The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie: A satire on popular culture, super heroes and classic tales, this super rich animation will dazzle you with its detail and very fine story telling. Our most beloved lego toy is transformed into an intricate world with a very ‘sticky’ problem. How the characters (who have superb voice over) navigate through their predicament, is unique and entertaining.

Kids may enjoy the visuals, but the underlying philosophy and the way it is communicated may not be straight forward for them to digest or decode. Either way, it’s a treat for children and adults, with the multi-talented voices of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Jonah Hill, Dave Franco, Channing Tatum, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman and Liam Neeson.

Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street) present a superior quality of grown up humour combined with intelligent animation.

You are in for a laughter fix.

3.5/5

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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 (2013):

Judi Barrett’s book ‘Cloudy with a chance of meatballs’ should have been left as a single film. This sequel which takes the ‘weather food’ predicament a step further did not entertain.

The ‘foodimals’ are unique and interesting to watch, but the antagonist and his motive don’t work even on an animated level. Many scenes from the film remind you of ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Avatar’, but nothing saves the film.

This is a rich animated product which lacks the magic, awe and connection with the audience.

1.5/5