Excerpt: Cuatro años después de “Lluvia de albóndigas”, Phil Lord y Chris Miller proponen otra locura animada divertidísima, caótica y con un brutal nivel técnico. Y choca su abrazo a un palco adulto, por encima incluso de su universalidad.
Excerpt: After the most uninspired year for American animated features in recent memory, 2014 starts off promisingly with writer/directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller’s stylish, inventive and funny ode to the world of Lego…
Excerpt: The key to what makes the film work as more than just cross-promotion is that co-writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have not just made a film using Lego, but a film about Lego. They understand that the appeal of those simple blocks, the thing that has kept generations of children playing with them, is that they allow for boundless creativity.
Excerpt: THE LEGO MOVIE still aims for both kids and their parents, but doesn’t appear to make any concessions in its quest to win both over. That’s a major achievement for a movie that, from the outset, looks like a thinly veiled attempt to simply promote a toy.
Excerpt: There are rapid fire bullets, frantic chases, and flying machines – all rendered in a kaleidoscopic spectacle bursting with colors. Sometimes it’s so chaotic it verges on distracting, but it’s impressive as well.
Excerpt: For different reasons, “The LEGO Movie” works on a deeper level for both kids and adults, embracing the power of imagination and creating a rewarding emotional center that parents will most likely appreciate the most. Basically, everything is awesome!
Excerpt: What ostensibly is a commercial ploy to sell toys, The Lego Movie also attempts to sell a story that is antithetical to its mere existence, at least superficially. The film is a study in contrasts that straddles the line between crass commercialism and creative independence.