Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Lego Movie Review

My son has been a little bit poorly recently, so when the Lego Movie popped through the door thanks to Suppose, we were grateful to have something to occupy him with. With blankets and treats we cuddled up to watch the film that I had heard so much about.

The story centres around Emmet, just an average Lego construction worker who find himself in the position of saving the Lego universe from the evil Lord Business. Of course Emmet is a bumbling, haphazard character and no usual super hero so the story is of course full of funny scenes and plenty of jokes.

After meeting the sassy Wyldstyle and being mistakenly identified as the Lego to save everything, he starts on a quest meeting super heroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the old wizard Vitruvius and a whole host of Lego favourites. Together they all hatch a plan to gain the 'Kragle' - a super weapon from Lord Business. Of course it doesn't go all that easy and Emmet finds himself on a mission to stop Lord Business from gluing all the Universe together.

The film has a very catchy song that the kids will be singing for ages afterwards although it did start to grate on me after awhile - only bad point. It is a great family film with an easy to follow plot that will keep both children and adults alike hooked.

We liked the scenes in the 'Wild West with the  funny stereotypical Cowboy movie scenes - person playing piano, hush as strangers walk in, the customary bar fight. All very funny.

I absolutely love the UniKitty character and my son of course liked Emmet. Daddy loved seeing the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars  after always longing for a Lego version of this spaceship as a young boy.

It is a real good spin to bring the real-life characters in towards the end and the Dad who is unhappy with his son as he's been playing with "Dad's lego" which is "not a toy"! You have to watch it, I do not want to give too much away but it is a great film for a rainy weekend and you will all enjoy it. 

**Disclosure: We were sent the film free of charge for the purpose of the review by Suppose.**


Em Rathbone said...

We love this movie and spend lots of our days quoting it at each other. The LEGO sets accompanying the film are also great and perfect for sharing with eager helpers, got to start their Master Builder Training early ;-)

Happy Homebird said...

I'll have to have a look at those sets, I'm trying to get little man more interested in Lego. We signed up to the regular free mag that gets delivered and some of the amazing books too but so far he's not getting it :)

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