We love bundling up on the sofa to watch a Sunday afternoon family movie. So when Suppose.com asked us to review The Lego Movie we jumped at the chance.
The LEGO Movie follows the story of Emmet, a completely average Lego figure who gets mistaken for 'The Special' - the most extraordinary person in the world who is prophesied to save LEGOkind from the evil President Business.
Despite this being a U rated film it is very funny for adults. The script is hilarious, full of reference to The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix and Starwars to name a few. The voice cast is fantastic and dynamic. My highlights are Liam Neeson as 'Good Cop/Bad Cop' and Morgan Freeman as the godlike blind wizard Vitruvius. Will Ferrell also does as excellent job as President Business (as you'd expect).
The pop culture references went straight over the head of Little E who enjoyed it at face value. But Husband and I were chuckling away at moments such as the flight through 'Middle Zealand', an argument over Gandalf's name actually being Dumbledoor and Batman stealing the hyperdrive from The Millenium Falcon. I couldn't stop myself laughing out loud in a few places to which I received a funny look from Little E who had no idea what I was finding so funny.
It certainly is a fast paced film requiring quite a lot of concentration compared to your usual animated movie. Little E was mesmerised by the fantastic animation, it really is rich and layered. It may be a 90minute advert for LEGO but it is certainly impressive and was self aware enough to take the Mikey out of itself throughout while keeping adults and children engaged. We'll be watching again to spot the reference and jokes we missed first time around.