Watch The Lego Movie Online The odds of walking out of The Lego Movie and not having the chirpy refrain "everything is awesome!" permanently embedded in your brain are slim to none. But y'know what? It's a small price to pay for this genuinely funny and surprisingly non-commercial animated adventure, built out of our love for these timeless, nubbly bricks.
Watch The Lego Movie Online In theatres Friday, The Lego Movie is the tale of eager-to-please everyman Emmet (Chris Pratt), a construction worker whose job is to tear down Lego buildings deemed too weird or wacky, and rebuild them according to the proper instructions.
Watch The Lego Movie Online When Emmet stumbles upon the mysterious Piece of Resistance, an artifact capable of defeating the shadowy Lord Business (Will Ferrell), he falls in league with the punky rebel Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), the blind wizard Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and a hilariously egotistical Batman (Will Arnett) on a quest to save the world.
Watch The Lego Movie Online Directed and co-written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the comic geniuses behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie is the kind of fine-tuned family-friendly flick that serves two audiences simultaneously, with a non-stop firehose of eye candy for the kids and lots of sharp wit and subtle parody for the grownups.
Watch The Lego Movie Online In fact, The Lego Movie has something to say about the perils of conformity. The message for young'uns is simple and familiar: believe in yourself and be creative. For adults, it's a little darker: is your regimented,
government-surveilled, sitcom-watching existence really what you want out of life? Or is it time to disassemble the pieces and build something better?
Watch The Lego Movie Online But even if you don't dig that deeply into this pile of plastic bricks, the movie is a joyous blend of frenetic action and gentle humour, with a stellar voice cast that includes Alison Brie as the sweet but bottled-up Unikitty, Nick Offerman as the gruff pirate Metal Beard and Liam Neeson as Good Cop/Bad Cop, who relentlessly pursues the heroes across various Lego realms.
Watch The Lego Movie Online And like the Toy Story series and Wreck-It Ralph before it, part of the fun comes from seeing familiar but wildly disparate characters drawn together in one story, whether it's Dumbledore and Gandalf having wizardly arguments or Superman and Shaquille O'Neal teaming up to build contraptions. (There's one cameo in particular that's not revealed in the movie's trailers because it's too good to spoil. It ends with a giant slug getting a tasty meal. You'll know it when you see it.)
Watch The Lego Movie Online While not every joke quite hits its mark, the movie's only real flaw is a jarring shift towards the end that tries to connect the Lego world to our own reality. It's a clever idea, but it's done in a way that ends up derailing the pace of the movie right at its climax.
Watch The Lego Movie Full Movie Still, this is also where the movie's message is driven home a final time, and it's a message worth receiving: follow your heart, think outside the box and dare to throw away the instructions once in a while. And everything will be awesome.