Run time: 101mins

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Voice Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Aligson Brie, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks

Synopsis: An ordinary LEGO mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together

Lego is a household name and the colourful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, mini figures and various other parts have been providing family entertainment for millions for over 60 years.  Now director Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street) give us The Lego Movie in 3D.  An array of top Hollywood talents voice the characters made from the Danish success story.

Emmet (Chris Pratt) is the ordinary construction worker who is mistaken for the hero who can save the Lego universe from the dastardly President Business (Will Ferrell) who is gluing everything in place, aided by loyal minion Bad Cop (Liam Neeson). Emmet is spurred on by a girl Wildstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and assisted by the sage Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Batman (Will Arnett), Unikitty (Alison Brie) and Benny (Charlie Day) amongst others in this laugh a minute – and satirical -family fun movie.  Will Emmet find ‘the piece of resistance in time’?’

The Lego Movie has opened to a huge gross of $69.1 million in North America, the second biggest opening of all time for the month of February and is set to be an instant franchise, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Everything in the movie has been designed to look as if it is built out of the colourful LEGO pieces, Including effects like water, fire, laser bolts, explosions and smoke.

Creative, with the right balance of adult and child-friendly humour and a well written, mildly subversive script full of surprises with razor sharp wit, The Lego Movie is a consistently entertaining, stunningly animated romp for all. And soon the title song Everyone is Awesome’ (the AWESOME version) –  sung by Jo Li featuring The Lonely Island – will be an earworm everywhere

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