Emmet is the most average Lego ever, now he’s entrusted with saving the world.
“The Lego Movie” is set to be one of the biggest block-busters for 2014, opening with $69 million in the first week, according to Forbes.com.
The movie premiered on Feb. 7, and was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
This action packed film will please anyone who enjoys a good story filled with romance, suspense and non-stop humor.
When asked about the inspiration for the movie Lord and Miller replied, “We started watching these brick films that people make in their basements and the stop motion shorts they posted online. They’re just so creative, clever and funny.”
“We thought, well, maybe we could make a movie that would be like that. It would be cool and it wouldn’t feel like a commercial,” they continued.
Lego blocks can be made into virtually anything, so naturally in a world made of Legos, everything is fair game.
You will feel as though you’re living in the imagination of an 8-year-old child that has too much energy.
The movie had a strong lineup of actors, featuring the voice talents of Chris Pratt (Emmet), Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Morgan Freeman (Vitruvius), Will Farrel (Lord Business), Will Arnet (Batman) and many others.
The story centers around a bland, ordinary Lego that would never dream about breaking the rules, much less save the entire world.
Emmet is a construction worker who lives in Bricksville, a dystopia where everyone blindly listens and watches the same thing.
Emmet lives out his life by following every single rule in the book, literally.
If his morning instructions say to stretch, he’ll do it, if they say to wave to your neighbor, he’s already on it, but he’s about to have everything he knows about living thrown out the window.
His adventure begins when he finds himself distracted and wanders off, only to discover something that will change the lives of everyone.
Emmet is mistakenly thought to be “The Special,” a master builder that is destined to save the world.
The only problem is that Emmet is completely average and possibly the least imaginative Lego in existence.
The villain and president of Bricksville, Lord Business, plans to end the world and cannot afford to have, the special interfere with his plan, he therefore assigns his right hand man good cop / bad cop (Liam Neeson) to hunt Emmet down.
Emmet’s world is turned upside down as he’s whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime where he must prove to everyone that he is special in his own way and accomplish the impossible.
“The Lego Movie,” uses a mix of stop motion, computer graphics, and 3-D to craft a world built entirely out of Legos right before your eyes.
The biggest strength of the film are the visuals and the level of detail that was used.
The story is simple, yet surprisingly manages to capture both adults and children with its witty humor.
Puns and one liners were used throughout the movie, but in unlike recent flops, these worked quite well.
By the time the movie is over you can’t help but feel you’ve bonded with every character and you will wish that it was only just the beginning.