To the surprise of many, The Lego Movie took over the box office its opening weekend, February 7 through February 9. The movie earned a whopping $69,050,279 as well as the applause from moviegoers around the world.
The Lego Movie, filmed entirely with Lego toys (and the help of CGI), follows the exciting adventure of Emmett (voiced by Chris Pratt), a cheerful and happy-go-lucky construction worker. Emmett’s Lego world is a happy one – one where everyone knows each other and everything is willingly done by the rules.
His strict, regulated lifestyle is soon flipped upside down when he unknowingly fulfills a prophecy claiming that he is the most extraordinary person and must save the world from President Business (voiced by Will Ferrell.) Also featuring voices from Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and Morgan Freeman, The Lego Movie delivered much more than expected.
Going into The Lego Movie, I had pretty low expectations. For months, I’d seen many trailers and commercials for the movie. This gave me an impression that because it was so over-advertised, it was ultimately going to flop and leave audiences wishing they’d stayed home. Fortunately, throughout the course of the movie, I was proven wrong.
The Lego Movie is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. The movie packed a lot of humor and meaning, and was even able to surprise audiences with a bit of a plot twist ending. The movie also had a great message, one that is applicable to audiences of all ages: anything is possible when you believe in yourself.
With a fitting all-star voice cast, visually stunning imagery, and a fantastic life message, The Lego Movie is definitely a movie worth seeing, no matter how old you are.