“Everything is Awesome” in The Lego Movie

Fans of the video games, movies, television programs, and classic brick building toys walked into “The Lego Movie” with high expectations. Teaser trailers released introduced you to the cast of characters. Our hero, Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt), teams up with the wise man Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), the rebellious Wildstyle (Elizabeth Banks), and Batman (Will Arnett) against the evil Lord Business (Will Farrell) and the sinister Bad Cop (Liam Neeson.)

Lord Business bursts into the opening scene, setting the tone for the entire film. By obtaining the secret weapon known as the Kragl, he intends to freeze the Lego universe, putting an end to the chaotic work and construction of all free Lego Builders.

Years later, we find Emmet alone in his apartment. He is the most ordinary Lego person in the history of Lego people. He follows his instructions to the letter, from the time he wakes up to the final whistle at the end of his work day as a Lego construction worker. His favorite song is the number one pop song; his favorite t.v. show is the number one sitcom. Nothing seems special about him until a chance run in with Wildstyle exposes him to the piece of resistance and makes him the most special, extraordinary, and important person in the whole universe.

From that point, his entire life is turned upside down as he is pursued through the Lego world by Bad Cop’s and Lord Business’ horde of evil robot minions. But Emmet is not alone in his fight against tyranny, and he soon finds himself in the presence of other Master Builders such as Abraham Lincoln, William Shakespeare, Superman, Gandalf the Grey, Unikitty (a unicorn kitten voiced by Allison Brie), a metal bearded pirate named Metal Beard, Michelangelo (the ninja turle), and countless other legendary heroes as they wage a final desperate war to save the Lego realm from the terrible Lord Business and the Kragl.

The ordinary, average, instruction-following Emmet struggles to bring something useful to the team of legendary builders and faces his inner demons of self-doubt as he finds himself going where no Lego has gone before.

Can the average, two inch tall joe find the courage to save the day?

Find out. “The Lego Movie” delivers on laughs, satire, humor, and even a little romance. Boasting the most star studded cast since “Pulp Fiction,” “The Lego Movie” is easily one of the most entertaining movies of the year– and without a doubt, the best film starring toys since “Toy Story.”