The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie (2014)

written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller

Lego Movie (Screengrab)With a clever script by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (which made the visually striking Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 2009), The Lego Movie moves along efficiently, much like a Lego action figure itself. Big-name actors like Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman have a grand old time voicing the animated characters, and there are several inspired kaleidoscopic moments, such as a walk through Cloud Cuckoo Land. But damn if I didn’t get exhausted from the fast-and-furious editing and confusing action sequences. And did we really need a live-action climax with Will Ferrell? Maybe I’m getting old. At least Lego Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) is around to liven things up:I only use black.. and sometimes dark shades of gray.” 

Rating: **

Carlos I. Cuevas

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