It is rare that an animated film breaks out this time of year. It is also quite rare when a film based on a toy is a critical hit. The fact that a film has managed to capture both of those at the same time is enticing, and that is exactly what we have gotten with ‘The LEGO Movie’.
The things to remember with regards to this film is that, although you would assume it is aimed directly at young boys, it truly ends up as a film for pretty much anyone. The fact that this has been pulled off by Warner Brothers Animation is a bit of a shock.
Filled with social commentary, digs at business, and even a sly glance at how the business of LEGO has changed over the years, this film could wind up as being the huge breakthrough of 2014.
I don’t want to go too much into ‘The LEGO Movie’, because I want to leave it for everyone to see. And I can’t stress that point enough. Everyone should see this film. There are enough laughs for both young and not-so-young alike. The story is well told and one that most adults should take to heart moving forward, as I know that I am. Do yourself a favour, catch ‘The LEGO Movie’.
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