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.

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