Saturday, May 10, 2014
2008 - The Lego Movie
This has quickly become one of my son's favorite films, and he has been dying to re-visit it since we watched it way back when. He's counting down the days till it becomes available on DVD. The best part about watching it this time was how he got excited as certain things approached. Watching films with nerdy excitable kids is one of my new favorite things.
I don't love the first act of this film, though in retrospect it's a perfect set-up for everything that follows. Once we're moving along though this film is a rocket - and it's got one of the best third acts I've seen in recent years, and potentially ever in a family film.
Feel free to check out my previous review of this. This film has it all - a fun story, great characters, lots of laughs - but most of all it's a conversation piece, and has been between my son and I. Is it also a blatant commercial for toys? Maybe a tinge - but it's a great goddamn toy!