The Lego Movie: It's more than just about toys

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:46 AM

What’s the story?

The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie follows construction worker "Emmet", an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person, the “Prophesised Special,” 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 for. 

Who’s in it?

Lots of LEGO minifigures voiced by actors like Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Chris Pratt and Liam Neeson.

Who’s the director? 

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who have also jointly directed Cloudy with a chance of meatballs and 21 Jump Street before).

What will you remember?

Losing yourself in a LEGO world.

What’s the best scene?

Any scene with the Batman minifigure (voiced by Will Arnett).

What’s the best line?

Spoken by Batman: “I only work in black and sometimes very, very dark grey.”

With what piece of information can you impress your friends?

Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale at one point were considered to reprise the role of Batman.

What did others have to say?

Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout - www.totalfilm.com

The makers could have easily Smurfed this, chucking out something bland that would probably still make a chunky profit on the back of brand recognition. Instead they’ve gone for broke, unleashing a film that’s insane, witty, uneven and almost certain to delight anyone who’s ever laid hands on Lego - www.empireonline.com

The LEGO Movie has clicked into place the building blocks for a new, wholly imaginative franchise that can appeal to audiences of any age, and has no limits on where it can go next - www.examiner.com

RATING: 8.5