The Lego Movie (2014)

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The story of a nobody who saved everybody.

Comments on  Movie: The Lego Movie (2014)
"To not say this ingenious film is brilliant would be robbing the movie out of the esteem it deserves. Go. See. This. Movie. Now." - Addison Wylie

"A clever, vivid, funny, oddly profound movie about Legos." - Dana Stevens, Slate.
  
"This isn't just the funniest PG-rated animation in too long; it's the funniest film, period, in months ... Most of the way The Lego Movie plays like the world's greatest fan tribute, and I can't wait to see it again." - Michael Philips, Chicago Tribune.

"The best part is what the movie has to say about conformity—following the instructions on the box—versus creativity, i.e. life as a jumble, an inspired improvisation, a joyous hodgepodge." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal.

"A vibrant world constructed entirely with Legos and filled with interesting Lego Minifigures!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Adventure Comedy Family Fantasy 3D Animation Animated Feature Rosalyn's Favorite


The Lego Movie (2014) at a glance
The Lego Movie (2014) is an animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The first theatrical feature film produced by Warner Animation Group, it is a film based on the popular line of construction toys, Lego.

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The Lego Movie (2014) Synopsis
The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), it stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Movie Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

Legoland.

This is one of the most recent animated feature I watch in a movie theatre and it is also one of the most creative film that I have ever watched. There is only one word to describe its plot, technique and art direction — phenomenal!

Lego Minifigures.

Really, I am not kidding. Everything really is, awesome. They got me awestruck with all the pretty waters, fires, clouds and rainbows; a vibrant world constructed entirely with Legos and filled with interesting Lego Minifigures!

Masterbuilders' gathering.

In addition to its lovely and immensely detailed world, The Lego Movie (2014) is quite entertaining to watch as there are plenty of hilarious gags, Lego humor and frank characters that always say what's on their mind without holding back.

Emmet.

Strange but I am also enthralled with the way they portray totalitarian in Bricksburg, where instruction manuals are its people's bible which is both funny and sad at times. Nevertheless, watching it also induces nostalgia; the film reminds me of my early childhood where I used to have my own box of Legos. Maybe that's the reason why I was smiling and brimming with joy when I watch it.

Lego Batman and Lego Wonderwoman.

In short, the film spew nothing but awesomeness because it is that "one movie that has something for everyone".


Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
Lego fans will definitely love this as the film itself is a tribute filled with affection for Lego fans! There are also various other character cameos which may also appeal to their original fans such as those from DC Comics. All those minifigures Lego versions of the characters are so cool cute although they don't look mini on screens!! And in general, people who enjoy comedy and heartwarming films will like this film as well.

However, I don't really recommend this for pediophobic people because the visual is quite realistic and the Lego minifigures are moving on its own.

PS. The only things I don't like about this film is that Lucy falls in love with an entirely new guy in her life so easily even though she has already an adorable boyfriend. It is also kind of known that I don't really like live action-animation hybrid films (I rarely list those in my masterlist) but this film is really good; its visuals and creativity make it up for it!

Details of the movie
Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Producer: Dan Lin, Roy Lee
Story: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Screenplay: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Cinematography: Barry Peterson, Pablo Plaisted
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh
Studio: Warner Animation Group
Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Country: United States, Australia, Denmark
Language: English
Genre: Adventure Comedy Family Fantasy
Running time: 100 mins
Budget: USD 60,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 460,914,488 est.

Official website(s)
http://www.thelegomovie.com/
http://www.lego.com/en-us/movie/

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The Lego Movie (2014) Behind the Scenes


The Lego Movie contains 3,863,484 unique LEGO bricks. Some are reused and reconfigured in multiple scenes, making up sets, characters and props, for a total of 15,080,330 bricks; the number that a person would need if he or she wanted to recreate the entire film by hand. The film also features 183 unique minifigures, many of which are particularly special to the directors. (From their production notes)
Favorite Movie Character
Hey Babe.

Some people might think my favorite character from this film is Unikitty because it is pink and kawaii but no, it is not. My favorite character is Batman and here are several reasons of why.

In particular, Lego Batman is an honest character and he typically don't conform to others unless it is really necessary. This also means he is flexible and adaptive, which are traits that I really like. Nonetheless, Batman makes it no secret that he prefers to work alone since he could probably get the job done better and faster than anyone else, which I find it so frank yet amusing. 

Other than being a sweetheart, where he would randomly ask his girlfriend to "Let's hold hands", he writes songs at leisure aside from being able to create something out of nothing too. Literally. So, Batman is also a music lover and creative guy!

Besides, Batman also has his own themed things like batmobile, batwing, bat everything! 
So adorable! How not to like him?

The Lego Movie (2014) Movie Quotes
Guess what? I have re-watched this film twice just to list down my favorite the movie quotes!

The Prophecy: One day a talented lass or fellow,
A Special One with face of yellow,
Will make the Piece of Resistance found,
From its hiding refuge underground.
And with a noble army at the helm,
This Master Builder will thwart the Kragle and save the realm,
And be the greatest, most interesting, most important person of all times.
All this is true, because it rhymes. 

  1. The Kragle, the most powerful super weapon, is mine!
  2. Woo! Nothing can stop me now!
  3. All this is true, because it rhymes. 
  4. That was a great inspiring legend that you made up.
  5. What a bunch of hippy dippy baloney.
  6. Good morning aparment, good morning doorway, good morning wall, good morning ceiling, good morning floor, ready to start the day!
  7. Instruction to fit in, have everybody like you and always be happy! 
  8. Step 9 - Eat a complete breakfast with all the special people in your life.
  9. Hey plant-tea, what did you want to do this morning? Watch TV? Me too!
  10. Honey, where are my pants?
  11. Meow.
  12. Step 12 - Obey all traffic signs and regulations.
  13. Step 13 - Enjoy popular music.
  14. Everything is awesome!
  15. Everything is cool when you're part of a team.
  16. Everything is awesome, when we're living our dream.
  17. Don't forget to smile.
  18. Always root to the local sports team.
  19. Always return the compliment.
  20. Drink overpriced coffee.
  21. I think I can sing this song for hours.
  22. I think I heard a whoosh.
  23. If you see anything weird, report it immediately.
  24. Where are you going miss? I didn't mean to scare you.
  25. What do I do? I don't have my instructions.
  26. I feel like, maybe I should touch that.
  27. Hi buddy, I am your friendly neighborhood police officer. Would you like a glass of water?
  28. President Business is gonna end the world? But he's such a good guy!
  29. Wait I am so confused. Who are we talking about?
  30. Come with me if you wanna not die.
  31. Oh sir, you're brilliant.
  32. Relax, you're going to be fine.
  33. All units, cut them off on their own, now! Or, whenever you can.
  34. I can't do this, that is against the instruction!
  35. Darn darn darn darny darn.
  36. Oh my G-O-S-H.
  37. And by the way, I have a boyfriend, super serious and you do not want to mess with him.
  38. Bla bla bla. Proper name. Place name. Backstory stuff. I am so pretty, I like you but I am angry with you for some reason. 
  39. Great. I think I got it but just in case, tell me the whole thing again. I wasn't listening.
  40. We tried to locate the fugitive, but his face is so generic that it matches every other face in the database.
  41. I love everyone in this room.
  42. Thank you sir, we love listening to this song over and over again.
  43. I heard it is super painful to take off, wanna try it on?
  44. Behold, the most powerful weapons of all the relics, the Kragle!
  45. All you have to do is blend in and act like you belong here.
  46. I am a blind man and cannot see.
  47. Oh! Wait, wait. Were you the student I used to have who was so insecure she kept changing her name?
  48. Do you have any instructions?
  49. Are we inside my brain right now? It's big. I must be smart.
  50. I don't think he's ever had an original thought in his life.
  51. Introducing the double-decker couch. So, everyone can watch TV together and be buddies.
  52. That is literally the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
  53. Please, Wyldstyle. Let me handle this. That idea is just the worst.
  54. Your mind is already so prodigiously empty that there is nothing in it to clear away in the first place.
  55. All you have to do is to believe, then you will see everything.
  56. I would not rather he died.
  57. Step one; trust your instincts ... Unless your instincts are terrible.
  58. I am batman.
  59. Rest in pieces.
  60. Your car is a baby carriage.
  61. Hey babe. Lets hold hand.
  62. Anyway you guys gotta check out these new sub-woofers I installed in the back, I call them the dogs. 
  63. Listen to them bark!
  64. This is a song I wrote for Wyldstyle! It's about how I'm an orphan. Darkness. No parents. Super rich.
  65. Oh, guys! Look, a rainbow!
  66. But there's no signs or anything! How does anyone know what not to do?
  67. There's no government, no babysitters, no bed times, no frowny faces, no bushy mustaches, and no negativity of any kind.
  68. You just said the word no like a thousand times.
  69. And there's also no consistency.
  70. I hate this place.
  71. Any idea is a good idea, except the not happy ones. Those we push down deep inside where you never, ever, ever, ever ... find them!
  72. I'll tell you me tale of woe.
  73. I know what you're thinking; he is the least qualified person in the world to lead us. And you are right.
  74. Oh, you are the worst leader I've ever seen. 
  75. To the Batmobile!
  76. Every man for himself.
  77. It didn't break because it is Kragled.
  78. Security measures of every kind imaginable; lasers, sharks, laser sharks, overbearing assistants, and strange dangerous relics that entrap, snap and zap. 
  79. You're right about him of being a ding dong.
  80. It's game time!
  81. I super hate you.
  82. I have a great attitude.
  83. A Batsubmarine, patent pending.
  84. If anybody has black parts I need them, okay? I only work in black. And sometimes very, very dark grey.
  85. Don't worry about what the others are doing. You must embrace what is special about you.
  86. What the heck is that?
  87. You are so disappointing in so many levels.
  88. This is not how Batman dies.
  89. I don't mean to spoil the party, but does anyone else notice we're stuck in the middle of the ocean on this couch? I mean, it's not like a big gigantic ship is just gonna come out of nowhere and save us. My gosh!
  90. I watched Lord Business's forces completely overlooked it. Which means we need more ideas like it! Ideas so dumb and bad that no one would ever think that they could possibly be useful.
  91. I'm just a construction worker, but when I had a plan and we were working together, we could build a skyscraper. 
  92. Now you're Master Builders, just imagine what could happen if you did that. You could save the universe.
  93. I call this the "Emmet's plan to get inside the tower, put the Piece of Resistance on the Kragle and save the world".
  94. What do you think, a spaceship gonna appear out of the blue? Are you kidding me the same bit!
  95. Babe, look. If this relationship is ever gonna work between us, I need to feel free to party with a bunch of strangers whenever I feel like it.
  96. I will text you.
  97. I'm here to see your butt.
  98. Is that a last name Butt, first name Your...?
  99. Super Secret Police.
  100. First law of the sea, never place your rear end on a pirate's face.
  101. Wait a second. You're telling me that you have a machine to control the universe and you can't listen to tunes and surround sound?
  102. I don't like goodbyes. Let's just call this, see you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile.
  103. Who is Lucy?
  104. We'll wing it, it is a bat pun.
  105. I really prefer the word experience.
  106. One minute you're the most special person in the universe. The next minute, you're nobody!
  107. Release the Kragle!
  108. It's not personal, it's just business.
  109. Don't worry about this big black violet thing that's blocking out the sun.
  110. Alright, everyone. Act normal.
  111. I am ghost Vitruvius. Wooo.
  112. The only thing anyone needs to be special is to believe that you can be. 
  113. Look at what you did when you believed you were special. You just need to believe it some more.
  114. 1980 something technology? Now you're talking!
  115. Hey, everybody. You don't know me, but I'm on TV, so you can trust me. 
  116. He was so good at fitting in, no one ever saw him. And I owe you an apology, because I used to look down on people like that.
  117. I used to think they were followers with no ideas or brains.
  118. Look, I know it's hard to understand. But this is Dad's stuff, okay?
  119. It's a highly sophisticated, inter-locking brick system. 
  120. But we bought it at the toy store.
  121. We did, but they way I'm using it makes it an adult thing.
  122. Believe! I know it sounds like a cat poster but it is true.
  123. You all need to be more friendly!
  124. You might see a mess but what I see are people inspired by each other, and by you. People taking what you made and making something new out of it.
  125. Off limits. Hands off. Do not touch.
  126. You don't have to be the bad guy. You are the most talented, most interesting and extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things, because you are the Special. And so am I. And so is everyone. The prophecy is made up, but it's also true. It's about all of us. Right now, it's about you. And you still can change everything.
  127. Becareful, I have been told, it might explode.
  128. We are from the planet Duplo, and we are here to destroy you.

Okay ... Perhaps I should rename this section as my favorite lines instead of quotes. *-*

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