enterprise (Will Ferrell).  Lord Enterprise needs to connect every thing within the LEGO universe to his imaginative and prescient of perfection with the Kragle. Nevertheless, there’s a resistance motion standing as much as his tyrannical management. Emmet is likely one of the few and joins them after touching the Piece of Resistance. Is he The Particular that Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) as soon as prophesied would defeat Lord Enterprise? Possibly.

Emmet learns Lord Enterprise’s plan to eradicate the Grasp Builders with the Kragle earlier than Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) rescues him and takes him to an outdated mystic, Vitruvius. They’re each Grasp Builders able to constructing something with no need the instruction guide. Emmet isn’t as a result of he’s simply an strange man following orders or so he thinks. The world that Wyldstyle introduces Emmet to is filled with characters past anybody’s creativeness. You may have the Batman (Will Arnett) and the Justice League! Star Wars! Abraham Lincoln! However due to how LEGOs work, it’s pure to see all the IP in the identical movie. It’s a lot totally different than a movie like House Jam 2 the place it feels prefer it’s only a business for HBO Max.

I really like the Resistance angle occurring right here. Exterior of Wyldstyl and Vitruvius , among the Resistance motion contains Unikitty (Alison Brie), Metallic Beard (Nick Offerman), and Benny, the Spaceman (Charlie Day). Many characters together with Dangerous Cop/Good Cop (Liam Neeson) are new to the LEGO universe.

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There’s a couple of issues occurring right here. The vast majority of the movie takes place within the LEGO world. Nevertheless, there’s a stunning twist that includes people Finn (Jadon) and The Man Upstairs (Will Ferrell). It’s the great thing about creativity on show. Sadly, the Kragle implies that The Man Upstairs is upset. No one needs to see this items glued collectively. Fortunately, there’s a reconciliation between the 2 of them. The same storyline additionally takes place within the LEGO world, too.

Lord and Miller have a means of constructing some lovely magic collectively on the planet of animation. Each facet of the animation is top quality. This is likely one of the issues that I really like in regards to the film. The small print on each single LEGO are merely unbelievable. I can not say it sufficient as a result of the animation is simply so spectacular! It’s not a simple feat when there are over 3.8 million LEGO bricks within the movie. Don’t attempt to recreate this film at dwelling except you will have a soundstage mendacity round.

Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams additionally reprise their roles as C-3PO and Lando Calrissian, respectively. Keith Ferguson steps in for Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Different alumni of Lord and Miller tasks have minor or supporting roles like Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Nick Offerman, and Dave Franco. There are such a lot of comedy sorts on this solid that it’s absurd. However hey, every thing is superior!

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“Every part is Superior” when it’s caught in your head. it and I do know it. This is likely one of the songs that’s so catchy that you simply can not assist however repeat it. A deserving Oscar nomination, too.

The Academy might need snubbed The LEGO Film however it can without end be the Solzy Award-winning Greatest Animated Function of 2014.

CAST:  Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman

Warner Bros. launched The LEGO Film in theaters on February 7, 2014. Grade: 4.5/5

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