Sound Off: Phil Lord & Chris Miller's 'The LEGO Movie' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
February 7, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The story of a nobody who saved everybody. In theaters everywhere is The LEGO Movie, an animated movie directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller ("Clone High", Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street) based on the minifigs and plastic blocks that the entire world is familiar with. The story involves an ordinary minifig named Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, who joins a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. He teams up with Unikitty, Wyldstyle, Batman and many others. Once you've seen this, leave a comment with your thoughts on The LEGO Movie.
To fuel the fire, The LEGO Movie is totally, crazy, epicly awesome. Phil Lord & Chris Miller are two of the most talented comedy filmmakers around (I haven't been let down by them yet), and they continue to show their impressive ability to balance humor, heart and story with this movie. It's big, ambitious, crazy and absurd in every way, but also incredibly entertaining and, maybe not-so-surprisingly, very heartfelt. There was a moment where I thought I might tear up and I had to tell myself "wait, I'm watching a LEGO movie!" But that's just how great this is. As tweeted by our own Ethan Anderton: "The LEGO Movie is a masterful, brilliant piece of pure imagination. @philiplord and @chrizmillr are absolutely at the top of their game."
What did you think of Lord & Miller's LEGO Movie? An animated knock-out, or one big mess?
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