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Review: ‘The Lego Movie,’ tiny toys, huge laughs

February 6, 2014 • Entertainment


This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Bad Cop/Good Cop, voiced by Liam Neeson, left, and President Business, voiced by Will Ferrell, in a scene from “The Lego Movie.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Young and old fans alike know the joy of dumping a set of Legos on the floor and chucking that instruction manual. After all, throwing a portion of a helicopter on an incomplete racecar could produce the ultimate hybrid.

In “The Lego Movie,” the toy brand’s first theatrical feature (there have been previous straight-to-DVD movies and also video games), audiences are encouraged to wave off routine.

Lego doesn’t need a 3-D animated flick with a $60 million budget to drive sales, but it should expect a spike after this uproarious yet touching tale hits theaters.

When average construction worker Emmet (voiced by an endearing Chris Pratt) accidentally falls into a pit at his worksite, he is met by Login to read more

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