OK, it’s confession time. I hated Legos growing up. For whatever reason, building something out of those little plastic blocks never interested me and it was always a process to clean them up. When I first heard that they were making an entire movie about Legos, I quickly dismissed any idea of going. But after seeing the trailer, I pulled a 180 and was excited to see the movie. Seeing Batman, Abraham Lincoln, and Shaq all in the same movie is pretty damn rare. The final straw was finding out the movie received a 96% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Another confession: I love animated movies that adults can enjoy. The Lion King, Toy Story, and Wreck It Ralph are all very close to my heart. My wife and I debate Woody vs. Buzz all the time. I still can’t believe that the majority of my friends are bigger fans of Aladdin than The Lion King. The Lego Movie is another example of how an animated film can be enjoyed by the older crowd. It starts out with a highly energetic musical number and the action is high-paced for the next hour and a half. There are memorable quotes, lovable characters, and references to classic movies. Plus, can you really go wrong with a movie that has the voices of Will Ferrell, Charlie Day, and Morgan freaking Freeman in it?!?! Trust me, go to the movie theater this week and see The Lego Movie. Don’t wait for it to come out on DVD or make tentative plans to see it in the future. Give it a shot, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.