Movies Coming to Blu Ray 2014
"It's like everything I see in my head when I play with LEGOs!!!"
Reviews don't get much better than that. No critical flourish required. Not that it's my review. Those were my son's words, whispered in hushed awe and wide-eyed wonder as the credits rolled on our first viewing of The LEGO Movie. He could hardly contain his excitement. Me? I... *ahem* was having troubles of my own. Trapped in a state of complete and total reversion, I was suddenly nine all over again. Had you spotted me in the theater, sitting there with a dopey grin framing every pure, unabashed laugh let loose between breaths, you would have wondered, "what's wrong with that guy?" But all my mind could do was embrace the sentiment my son would articulate by film's end. It's like everything I used to see in my head when I played with LEGOs!!! More than the best animated film of 2014 (thus far), is more clever and complex than it might first appear, channeling both the essence of boundless creativity and the reaches of a child's mind for 102 delightfully surprising, wildly inventive minutes. Beautifully animated and brilliantly conceived, it isn't the feature-length toy commercial or product of calculated marketing some feared it might be. Not even remotely. It does what few other films before it have managed to do: tap into the most fundamental mechanics of childhood - the joy, enthusiasm, fears, insecurities and dreams - and construct a fully realized, intricately layered landscape of the imagination.
Meet Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt), a cheerful but dim-witted city worker so painfully average he isn't even the everyman of his own life. His closest friends barely remember him when he walks away, and he doesn't have any notable action features, hobbies, props or, really, anything that might set him apart from the masses. That all changes, though, when a chance encounter with a young Master Builder named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) lands him in a deep cavern where he becomes bonded to the fabled Piece of Resistance, a mysterious red block an ancient prophecy says will be found by a savior called "The Special." Arrested by corrupt policeman Bad Cop (Liam Neeson), Emmet quickly learns he's no longer the law-abiding nobody he once was; he's inadvertently become a dangerous rebel who holds the key to saving the world. Soon the fledgling messiah is swept up in an adventure that pits the finest imaginations of the LEGO kingdoms - Wyldstyle, wizened sage Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Batman (Will Arnett), cyborg-pirate Metal Beard (Nick Offerman), 1980s space guy Benny (Charlie Day) and colorful hybrid Unikitty (Alison Brie) - against the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell), a wealthy megalomaniac who plans to use a super-weapon dubbed The Kragle to super-glue every citizen and structure in the place and form he deems appropriate.
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Blu-ray features HD video and audio as well as interactive features and offers up to 50GB. They are Scratch free.