GOD I LOVE THIS FILM – EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!! I reviewed this back in April and am watching it again tonight on Blu Ray – but thanks to our friends at Roadshow Entertainment we have 5X copies to giveaway on Blu Ray (woot to that). This is one you want to watch over and over and over again – so much humour you will pick up on multiple viewings 🙂 Find out below, after the review, how to win a copy!
REVIEW FROM APRIL:
THE LEGO MOVIE – the new film phenomenon that is going to destroy the box office the world over is finally out, very bloody late in Australia I might gripe, but it was worth the wait – I could have waited for eternity to finally see this epic epic sublimely superb piece of film that can only be described in one very fitting word (besides the 17 used so far :)) – AWESOME. THE LEGO MOVIE is out now, is rated PG and runs for an awesome 101mins. We got special awesome treatment for this one, invites to the Australian premiere, the best 3D glasses ever and I now have an Emmett keyring and fond memories of a superb day at Event Cinemas Bondi (best popcorn in Sydney).
I do not know where to begin in explaining THE LEGO MOVIE. It is like you are a child again, but also still an adult, and you have the hugest box of Lego ever and one killer imagination. If I view it from an adult’s perspective, getting really really stoned and finding that same box of Lego and just getting lost in the world of hysterical imagination. The film follows Emmet Brickowoski, a generic, normal, boring piece of Lego who is happy with life, nothing phases this guy, like ever. Through circumstance he becomes “the special” and the normal , generic, boring piece of Lego no kid would probably ever want bought has to save the world from the evil Man Upstairs aka Lord Business aka President Business. It is about how everyone can be special and the way the film is told is a masterpiece effort.
We got to attend the premiere and have the most amazing time, in our cinema we watched with a large contingent of people from Animal Logic, who actually animated the film and we got to meet the head honcho from Lego and one of the directors from the film, Chris McKay, watching with these people in the cinema was an experience in itself and you could see the abundant pride and happiness they had for this awesome piece of work. This plays out in the film and in all the characters. It also highlights the film, in the words of the head of Lego (wish I could remember his name, sorry), as the greatest product placement in film of all time. You do know Lego is written on nearly everything Lego? And every detail in recreating these pieces is taken – there is not one thing overlooked and a huge trick on the audience, it could nearly pass as stop motion using real Lego, nay nay my fay friends, everything is digitally created using the best technology in the world for animation. It is just AWESOME!
Perhaps this is the new Toy Story but lose most of the serious bits, add abundant humour squared and then add not 20 characters but about 200. It is gold, it is endlessly filled with characters who the writers all gave their own story and personality that can only truly come from the minds of babes or, in this case, what I imagine were these four awesome guys, the writers, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, 1000 pizzas, 200 joints, 100 bottles of sugar soft drink and a free endless credit at the Lego shop. They make everything hilarious, then crazy and then freaking out of control, the cover it in endless action and have some of the most twisted humour I have seen on film in years – and for this I LOVE THEM ALL.
Not much needs to be said – everything in awesome!!
The cast is awesome –
Chris Pratt as Emmet Brickowski, Will Ferrell as Lord Business, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle/Lucy, Will Arnett as Batman, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, Alison Brie as Princess Unikitty, a unicornkittenhybrid, Charlie Day as Benny, a “1980-something space guy,” Liam Neeson as Bad Cop/Good Cop, Morgan Freeman as Vitruvius, Channing Tatum as Superman, a DC Comics superhero who is one of the Master Builders, Jonah Hill as Green Lantern and Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman.
So so hard to pick a favourite, but probably Princess Unikitty or Benny – they are both the most insane, sorry, mentally challenged, pieces on the Lego board. Batman will make you cry with laughter the most 🙂
In addition, there are so many cameos your head may explode. I do not want to explain them all as some of them are damned nice surprises.
This pop culture film is now a cult piece of colourful awesome. It is must see for everyone and has some superb themes about cooperation, stepping out of the norm, embracing the weird, creativity, embracing the inner child, having fun and most importantly never growing up. The film wins on every level and is already pre-ordered on BLU RAY – if you can a definite MUST in 3D and expect to leave in a happier mood than you entered. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!
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With special thanks to ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT to win one of the 5x BLU RAYs of THE LEGO MOVIE you need to either like and share this post on Facebook or retweet/ favourite it on Twitter, you then need to answer the following question.
Firstly, just an FYI on how to increase chances of winning a salty comp; commenting on the review generally holds you in better stead of winning as opposed to just comp sexing
WHAT IS THE BEST ANIMATION OF ALL TIME AND WHY? Mine would probably be The Lion King because it is just so epic, filled with abundant values and still blows my mind!
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Prizes will be awarded based on skill and selected purely on the thoughts of the judges, said judges being the Salty Kernels, more likely ME.
The prizes will be sent in the next week or two. Good luck! Oh, and minor housekeeping – huge apologies for overseas readers, this competition is only available to Australian residents.