The real hero of the story is Emmet played by Chris Pratt (love him). He lives in a world where everyone follows an instruction manual - sound familiar? Everyone listens to the same song (Everything Is Awesome), which by the way I am singing it now constantly in my head as my kids sing it while playing with their legos. They do all the same things, because it's what they thought they should be doing. There is one wise wizard (Morgan Freeman) who believes there is one "Master Builder" that will save the world from this conformity. A rebel (Elizabeth Banks) mistakenly identify's Emmet as that "Master Builder". All these characters are brought together in car chases, fights, sentimental moments and lots of laughs.
The movies brings all the legos together in one space, think of all your sets of legos - Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates, ponies all working together, interlocking, interchanging (god forbid). I heard once that there are...
1. You get a set, put it together and it becomes a show piece
2. You get a set, put it together, play with it, take it apart, put it back together again
3. You don't get sets but just pieces, you build your own creations using just your imagination
I was (because we didn't have sets back then) and my children are today in that 3rd category. We have a ton of legos and they build their own ships, houses, castles, cities etc.. We bought the sets and they (me) put them together and then they break apart, they get pissed and take the whole thing apart and build something completely new. Ok, getting back to the movie.....
So take the kids to see The LEGO Movie, totally worth every piece of popcorn. Just maybe...Afterwards, you may find yourself sitting on the floor with your kiddos exploring, creating and becoming the "Master Builder" that you always wanted to be.
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