The LEGO Movie Review

As I told you yesterday, my daughter has been eagerly awaiting The LEGO Movie since I first showed her trailers over the summer. There was no question that we were going to see it yesterday.

We saw the 5:25p 3D showing at Rave Cinemas. The timing was perfect for us since she had Science Olympiad practice after school and we are used to having a late dinner, plus it was a matinee priced showing. With the timing of the show, we had our choice of seats and had a minimal line at the snack bar.

About The LEGO Movie

The movie synopsis includes more information on the movie.
“The LEGO® Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”) the original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as The Special, the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt is the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell is the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life, and Liam Neeson is the voice of Lord Business’s loyal henchman, Bad Cop/Good Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Voicing the members of Emmet’s rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett as the mysterious BatmanTM, a LEGO minifigure with whom Wyldstyle shares a history; Nick Offerman as the craggy, swaggering pirate Metal Beard, obsessed with revenge on Lord Business; Alison Brie as the sweet and loveable Unikitty and Charlie Day as Benny, the 1980-something Spaceman.


This film is rated PG for “mild action and rude humor.”

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.


The LEGO Movie Review

We really enjoyed the movie including the appearances by both the new characters such as Emmet, Wyldstyle (my daughter’s favorite), and Bad Cop as well as by familiar characters like Batman. Going in, my biggest disappointment was that they did not use some of their licensed characters such as Marvel Super Heroes, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. We were happy to see a short appearance by some of the LEGO Star Wars characters (complete with iconic music).

I don’t want to spoil events and plot points that are revealed later in the movie, so I won’t say too much other than that I really appreciated the message and it is one that I have tried to get across to my daughter in how she plays with LEGO.

The LEGO Movie Trailer

Own your Own Copy of The LEGO Movie

If you loved the movie as much as we did, it is available on Amazon. With their pre-order price guarantee you will pay their lowest price from the time that you have ordered and the day of release. We frequently take advantage of the Amazon pre-order on movies.

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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