Growing up, admittedly, I was never much of a Lego fan, I was more of a ruin the house with play-doh and paint kinda child! Lego has been bringing joy into people’s lives since the Danish toy giant invented them in 1949 and it’s been passed from generation to generation and I just knew that the film wouldn’t disappoint. It’s the first big-budget Lego movie since the company was formed, and it was made over five years from the “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” dynamic duo  writers–directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The film spoils us with an A-list cast and it unashamedly uses this as a platform to make sure people remember  Lego is still at the forefront of world domination. The movie follows Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt), an everyday guy, who’s nothing “special” but is happy with his life which seems to be one whole Groundhog Day. Each day he wakes up, reads his instruction manual and his day is set strict from there. Eat breakfast by himself.  Buy a ridiculously expensive coffee. Smile and wave to neighbours. Parallel parking at work.  Sing the annoyingly catchy “Everything is Awesome” song with his fellow work minions who repeatedly ignore his existence. Then he clocks off at six sharp, goes home and watches everybody’s favourite show, “Where Are My Pants?” on TV and laughs at the same jokes. Life is structured and no one appears to have any individuality – but Emmet is content and never questions the status quo. Life as he knows it becomes hazy when he accidentally meets the witty and rebellious Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), who mistakes him for ‘The Special’ – the prophesied saviour of the Master Builders, who is predicted to find the ‘piece of resistance’ and save their world from being obliterated by President Business’s fearsome weapon, ‘The Kragle’. However to become their worlds saviour he needs to ditch the instruction manual by which he religiously lives his life. Not only is the plot beautifully constructed for all Lego geeks around the world but the script is also carefully assembled to include plenty of gags and references for older audience members. Children will love this film everywhere but dare I say the film will be appreciated much more through adult eyes. The cast is absolutely superb, in fact I think one of the main reasons why it was such a box-office success is down to… View Post