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Watching "The Lego Movie"
Published on February 27, 2014 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I review the great new animated film "The Lego Movie."

Here's an excerpt:

“'The LEGO Movie' is just as much fun as you’ve heard. It has you grinning from its opening moments until its closing credits. It takes a dubious premise, and somehow manages to spin it into gold. It is fun, fun, fun — one of the most fun blockbusters I’ve been to in a long time.

This film could have been terrible. It could have been an extended LEGO commercial, and nothing more. But in the capable hands of co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (whose previously film, '21 Jump Street,' was also way better than anyone had a right to expect), 'The LEGO Movie' becomes a witty, visually astonishing, occasionally subversive delight. At times it plays like 'The Matrix' for kids. At other times, it reminded me of the Mike Judge comedy 'Idiocracy' and the Pixar film 'The Incredibles.' But it never feels like it’s ripping off those earlier films.

'The LEGO Movie' is something rare: a unique cinematic experience. Of course, it would be hard for me not to love a film in which the villain unleashes his minions with the cry 'Cue the micromanagers!' and the 2002 NBA all-stars make a cameo appearance."

Click here to read the whole thing.

User Comments
Eric | February 28, 2014 13:23

I saw this movie opening weekend with the kids and convinced several of my non-parent coworkers that they had to see it. I haven't met anyone who has disliked it yet.

sarafoss | February 28, 2014 13:24

It is too much fun to dislike.

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