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Skip to main contentWe offer movie reviews from a Christian perspective allowing you to make an informed decision prior to going to the theater. Our Christian movie reviews include your standard movie review information such as release date, rating, genre, run time, director, and actors, but they will also include "cautions" about language, profanity, alcohol, smoking, drug use, violence, crime, religion and morals. Everything Stacks Up Superbly in The Lego Movie DVD Release Date: June 17, 2014 Theatrical Release Date: February 7, 2014 Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor Run Time: 100 min. Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell The Lego Movie had signs of being a painful experience: it's based on a toy, and is being released in early February among the other duds that dot the wintry cinematic landscape. Would it play like a mercenary, feature-length commercial for Legos?
Would it try (and fail) to deliver a serious message? Would it be so frivolous that we never care about anyone or anything in the film? Even the trailer showed little promise.The Lego Movie turns out to be a rapid-fire laugh machine that allows adults to enjoy several of its jokes. The further good news is that the film doesn’t pat itself on the back or constantly wink at the audience. It’s too busy loading the next laugh. Our hero is Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt, Delivery Man), a construction worker Lego character who has a strict daily regimen based on written instructions. He does everything by the book, but he doesn't stand out in any way. Acquaintances refer to Emmet as a "blank slate" and a "nothing." That's about to change. A mystic Lego named Vitruvius pegs Emmet as the fulfillment of a prophecy—the one who will save his fellow Legos from the evil plotting of Lord Business (Will Ferrell, Anchorman 2). Key to victory is the Piece of Resistance, which will lead to victory in the fight against Lord Business and his chief agent, Bad Cop (Liam Neeson, The Nut Job).
Joining Emmet in his mission to save the Legos is WildStyle (Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games), who journeys with him through various Lego landscapes that include the Old West, Middle Zealand and Cloud Cuckoo Land (a happy place where all negative thoughts are suppressed—barely). The adventure will test Emmet, who, for once, has no instruction book to follow ("How does anyone know what not to do?" he exclaims in one worried moment). The Lego Movie isn't afraid to challenge our notions of who or what we might consider heroic (Batman doesn't come off too well), even as it offers its own lessons about thinking outside the box and the importance of having a plan. However, this is no "message movie." It's a joke engine that doesn't take itself seriously and which gambles on a surreal conclusion that pays off (other reviews may give away the surprise, but not this one. It's too good to spoil). The film's closing moments deliver a gentle, family-friendly lesson, while adding even more laughs.
Writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who also co-directed the film, are known for their earlier work on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and the film version of 21 Jump Street. They, along with visual effects pioneers Animal Logic, have created a busy, impressive, colorful Lego world that feels simultaneously like a throwback to a pre-video game era as well as an advance in film animation. It's all rather shocking—a wildly inventive, highly enjoyable and thoroughly entertaining family film when we least expect it. Whether you're a kid who plays with Legos or an adult with fond memories of doing so as a child—or someone who just wants a clean flick with genuine laughs—The Lego Movie is a lot of fun. Drinking/Smoking: Lego figures discuss going to the bar after workWildStyle tells Emmet she has a boyfriend, so he shouldn’t “get any ideas”; Legos Xerox their backsides Violence/Crime: Cartoon-like violence, including a character who kicks another off a ledge, a plan to end the world;
characters taken to a melting chamber; a vehicle engulfed in flames; a cop throws a huge metal cylinder at a fleeing suspect; a vehicle crashes into a train; a Lego is decapitated Religion/Morals/Marriage: A prophecy about a Lego who would save society; Emmet is said to have had a vision; characters contemplate meeting someone called "the Man Upstairs" Publication date: February 7, 2014Are you taking your kids to see the movie Hidden Figures? Check out Raymond Johnson’s blog post for references and teaching ideas: If you know of any other resources, please share in the comments below. And as I find new goodies, I’ll add them to the list here: Before computers were machines, computers were people who computed things. This complicated task often fell to women because it was considered basically clerical. That’s right: computing triple integrals all day long qualified as clerical. Hidden Figures Movie Review Want to help your kids learn math? Claim your free 24-page problem-solving booklet, and you’ll be among the first to hear about new books, revisions, and sales or other promotions.
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Guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. In The LEGO Movie Videogame you will be able to collect and use LEGO instruction pages to build construction sets or harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations along the way. With more than 90 characters inspired by the film and 15 exciting levels, you can build and adventure like never before. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Xbox 360) Lego Movie: The Videogame Classics (Xbox 360) LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360) LEGO Jurassic World (Xbox 360) See all 335 customer reviews Miss J D CLARK See all 335 customer reviews (newest first) this game better than thought it would be my kids love it and turned up before due to faulty did not work Excellent game, my son was thrilled to receive this for Christmas. The item was as described and was received very quickly.