“The Lego Movie”

USI Shield Staff

Time to gather up your perfected or mismatched Lego creations and snap into the action packed box office hit “The Lego Movie.” It’s fun for master builders of all ages.

Set in the eye-popping universe of Legos, Emett Brickowoski (Chris Pratt) is an ordinary guy mistaken for the “extraordinary man” prophesized to save the universe from President Business (Will Ferrell) and his evil plan to micromanage everything to perfection.

With the help of Batman (Will Arnett), Wildstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Unikitty (Alison Brie), and the rest of the cast of heroes, Emmet discovers “The Special” in everyone.

I was excited to see this movie because I am a huge fan of stop-animation movies like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and when I was a young lad mismatching Lego faces was a hobby of mine.

This imaginative hybrid computer generated -stop animation showcases each individual Lego piece, giving off the illusion that the viewer has encountered their young self and stepped into the Lego world. Using nothing but Legos for their wildly creative scenes set in natural environments keeps the eyes busy and the nostalgia on notch 11.

“The Lego Movie” is the 2014 animated movie you don’t want to miss. It has all the laughs, nostalgia, life hacks and talent to make for a classic children’s film that everyone should enjoy.

Yes, if you were an unfortunate soul that didn’t play with Lego’s yellow-faced miniatures, there is place for you in the Lego world full of Emmets and Metal Beards because “Everything is awesome when you work as a team.”