Blu-Ray Review: THE LEGO MOVIE Is Surprisingly Great - Movies In Focus
Movies In Focus doesn’t really do animation. That’s something of an unwritten rule around these parts – but there was something about The Lego Movie that made me curious (even though I was vocal about hating the movie’s concept). Maybe it was the great reviews, impressive box office or the fact that the idea seemed so crazy that I was just curious to see if the filmmakers could pull it off. Anyway, I watched it and I enjoyed it – it hit the mark. It’s great entertainment for kids, while adults will also enjoy the multilayered world that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have created. The plot involves an average Lego construction worker, believed to be ‘The Special’ who is charged with finding the ‘piece of resistance’ that will stop the evil Lord Business from unleashing ‘The Kragle’. The film deconstructs Joseph Campbell’s hero myth, taking the ages old narrative and giving it a modern day subversive spin. Along for the ride is an impressive roster of voice talent including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. They all appear to be having fun, riffing on archetypes while being vital building blocks [...]