“Everything is Awesome” (The LEGO Movie)

The LEGO Movie (Wallpaper)
A wallpaper version of the poster for the LEGO Movie, from 2013

Besides Stargate, I did watch a few other movies on vacation, (The A-Team, Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol, Batman BeginsThe Dark Knight), but I’ve already seen those. On my last night, I watched the Lego Movie with my family. Honestly, I expected literally nothing from the movie. Did it exceed my expectations?

Emmet, a completely normal person, works at a construction site. He always follows the instructions, until one day, when he falls down a pit and is bonded with the Piece of Resistance. He is soon after swept up by the last remaining Master Builders, on a mission to stop President Business from unleashing the Kraggle upon an unsuspecting world.

Yes, it did. This movie was surprisingly, very good. I thought it would be just silly and ridiculous, and that’s exactly what it was. But, you know, in a good way. The best way possible. In the movie, pretty much all of the characters were great, but it was Batman who really stole the show. That’s right, Batman. Bat freaking man was in this movie.

$37 (The LEGO Movie)
Everything is awesome.

Emmet: “Uh, guys? We’re about to crash into the sun.”

Batman: “Yeah, but it’s gonna look really cool.”

There were tons of jokes that children wouldn’t get, thrown in with meticulous care by the writers, and lots of homages and tips of hats.

  • Emmet working at a construction site, because aren’t we all when Legos are involved?
  • Batman telling Lucy that Emmet is the hero that she deserves (but not the one Gotham needs right now)
  • The whole instructions thing was basically LEGO making fun of itself. I thought that it was hilarious that the normal people were lost without instructions.
  • Chris Pratt was in it, with Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson. Lego knows a good cast when they see one.
  • Winking nods including but not limited to: Spider-ManAir Force OneThe MatrixThe Dark Knight, and Star Wars9 out of 10.

A fun and enjoyable movie for all ages, whether you played with Legos yesterday or yester-century. Absolutely hilarious, and just plain fun, anyone will love the LEGO Movie, even if you’ve never touched a Lego piece.


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