All films are built brick by brick. In the case of The Lego Movie this is, of course, truer than ever.
Yes, there is a 3D animated film featuring Lego, and yes, it is fun. The brains behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs have taken the universally loved toys and built an unlikely adventure movie out of them. It’s not just the bricks; that would be pretty dull. The little people of Lego, including Batman and Superman and a Star Wars Lego set, carry the weight here.
Our hero is not a marquee name but humble Emmet (exuberantly voiced by Chris Pratt), a worker drone in a Lego world ruled by President Business (Will Ferrell). All the Lego people listen to the same music (“Everything Is Awesome” is the title of what appears to be the brain-dead national anthem), watch the same TV shows and are happy in their conformist world.