The team that gave us Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street has made another animated movie full of laughs but also with a deep message. With a current score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Lego Movie has been called the best movie of this year so far , and it’s worthy of the title.

The plot revolves around Emmet (Chris Pratt), a construction worker in a world made of Lego blocks whose life follows a regular routine, much like every other citizen. However, Emmet lacks a strong social circle and yearns to be seen as special and outstanding. This changes when he accidentally finds the Piece of Resistance and runs into Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), who claims that Emmet is “the Special”  who will save the world from total destruction and defeat by Lord Business (Will Ferrell). This prophesy proves false when Emmet is later found to be a regular minifig in the Lego world and has to be trained by the wizard Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) to find his special talent. The star-studded voice cast also includes Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Charlie Day.

The film takes a very amusing approach to each of its characters. For example, it offers a satirical spin on Batman (Will Arnett) and also spoofs classic movie interrogation scenes with good cop/bad cop routines.

The script is witty and uses pop culture references entertainingly. The score and the quality of its animation are also commendable.

The Lego Movie has just enough humour and sentimental elements to leave audiences of all ages satisfied. If you’re looking for a quick stress-buster and enjoy a good laugh, pick up your 3D glasses and go see it. MMMM½

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