The Lego Movie

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7.71 h 40 min2014X-RayPG
The LEGO movie follows Emmet, who is on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
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Phil LordChristopher Miller
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Chris PrattWill FerrellElizabeth Banks
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Will ArnettNick OffermanAlison BrieCharlie DayLiam NeesonMorgan Freeman
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Dan LinRoy Lee
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Warner Bros.
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PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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McViciousReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Buyer beware. Invalid digital code for US market
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In case you are like me were I dont use a DVD player or BD player but use the digital codes to access when ever and where ever I can stream.

This comes with a digital code that is not for the US market and can not be redeemed. If you are ever looking at these from just a picture the triangle on the cover will be your key indicator to stay away. Hope I save someone else the frustration I went through.

Great movie tho.
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CoolStuff8374Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Digital code doesn't work!!!!!!!
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Don't buy this Blu-ray/Digital HD UA version! My code expired in 2017 - despite the fact that I purchased the movie in 2020 on Amazon, AND/AND flixster.com where you're supposed to redeem the code doesn't even exist anymore. I found that you can supposedly redeem a flixster code on FandangoNow, but when I tried to do that, it says the code is invalid. It turns out, the code wasn't valid in the US region ever!!!!!! Another user noted that the triangle on the front of the cover is your indication that the redemption code is for a different region. I wish I had known that before I purchased this! Very disappointed in Amazon and the seller for misadvertising this product! It simply does not include a valid digital copy of the movie.
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KGReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wild, creative, smart, subversive, and great fun - with a heart
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One of my very favorite films of 2014.

What I worried would be a feature length commercial is instead a very funny, and somewhat subversive film, overflowing with ideas, puns, perfect music, and wacky 'cameos' by everyone from Shaquile O'Neil, to a wonderfully warped and dark Batman (given terrific voice by Will Arnet).

'Lego' doesn't look quite like any film I've seen before. It has a rough, almost bizarrely low- tech look to it's Lego people -- stop motion that looks like stop motion --oddly (but very effectively) combined with mind-blowingly huge and complicated shots of the Lego universe in action. Somehow in the unlikely mix of slickness and lo-fi something wonderful is created; animation that is wildly impressive, but also clearly human, creative and DIY at the same time.

The film is basically a spoof of every Hollywood vision-quest movie you've ever seen. You know the films. A young character (almost always male) is called on to save the world/neighborhood/kingdom. He's over-matched, and under prepared, but with a kindly older mentor of great power to guide him, you know he will find a way to prevail.

Except here the "special" character at the center really ISN'T very special. He's a young working guy like a million others, who's not very bright or especially brave, and who just wants to live his happy, blank, endlessly repetitive safe life. And the mentor? None other than the voice of Morgan Freeman, expertly spoofing his own image as the ultimate voice of wisdom. He plays a wizard who is far less consistently brilliant and all knowing than he claims or wants to be. He's very, very funny, which is not the first thing one thinks of with Morgan Freeman. The same could be said of Liam Neeson, who also does a great voice job as the good cop/bad cop, who's personality changes depending on what side of his head is facing front. Will Ferrell is also excellent as the villain of the piece, being just silly enough to be funny, but just real enough to give the story some real tension.

Not everything works, and there were a few spots near the end where the energy flagged. But overall this is an exciting and creative (and wonderfully fun) piece of film-making, that manages to attack the near fascist mentality of a society obsessed with consuming, and determined not to question it's own lives (it's not for nothing that the villain's name is 'President Business')-- while still being very funny, and almost never feeling like its preaching.

And without giving anything away, in the last 20 minutes it changes the rules again, and asks a few profound questions about the nature of existence, without seeming like it had suddenly jumped the track as a film for kids as well as adults.

In the end, I walked around with the hysterical, awful (in a great way), and when you think about it kinda dark anthem "Everything is Awesome" banging around in my head for days.
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Ian Laurence HudsonReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very meta film, lots of fun and some deep implications
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Written in so many great layers. Great for kids but adults can enjoy this film by themselves. Nostalgia, family, tongue-in-cheek marketing, cultural satire, political commentary, even cosmology, all somehow come together beautifully in a film my kids watched dozens of times and I enjoyed every single time. Not too many films can pull that off.

I can't believe Morgan Freeman hasn't done more voiceover work, because he just kills it. Chris Pratt and Will Farrell are hilarious, but that's generally a given. Alison Brie was delightful in Community and channels all that tried-and-true repressed Id she showed there into this. Elizabeth Banks brings established comic chops to her role, though I will agree with others that the agency of her otherwise very potent character was marginalized; she obviously has a backstory where she can't sort out her own identity (constantly changing names), hopes to be the Special (the "hero" of the Prophecy) but isn't, and then despite these unresolved insecurities loses herself in relationships. I don't think my five year old daughter internalizes those heady concepts; she just likes that Wyldstyle can build stuff and kicks butt, which she totally does. Liam Neeson growls, snarls and kicks chairs with totally PG "swearing" fits as Bad Cop, lampooning the roles that have made him so much money lately. Finally (for the purposes of this now-longer-than-intended review), Will Arnett and the script subvert the stereotypical Batman so hard it's difficult to believe but amazing to watch. There's a reason he's getting his own film soon.

So if you haven't seen this movie, it's worth it. Good luck getting the main song out of your head, a delicious piece of ironic sugary pop that hides a layer of tragic bitterness all its own; the songwriter was actually in a pretty dark place with his home life at the time of writing and you can disturbingly hear that undercurrent of smiling with gritted teeth. This is basically the tone of the film in music form - stuff sucks, but we have what we need to make it just a little better: friends, creativity, hope. That's what I got, anyway.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A hero has to free Lego World from an oppressive Will Ferrell!
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The Lego Movie is an animated comedy where a Lego world is highly regimented and people are brainwashed and controlled by President Business (Will Ferrell). There are songs like “Everything Is Awesome!” that everyone sings along to for hours, non-stop. No one can do anything without following the instructions. It’s up to Emmet (Chris Pratt) to liberate the people.

The movie has plenty of jokes like an angry cop that beats up furniture, a security data base that can’t find anyone because they are all Lego figures that have the same face, and a completely clueless Batman. There’s a great twist at the end as well that involves Will Ferrell being the oppressor. It’s surprisingly well done and will definitely generate some laughs.
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pReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well all I can say is...
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Everything is Awesome,
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is Awesome when you're living out a dreams
Everything is better when we stick together,
Side by side you and I gonna win forever?
Let's party forever
We're the same unlike you, you & me we are a working in harmony
Everything is Awesome,
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is Awesome when you're living out a dreams
I just heard the news
Everyone's talking: Life is good!
'Cause everything's awesome
Awesome jobs and new opportunity
More free time for my awesome community
I feel more awesome than an awesome possum
Put my body in chocolate frosting
Three years later I shot the frosting
Smelling like a possum, everything is awesome
Accept to look at new brown shoes…
Eric R.Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
the nostalgia along with the amount of detail that is in this movie is amazing. While the plot is the typical good guy ...
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As someone who grew up with Lego's in the 80's and has a Son who is now growing up with them (8), the nostalgia along with the amount of detail that is in this movie is amazing. While the plot is the typical good guy vs. bad guy, it's done well and is funny to boot. Just a great family movie. Some people have said that it is 'commercialized' or a 'big ad'. Well, name a movie that isn't. Legos are an icon of childhood. The worst thing I can think of is the fact that I can't stand the song, but it's a small price to pay for watching magic.
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NesherReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome
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This is a family movie that shows us many positive teachings and or attitudes. Its a feel good movie among the many negative movies that are being spewed out by the system. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants real comedy but also a many serious lessons wrapped up in a CGI wrapper. As most reviewers say, I also agree that this movie is more than a publicity stunt for the Legos brand. Although this movie DOES cause mroe sales of Legos, it could have been a wonderful movie even if there was no toy on the shelf to buy after seeing it. It is not easy for movies to make me laugh, but this movie did it several times. If you have wisdom and discernment then you know why this is. I will list a bunch of reactions I had while watching this movie. SPOILERS below:

In Hebrew, emet means "truth" or "believable". With the Kitten poster on the wall which has the "believe" messege, near the end of the movie (but this kitten was also in the beginning prophesy), it is a second hint to me about the support for the main character actually being named based on this Hebrew word Emmet אֶמֶת .It is a clear messege in the movie that pretty much all Emmet had to do was believe.

The opening credits where shows as if they were made with Legos. It looked pretty cool.

In the begging of the movie, during the prophesy, the Kragle was carried out by Lord Business's goons and it was in a golden chest which reminded me of the indiana jones movie and how it showed the "Ark of the Covenant". This "Ark" in the Lego movie is different looking than the Ark of the Covenant in the Bible, but I do believe that this chest was meant to be some kind of hint about the Ark.

Lord Business says to follow the rules or be "put to sleep". It took Emmet a while but he finally had a double take and wondered why Business said that. Business is a man who does not tolerate any form of dissent or individualism.

When Emmet falls into the hole before finding the Piece of Resistance, he goes through a series of tunnels in a video game kind of theme. This reminded me of when I was a child and played paper games with friends where we would draw dungeons and traps on paper and pretend to go through the dungeons.

Emmet says "wait a minute" when he reflects about all of the "good" things that the Octan corporation makes. He says this because he realizes that the President is also the CEO of the same corporation who makes the voting machines.

I found it funny when one the the people in the "western" are of the world implied that chicken is bad for the Colon (I am a vegetarian so this was extra funny).

Lord Biz says to Bad Cop to meet him in "23 seconds" and then later on says it could "run a little bit deadly". This was referring to when Biz was soon going to make Bad Cop Kragle his parents. 23 is the number of death. I was surprised to see this reference in this movie about the number 23.

Biz threatens to throw Bad Cop out the window. I was very surprised to see this scene.

When Biz makes Bad Cop test the Kragle on his parents, it is a act to prove his loyalty.

Vitruvius says "meet me upstairs in 10 seconds" to Lucy. Lucy later says "meet me downstairs in 10 seconds" to somebody else (I forget who, i didn't specify in my notes). I find these two quotes interesting because they are almost identical and spoken by two different people at two different times. Ten is a number of Action, or Thought.

Emmet gets flung next to the pigs and says "Ive got pigs, I hate pigs". Later, ironicly, the pigs pull the wagon and then Vitruvius dances with a pig to celebrate one of their small victories.

"no bushy mustaches" Princess Unikitty is one of my favorite characters but I was very dissapointed that she doesn't like mustaches.

"fellow master builders are gathered in the dog" Ok Unikitty, why is there a meeting room that looks like a dog? It almost makes me reluctantly ask if I am expected to spell it backwards.

The Think Tank in this movie is a bunch of unwilling captives who happen to be smart or talented.

Business Kitty's "disguise" is literally penned on with a black pen by Benny. Awesome.

Batman says he "left the weird cat thing to stall" (while he went on ahead). This was so funny that he would refer to Unikitty as "the weird cat thing".

Lord Biz left his own dedicated servant, Bad Cop, to die on the tower. Bad Cop was expendable after all, even after proving his loyalty by Kragling his parents.

The Cat Lady's cats pull her like it was a slay...... and earlier the pigs pull the wagon. I find this iron when compared to the Lord of the Rings movie when there are rabbit type creatures pulling a slay for the Brown Wizard. This was never in Tolkein's books. It was added by Hollywood for some strange reason. These pigs and Cats pulling a slay (or wagon) also have some kind of meaning I believe, perhaps some legend regarding "saint nick".

Lord Biz says to Emmet "Back from the dead Brikowsky?" this went over my head but struck me as odd. Is this Emmet's last name?

I enjoyed the end messege to Lord Biz, how he didn't have to be evil anymore and that he could change, and how he does change, and becomes good.
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