The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord/Christopher Miller, 2014)

July 28, 2014


Phil Lord and Chris Miller have made a name for themselves by transforming dubious prospects for film adaptations (21 and 22 Jump Street; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) into genuinely inspired, very funny plays on formula. The LEGO Movie is the poster child for their brand of cinematic mischief. The antithesis of the cutesy nostalgia of video game mashup Wreck-It Ralph, there’s a grand point being made with the film’s pop culture world-blending (see a pompous LEGO Batman meeting C-3PO, Milhouse and Abe Lincoln)…

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