The LEGO Movie

Out Now On-Demand

The story of a nobody who saved everybody.

The directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and TV's Robot Chicken bring LEGO to life in this stop-motion-simulating adventure. Emmet (Chris Pratt) - a run of the mill, follow-the-rules, decidedly average little LEGO man - is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person ever and the key to saving the world from the evil President Business (Will Ferrell).

Emmet spends his days as one of many construction workers living repetitive, orderly lives under the reign of President Business, a crazed dictator masquerading as a benevolent ruler. When he unintentionally beats captivating stranger Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) to a mysterious object, Emmet is identified as "The Special", prophesied to defeat the evil plans of Business and his right-hand man Bad Cop/Good Cop (Liam Neeson). Drafted into a fellowship of heroes by a powerful wizard (Morgan Freeman), Emmet teams up with Wyldstyle and Batman (Will Arnett) to save the LEGO universe. Along the way they'll also encounter Green Lantern, Superman, a pirate, a (usually) cute kitty, Star Wars characters, a mystical realm known as Middle Zealand and much more.

The Danish-made plastic toys have had many spin-offs including a number of movies, though this is their first major movie release into cinemas. Animation duties were carried out by Australia's Animal Logic studio (Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole).

A five star film is often perceived as either ‘an emotionally crippling experience’ or ‘cinema on the brink of revolutionary’. While The LEGO Movie certainly isn’t an intense psychoanalytical musing on the human condition (thank God), it is an animated family film so joyously creative, so continuously hilarious and so hyper-aware of what it means to play with LEGO that future product-based movies of its ilk should use it as a template. If that’s not a cinematic revolution, it’s definitely dancing on the brink of it.

Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) focus their signature wit through the comedy styling of Robot Chicken’s animation director Chris McKay, creating perfectly timed chuckles that get the most out of limited – but no less visually gorgeous – stop-mo LEGO movement. From Chris Pratt’s Emmet stretching his back in the morning at a 90 degree angle to Liam Neeson’s Bad Cop trying to make sarcastic quotation marks with his claw hands, the giggle-inducing gags will infect humans of any age with their zany sense of humour.

The premise, with its “prophecy” that calls on “the special one” to “save the world” while trying to “win the girl” in the process, may seem very derived and conventional. And it is, but for all the right reasons – reasons that become resoundingly clear in the third act. It’s an ingenious wrap-up with the kind of take-home message that – much like Toy Story 3 before it – should send many kids and adults running back to their toy chest.

New York Times

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Parents will dab their eyes while the kids roll theirs.

Empire (UK)

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A film that's insane, witty, uneven and almost certain to delight anyone who's ever laid hands on Lego.

Hollywood Reporter

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A full-throttle, giddily inventive, all-ages joyride that buoyantly boosts the bar for 3D computer-animated movies.

Total Film (UK)

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Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed... far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you'll be grinning throughout.

Time Out New York

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The script is witty, the satire surprisingly pointed, and the animation tactile and imaginative.

Variety (USA)

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Irreverently deconstructs the state of the modern blockbuster...

At The Movies (Australia)

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This is an original and delightful film, perhaps the best animated feature since the last Toy Story...

Sydney Morning Herald

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The directors seem so spooked by fears of their young audience's short attention span that some of their best touches go by in a blur.

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Fun for the whole family with brilliant animation and a really fun story. Everything is awesome!


Lego!!!

Family Movie - recommended for all age groups and adults. Really enjoyed it - nice & fresh movie. Funny as. Lego Rocks.


More Fun than Standing on Lego

Fun, fresh and fast. Just how we like it. The Lego Movie was billed as a family movie and I think it spoke to the 5 year old's in all of us. If you havn't already, pull up a pew and give it a watch.

A well trained 3/5 from me.

PS. Just a little heads up for the likes of @SHAZZAROONY and @THE_CHIHUAHUA... As a family movie, The Lego Movie was targeted to children (including 5 & 8 yr old's) of all ages. As such your comments, although delivered in derogatory negative tones can in fact be taken as factual positives.

@THE_CHIHUAHUA if you are looking for a life refund you need to be a cat...not a dog.

Sit! Sit! Goood dog.


Everything is awesome

Everything is good when you watch The LEGO movie


Another Will Ferrell hit

Cute, silly, OTT and funny.

Lego makes it family fun for everyone.

Warners mixes it up with DC comics and makes a new superhero.


Just LEG-IT-GO

If you love one liners and aged 8, then this movie is for you. It's as inspiring as watching Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules! I want a life-refund.


Looks amazing... storyline is -.-

The visual effects are absolutely outstanding, but the storyline however is a completely different story. It is really jumpy and random, however in saying so there are many hilarious moments that make anyone laugh out loud in hysteria. Overall I would not personally recommended it as it is one of those films that you rent for a cheap price instead of going to a cinema as it is not worth spending all that money for a flustered movie.


Lego Sucks!!

This is the worst movie I've seen in a long time! Very predictable and it just wasn't funny...very disappointing! A 5 year old could of come up with a better storyline and more wit. The first movie in a long long time I wish I'd walked out of. I want my life back. :-O


Colourful Lego

The story is about being free to use your imagination rather than just following the instructions.It is a light movie aimed solely for Lego builders or the young.Their are a few twists in the story with some entertaining characters.


The Lego Movie

Energetic, imaginative, and hilarious. Everything in The Lego Movie is awesome. Phil Lord & Christopher Miller have created one of the smartest animated films since Toy Story 3. Emmett, voiced by Chris Pratt, is just an ordinary, generic Lego construction worker. But one day, Emmett is told that he is the most important Lego in the universe and is destined to lead the Lego master builders, an alliance of powerful Legos and save the world. From there, Emmett goes on a crazy adventure with Lucy, the girl Emmett falls in love immediately, the wizard Vitruvius, Unikitty and Batman, involving cowboys, robots, and a bipolar cop. The Lego Movie has an amazing voice acting cast featuring Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Charlie Day, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Dave Franco and Will Ferrell. I was impressive by how detailed the animation is. It's hard to tell that this movie was computer generated and not stop-motion. The 3D is top-notch and well worth the extra money. Stuffed with wit, humour and pop culture references. The Lego Movie is smart, funny and surprisingly profound. I feel like playing with Lego again.