Review Mikey Clarke runs the rule over the family-friendly Lego Movie...
My favourite childhood toys included Lego, so when I heard there was going to be a movie, I worried it could be as bad as past toy-themed films.
Thankfully, The Lego Movie is better than G.I. Joe, Transformers, The Bratz Movie, and Battleship... a lot better.
This fast-paced family adventure focuses on Emmet (Chris Pratt), whose Lego universe becomes threatened by President Business (Will Ferrell), a villain who plans to glue the world’s Lego pieces together – stopping them becoming anything other than what he wants them to be (political message, anyone?).
Emmet is recruited by freedom fighter Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), who mistakes him for the man predicted to put an end to President Business’ evil plans, and together, they team up with other master builders.
As expected from the writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, The Lego Movie is inspiring, poignant and genuinely funny. My only criticism is that the song Everything is Awesome will be stuck in your head long after the film has finished.
It’s also important to remember that some jokes are aimed at children, while others are intended for more mature viewers. So although not all the jokes had me laughing out loud – I would still say this is the funniest film I have seen during the last 12 months.