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by Juran Hakim (subscribe)
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Published June 6th 2014

Having done little research on this film before watching, my expectations were quite low and my enthusiasm in tow with my better judgement were wailing in succession for me to spend my time more wisely.

After the internal struggle within my mind had subsided and the pulsating and throbbing veins connecting my brain to my heart had relaxed somewhat, I eventually pressed play and watched The Lego Movie.

From the exposition I was proved wrong. Not only was the picture and graphics crystal clear and highly amusing, but the dialogue was simply hilarious. A splendid balance had been achieved to where not only kids are entitled to watch The Lego Movie, but adults as well.

Vitruvius (Voiced by Morgan Freeman)

Cameo Lego figurines of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Gandalf and so many others add such a surplus to the quality of the film, that it renders the film unmissable.

The Dark Knight (Voiced by Will Arnett)

Han Solo & Lando Calrissian

Wonder Woman

Dumbledore & Gandalf

Even Shaq...

The narrative follows the character Emmet; an unassuming guy, happy to follow the crowd and blend in.

Emmet (Voiced by Chris Pratt)

Emmet is a construction worker overjoyed with his mundane job role, and ecstatic to serve under the rule of Lord Business; a tyrant who is obsessed with order and control.

Lord Business (Voiced by Will Ferrell)

As the story prolongs, Emmet unearths his prophecy of adventure and triumph. Along the way our reluctant protagonist meets the pretty but dangerous Wyldstyle. Both characters team up to thwart Lord Business' plans.

Wyldstyle (Voiced by Elizabeth Banks)

The gem with this film lies in the fluidity of the story, co-directors and writers of The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are superb in conjuring up a smart, witty and functional script, one that makes sense on a creative and almost ingenious level.

Someone has a soft spot...

With a guest appearance by Will Ferrell, who ironically does the voice of Lord Business, The Lego Movie receives a solid 8.5/10.

A must watch for this summer, take the children and take yourself to the cinema and feel good about all the money you spent to watch it.
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Only saw the trailers on computer with my granddaughter this morning, but it's on my must see list now.
by Alison Muirhead (score: 2|212) 1353 days ago
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