Last week, I attended an advance screening of “The LEGO Movie” (2014)!
We arrived at the Cineplex Odeon International Village about half an hour before the movie time, and were faced with this snaking line up:
The place was packed with people of all ages – kids, teenagers, young adults, middle-aged people, and even seniors!
“The LEGO Movie” is a 3D computer-animated adventure that tells the story of Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), a simple LEGO minifigure who never fails to follow instructions in every aspect of his exceedingly ordinary life. Emmet’s life changes drastically one day when he stumbles upon an important object. The object attaches itself to him, and as a result he is mistakenly identified as the hero who will save the world from a terrible villain.
The movie is wildly entertaining right from the start. With the wide array of cross-franchise characters (like Batman, Gandalf, Shaquille O’Neal, William Shakespeare, etc..), hilarious jokes and references, and an addictively catchy theme song (“Everything is Awesome”), “The LEGO Movie” is sure to keep audiences young and old enraptured throughout.
Although the movie touches on many themes, my favourite takeaway from it was this: Ordinary people can be extraordinary, if only they believe in themselves.
LEGO has released a whole range of play sets & minifigures to tie-in with the movie. I’ll be searching for that Good Cop/Bad Cop minifigure – he’s my favourite character!
“The LEGO Movie” is now playing in theatres near you. Whether you are a hardcore LEGO fan or just a casual movie-goer, go check it out – you definitely won’t regret it!