Movie Review: Lego Movie

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Lego Movie Summary

In a Lego universe populated by anthropomorphic minifigures, the wizard Vitruvius attempts to protect a superweapon called the “Kragle” from the evil Lord Business. He fails to do so, but prophesies that a person called “the Special” will find the Piece of Resistance capable of stopping the Kragle. Lord Business then kicks Vitruvius off of a cliff while saying the prophecy was fake.

8 and a half years later, a construction worker named Emmet Brickowski comes across a woman named Wyldstyle, who is searching for something after hours at Emmet’s construction site. When he investigates, Emmet falls into a pit and finds the Piece of Resistance. Compelled to touch it, Emmet experiences vivid visions and passes out. He awakens with the Piece of Resistance attached to his back in the custody of Bad Cop, Business’s lieutenant. Emmet learns of Business’s plans to freeze the world with the Kragle, a tube of Krazy Glue with the label partially rubbed out; the Piece of Resistance is the tube’s cap. Wyldstyle rescues Emmet, believing him to be the special. They escape from Bad Cop and travel to the Western world where they meet up with a blind Vitruvius. Emmet learns that he and Wyldstyle are Master Builders—people capable of building anything they need without instruction manuals—who oppose Business’s attempts to suppress their creativity. Though disappointed to find Emmet is not a Master Builder, Wyldstyle and Vitruvius are convinced of his potential when he recalls visions of a human named “the Man Upstairs”.

Emmet, Wyldstyle, and Vitruvius evade Bad Cop’s forces with the aid of Batman. They escape to Cloud Cooko Land, where all the master builders have been in hiding, and attend a council of the Master Builders, who are unimpressed with Emmet‘s cowardliness and refuse to help him fight Business. Bad Cop’s forces attack and capture everyone except for Emmet and his friends. After being rescued from drowning by pirate Metal-beard, Emmet devises a team plan to infiltrate Business’s headquarters and disarm the Kragle. As the plan unfolds, Emmet learns that Wyldstyle’s real name is Lucy. The plan is almost a full success until Emmet and his friends are all captured and imprisoned, and Vitruvius is killed by Lord Business, who throws the Piece of Resistance into an abyss and sets his headquarters to self-destruct, leaving all present to die. Vitruvius shows he made up the prophecy as he dies, but reappears to Emmet as a ghost and tells him it is his self-belief that makes him the Special. Strapped to the self-destruct mechanism’s battery, Emmet flings himself off the edge in the tower and saves his friends and the Master Builders. Inspired by Emmet’s sacrifice, Wyldstyle rallies the Lego people across the universe to use whatever creativity they have to build machines and weapons to fight Business’s forces.

Emmet finds himself in the real world, where the events of the story are being played out in a basement by a boy, Finn, on his father’s Lego set. The father—known as “the Man Upstairs”—chastises his son for creating hodgepodges of different playsets, and proceeds to permanently glue his perceived perfect creations together. Realizing the danger his friends are in, Emmet wills himself to move and gains Finn’s attention. Finn returns Emmet and the Piece of Resistance to the set, where Emmet possesses the powers of a Master Builder and confronts Business. In the real world, Finn’s father looks at his son’s creations, and quickly sees that the villainous Business is based on him. Through a speech Emmet gives Business, Finn tells his father that he is very special and has the power to change everything. Finn’s father reconciles with his son, which plays out as Business having a change of heart, capping the Kragle with the Piece of Resistance, and ungluing his victims with mineral spirits. Lucy and Emmet become boyfriend and girlfriend. As a result of the father allowing Finn’s younger sister to join them in playing with his Lego sets, Duplo aliens arrive in the Lego universe and threaten destruction.

Lego Movie Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Love LEGO but hated this film. Honestly it really did nothing for us. Even Matthew (my obsessed LEGO creator) hated this film as much as I did. You could Mae a movie night out of it which might up the fun factor but Lego movies feel very low production and like it is missing a good plot.

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