The Lego Movie
Actors: Chris Pratt (Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty)
Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Role Models)
Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby)
Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Step Brothers)
A normal LEGO guy is thought to be the savior of all the LEGO world and tries to save the world from being glued together from the evil Lord Business.
The LEGO Movie assembles together one of the best animated movies of our time. With its theme of everyone being special, even if you are like everyone else, is something that is seldom seen in any movie. The main character Emmet is plucked from obscurity after he finds “the piece of resistance” and is thought to be the greatest master builder of all time as the prophecy states. In the process of trying to stop Lord Business from using the “Kragle” to set everything in place, Emmet learns that he is not the guy that the prophecy hoped he would be. While escaping from Lord Business and Good Cop/Bad Cop, played by international tough guy Liam Neeson, who is actually quite funny, Emmet learns that being normal and never having an original thought in his head is just as good as being as creative and being one of a kind.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street) bring the characters to life and have them show more emotion and quirkiness than most actors in real life can do in an entire career. They do a good job of keeping things flowing and have a point to everything that they are showing.
It’s a great kids movie and even has things in it for the parents.
I give it 9 out of 10 Popcorns
Rated PG for mild action and rude humor
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Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for a his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.