THE LEGO MOVIE – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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I’m hearing, across the Net, a lot of fanboy orgasming over The Lego Movie, and I can’t get that excited here. I can’t quite say that Lord and Miller — and their cowriters, Dan and Kevin Hageman — managed to squeeze an “original” story out of some plastic bricks, because this is basically Toy Story meets The Matrix, with a bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Idiocracy tossed in for flavor. True, it’s kind of amazing that anyone could get all those influences to play nicely in one story and still keep it coherent — even significant — but you’ve seen this all before. Just not done with Legos. And The Lego Movie is some extraordinary eye candy, created from (apparently) actual Legos, for the most part, and animated using them. Read more>>

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