I was lucky enough to go see The Lego Movie this past Sunday with the youth group from my church. Why did I say lucky enough? Because we were supposed to be at a double header soccer game in the northwest part of the state. Thanks to Mother Nature we were "weathered out."
I went with a mission. The mission? To scope out the credits for a name I personally know. But once the movie started the mission went to the back of my mind. (Yes, I saw the name at the end.)
It was cute. Not what I expected at all because it blended live action with animation so, I was confused when the name which-shall-not-be-dropped said she worked with the humans. The storyline pushed the agenda of following instructions, perfection, and everything had to go as planned. The hero, Emmet, was a follower that didn't have an original thought of his own. He, like a lot of residents of Brickville, had an instruction book and they were told what was pop music. Enter our heroine Wildstyle. She brings free thought with her and the knowledge of being a Master Builder. Master Builders are all original thinkers and are slowly being captured and held by Lord Business (that's kind of a funny stab at adults that have lost what it means to be a kid and play because that's all they think about is business and getting ahead, but that's my opinion).
The action was well executed and is good entertainment for kids of all ages!
Sorry it's such a short review! Kathy Lee & Hoda are on so it's time for me to get out the door for class!
College graduate, Army vet, single mom, Husky mom, Movie lover, writer