|Directed by:||Phil Lord|
|Written by:||Phil Lord|
|Cast:||Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Animation, Family|
The Lego Movie is a super cute adventure about a Lego man, played by the very funny Chris Pratt, living in a Lego world. He struggles making a mark in the world when he inadvertently becomes a messiah to a Lego rebellion. A number of the Lego people, including some trademark characters like Batman, are trying to take down a bureaucrat emperor who wants everything built according to the plans instead of allowing for creativity. It is a useful message in a world obsessed with homogenizing everything. I truly believe children (and most adults) need to learn the benefits of creativity.
The cast also includes Elizabeth Banks at her most cute, Morgan Freeman as a good-humored wiseman, Charlie Day as an over-excited spaceman, Will Ferrell as the over-the-top villain, and Will Arnett killing it was a parody of Batman, so much so, I would be totally open to him voicing the character in a less comedic project.
Also a really awesome twist in the end that I will not spoil.