Written February 18, 2014
I waited a long time to take my autistic song to the movies, he enjoys the Play Station Lego games so I thought he would like this. I showed him the trailer and he gave it the nod of approval. However, it was too intense for him and he asked to leave within a half hour. I teach young children and I was surprised how violent this movie was. Violence is still violence no matter how tiny the toys are. The evil implied and the intensity if the action in terms of the violence is a real concern in regards to the impact it has on young growing minds. No surprise that we wonder where the increase in violence comes from in our society, and that children are shooting each other? This movie was full of destruction and shooting, repeatedly. I was truly disappointed. Why can't a creative, innovative movie be made without this level of destruction and mayhem? This is not imagination, this is a commercial bailout. Thumbs down to Warner brothers and Legos.
Written February 21, 2014
I didn't find this to be entertaining at all. The few incidents of humor were overshadowed by a tired storyline with visuals to make anyone with ADHD a happy camper. The production seemed to be a mix of stop motion and CGI throughout with a touch of live action at the end. The film seemed more like a catalog of encapsulated Marvel/WB/Disney franchises aimed at youngsters and their parents for a payoff at the big box toy store.
Written February 10, 2014
The children did not laugh or shown amazement while watching the movie at the 1:30 session at a Manhattan theater, on Sun. Feb 9. I would not recommend the movie for 8 year-old children or younger.
The two main characters face armed villains, explosions and near death situations, in a fast paced narrative with frequent insertions of different Lego themes.
Te movie's good central idea that "children should be free to play Lego freely" is sadly overshadowed by the use of extreme viollence to achieve that goal.
Other negative, is that a lot of jokes are aimed at adults.
Written February 07, 2014
For the most part, this movie was hilarious. A lot of current pop culture jokes, which can get kinda stale, but a lot of the voice acting is hilarious.
I saw this movie because I find Chris Pratt hilarious, but Morgan Freeman was the real star.
The Disney-esque parts of the movie (last 1/3rd) were kinda nauseating, but tolerable.
Great film for family and adults. I highly recommend it.
Written February 09, 2014
My review will be short, because this movie was superlative. Do you know how a good Bugs Bunny cartoon is funny on three different layers? Young kids, Teens, and Adults all dig it.
This movie has appeal across the spectrum, and is just masterful.
Good work, Jump Street crew.