“The Lego Movie” Review: A Critique on Mainstream Society


"The Lego Movie" Review: A Critique on Mainstream Society

Gandalf!

While a lot of people were really excited for The Lego Movie, the preview was not appealing to me and the February time slot usually spells doom. However, it is very hard to not have a little hope because of the high profile voice cast and the fact that it is Legos!

With that being said, even if the critics decided to completely trash The Lego Movie, I would have done what I usually do (all critics think they are right, but I for one know that I am only right for myself, so I apologize if you don’t agree with me, you are right too), completely ignore them and think for myself.

From a critical perspective the story is nothing new. Chris Pratt (Her) voices Emmet (the chosen one) and becomes the unlikely hero of the story among superheros, like Batman (Will Arnett, Arrested Development), and of course a love interest named Wildstyle (Elizabeth Banks, Catching Fire). With the guidance of Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman, Last Vegas), an obvious god figure, they work together to fight President Business’s (Will Ferrell, Anchorman 2) plans of taking away everyone’s ability to build freely from their imagination.

The small pretentious side of me really liked the film’s critique of society and how the mainstream aspects of media, government, etc. control what we do on a day to day basis. The fun side of me loved the animation and the plethora of cameos from some of my favorite movies.

However, the best part of the film was its connection with the real world and the relationship between a father and his son expressed through the animation of legoland.  I assume you will see this movie soon because of the crazy box office returns and strong word-of-mouth, but please don’t let the fact that it is an animated movie dissuade you from going to see it.

Rating:

Critically: 8/10

Personally:8.5/10

By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief

@jonnyhavey

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A few years ago I founded the companies Mile High Movie Reviews, LLC and Mile High Pictures, LLC and have decided that it is time to let it go and move to bigger and better horizons. I have always been about taking the next step, and that is why you are here. I am now the founder, CEO, Producer and Editor-in-Chief of Vlizz Entertainment and hope to lead a very talented staff to success. I’ve been passionate about film ever since I saw Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) and have found a love for the creativity and the business behind the industry. I am a double major in Accounting and Film Studies and Production at the University of Denver (DU) and am applying for my MBA. I will also be working towards getting my CPA license in the next few years. I have been involved in the online entertainment journalism industry since August 2010 and am excited for how social media is paving its future. My goal is to redefine the film and entertainment industry by combining my cinematic creative passion with an extensive knowledge of business, finance and most importantly accounting.

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3 Comments on ““The Lego Movie” Review: A Critique on Mainstream Society”

  1. March 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM #

    Great review, loved this film. The cast the story where great and the ending was surprisingly deep. Chris Pratt is going to have a very promising career :D

  2. February 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM #

    Just saw this today and can’t stop singing that song! I really enjoyed this, but thought it was maybe more for the adults than for the kids. I think a lot of the jokes, and even a lot of the plot would have gone over the heads of a lot of kids. Or maybe I’m not giving kids enough credit – I don’t know.

  3. Glo
    February 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM #

    Ya i thought the commercials for the movie were lame. It might be worth seeing tho (because of your view point).

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