Casabloga: The LEGO Movie

I just finished watching this movie. Literally the credits are rolling right now as I type this. I’m a little late watching this one. Not because I didn’t want to. I’ve been wanting to since it was announced. I love the LEGO video games, so I could only imagine how much I’d love a movie. The movie and I just never crossed paths until tonight.

I’ll say right now that this has to have been the funniest movie I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t remember the last time I’ve laughed so much. From the beginning to the end, I think the longest I went without laughing was thirty seconds, and only because it was a serious moment. Which, as you can see, doesn’t last long.

And that’s why I loved this movie so much. It never takes itself too seriously, often making fun of itself for our entertainment. This easily could have been a “quick buck” movie to keep LEGO relevant, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the it featured a full cast of characters, not just random, genetic LEGOmen.

The characters, both animated and live-action, are so interesting that I’d actually want to see a sequel. Or even a series of short films. Especially the live-action. Will Ferrell and son. What’s their story? It’s kind of implied, but you know audiences these days have to have every detail. Pretty much the only thing I don’t like about it is that it just ends. No epilogue or anything. Which adds to me wanting a sequel. What happens next? Well, the movie did very well, so hopefully someday soon we’ll find out.


About Trevor Boot

I’ve been officially writing since 2004, when I was 15, but I started writing for fun now and then in 2001, when I was 12. I mostly wrote short stories and poems, but then in 2008, I wrote my first novel, titled Xangsburgh. Before this, my writing never really had any direction. I would just write independent stories that had no connection with each other, so I always had to start over from scratch. With Xangsburgh, I had a fictional city I could base all my stories in, with the stories building on each other. For me, that made writing easier, because now I don’t have to start from scratch every time. I could use Sheriff Brock without having to introduce him every time. In 2011, I realized I really enjoyed taking pictures. Several of my friends would comment that my pictures were near-professional quality. So on top of my writing, I’m also an amateur photographer. In 2014, I published Xangsburgh, as well as a photo book with some of my favourite photos I have taken, and a book of poems I’ve written between 2001 and 2013.
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