The Lego Movie Review (2014)
What's So Great About The Lego Movie?
As of Sunday, March 16, 2014, The Lego Movie stood in the number one position with box office sales of $236.9 million or 12 percent of box office sales to that date. Shortly after its release, more people had seen it than had seen all 12 of the Oscar nominated movies. That's really saying something...about both the quality of the Lego movie and the Academy Award nominated movies, but that is a subject for another day.
We were a bit slow getting to see the Lego Movie compared to other Lego fanatics, viewing it at the movie theatre a couple of weeks after it was released. In any case, we were suitably impressed.
The "we" included three of us. My husband, listening to me singing the theme song "Everything is Awesome," raised his eyebrow about the fact that we were going to see the Lego Movie. My 22-year old son who had said, "YES I want to go to the Lego Movie! Who wouldn't?" when his Dad asked if he was interested in the Lego Movie and finally myself, a Lego mom whose Lego connection is that she raised two boys who loved Lego and who is now immersed in an eBay world packed with toys, games and yes, even some Lego sets. (Find my Lego on eBay here.) I've built a few Duplo sets in the past but started my first Lego kit this week, the vintage 1989 Space Police Lock-up Isolation Base 6955, which I will write about when I have put it together.
Back to the Lego Movie. We all enjoyed it, appreciating different moments in different degrees. I missed the main Batman joke but neither of the men sitting beside me did. One of my favourite moments was the Star Wars one. I won't be any more specific than that to avoid ruining the surprise for you.
It's an action packed movie filled with adventure, pop culture references and Lego.
On this page, learn a bit more about The Lego Movie, discover who it is appropriate for, watch the trailer and find a few more resources about Lego and other great children's movies.
The Official Lego Movie Trailer - It's a quick three-minute peek into the world of Lego.
Who Is The Lego Movie For?
And how is it rated?
The Lego Movie is fantastic for anyone who has a connection with Lego. If you love Lego and you enjoy action movies, you will enjoy this one. Plus, you will find little to object to in terms of content and, if you're a warm hearted soul like myself, you will really, really enjoy the ending.
If you don't have a strong connection with Lego, I suppose you might like The Lego Movie if you love animated movies but I am not sure if it is a great choice for people who are not 'snapped' into the Lego world. If you enjoyed the movie but know little about Lego, please be sure to share your thoughts in the comment box at the end of this page.
In terms of rating, the rating on this movie is PG or Parental Guidance. My favorite reviewer from a parental perspective, The Movie Mom, suggests the age of 6 years old as a good starting point. There are a number of mild exclamations like dang, heck and stupid, lots of perilous action, violence in the form of the good guys fighting the bad guys and a character being ‘beheaded’ when his minifigure head pops off and another having his face paint removed. I always appreciated the Movie Mom's perspective when my boys were boys and her thoughts on this movie seem appropriate to me.
The Lego Movie on Blu-ray Disc and DVD
The Lego Movie has been released in several formats that include various combinations of blu-ray disc and DVDs. Of course, big Lego fans will especially love the Everything is Awesome edition because it includes an exclusive minifigure of the character Vitruvius. It's definitely my favorite!
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Ever wondered about the history of the Lego company? On this page, learn about the background of the company and watch the animated video that was released for the 80th Anniversary, The Lego Story.
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If you're looking for a great Lego gift idea that is not a Lego set, you will find some of the best choices here on this page.
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