Emmet, an ordinary LEGO mini-figure, is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. He and his friends go on a journey to stop evil tyrant, Lord Business.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the comedy kings of Hollywood so my hopes were really high for this movie. Thankfully they surpassed my expectations to deliver one of the best movies of the last 10 years. The animation stays true to Lego’s look and limitations, even poking fun at it at times.
Every type of comedy is serviced in this movie in ways you don’t see coming. Surprise cameos from every type of Lego are dotted throughout (Superman, Star Wars, Duplo) and given hilarious punchlines every time. The script is sheer genius and all the voice work is top notch. Even Morgan Freeman is really funny in this which I never thought I would ever say.
What I also loved is how the film twists in the final act when you see, via live action, that this is actually a struggle between father and son, creativity and conformity. It’s deep for a family film but it also perfectly captures exactly what Lego is all about.
“I loved the ghost on a string.”