‘The LEGO Movie’ is a Real Blockbuster, Say Critics [Video]

‘The LEGO Movie’ is a clever, vivid, funny picture about plastic bricks.

The first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure, “The LEGO Movie”, has just hit American theatres, getting mostly positive reviews by both critics and common cinema-goers.

Thus, for example, Bill Zweckler of Chicago Sun Times wrote of the picture: “I loved this film and was happily entertained from start to finish. Of course, the Lego-crazed kids across America and around the world will love it, but like all really smart animated films, it promises a great time as well for the adults taking youngsters to see it.”

He went on, adding: “The visuals are spectacular, the 3D technology is artfully used and the story is jam-packed with so many funny lines, it’s hard to catch all the jokes that are delivered in rapid-fire succession — constantly tweaking many popular culture icons. The night I watched the film, the audience was laughing so much, I know I missed hearing a number of zippy zingers.”

His colleague, Liam Lacey of Globe and Mail agreed: “A movie that’s fast-paced and silly with enough throwaway clever in-jokes for their accompanying adults to justify a second viewing.”

“No doubt, there is an uncomfortable number of logos being marketed to kids in the The Lego Movie, along with the obvious one that’s in the title, but the film as a whole is very much in the spirit of Cloud Cuckooland: It’s a place where the use of X-Acto blades and Krazy Glue breaks the rules but almost everything else goes,” he concluded.

Top-critic Jogn Hanlon also like Phil Lord’s movie, as he says of it: “Rounding out the cast of characters are an eclectic group of supporting players that bring spontaneity and freshness to the action. From the witty prophet Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) to a cameo by the wise Abraham Lincoln (Will Forte) to an appearance by the unloved Green Lantern (Jonah Hill), the supporting players all add a layer of ingenuity to the picture.”

“An endlessly creative cinematic creation, this brilliant animated film exceeds all tired expectations and delivers the first fantastic movie of 2014.”

Matthew Razak of Examiner advised to go to theaters and enjoy the movie: “Round the kids up (or don’t), plop yourself down in a theater (no need to pay extra for 3D) and get ready to remember how great it was to open a box of random LEGO parts and find the world was just full of blocky possibilities of where to go next.”

However, there’re critics who haven’t understood “The LEGO Movie”. And TV Guide’s Movie Guide‘s Perry Seibert is one of them, as he writes: “The LEGO Movie amounts to little more than an exercise in overstimulation that exists primarily so children will get their parents to buy them more of the titular toy.”

“Chris Pratt is a talented comedic actor, and Lord and Miller were responsible for the funny and charming remake of “21 Jump Street”. They’ve proven in the past that they are much better than what they’ve come up with here: a very long advertisement that feels like it was directed by a 4-year-old with ADHD,” the expert described the directors’ work.

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