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Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Lego Movie


We just got back from seeing The Lego Movie.

It was brilliant.

The screenplay is smart and funny. The movie is self-aware and cleverly uses that self-awareness to paint the Lego universe with fantastic results. The third act features a twist that brings the entire thing together and is surprisingly warm and touching. This movie is NOT a ninety minute commercial for Legos. It was pure awesomeness.

If this isn't one of the best, if not the best, movies I'll see all year, this will be an excellent, unprecedented year for film. Go see it. I can't wait to see it again.

For a really good review, check out SJ Honeywell's review at 1001plus.

1 comment:

SJHoneywell said...

Thanks for the link.

I loved it, too. You're right that it's not a commercial. It even plays with that a bit. It's clever and manages to be sweet without being cloying. The third act turn is one of the better ones in recent memory.