The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
So yeah, it was pretty hilarious, and there was an impressive amount of celebrity voice acting in the movie which really added to this movie’s unique resume. I thought the animation was impressive, combining stop motion with real legos interspersed with CGI when actual animation was unfeasible. There were several live action scenes as well, providing a change of pace in the story and offering a new perspective on the actual scale of the Lego world and the characters within.
In summary, this is a difficult movie to review without revealing significant plot details, so I will keep it brief. The madcap action and seemingly random settings all end up making perfect sense in the end – the entire message of the movie is that we all have a ‘place’ in this world where we fit, but those spots are not permanent. We can change our own destiny and make something meaningful out of this hectic place we call Earth.