Everything is awesome – ‘The Lego Movie’ review

Eric Flores, Staff Writer

A new type of movie hit theatres this spring. The directors of 21 Jump Street made a movie with finesse and morals using light-hearted comedy and the talents of actors such as Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, and Jonah Hill. “The Lego Movie” came to theaters Feb. 7 and became an instant hit. I was surprised by how much of an impact this movie had on me.

The simplicity of the world-renowned toy bricks are used to portray the story of an ordinary worker who was never seen as anything important. His life takes a turn when, out of nowhere, he is thrown into a battle between good and evil.

On his quest he is burdened with a great weight. Luckily, he is assisted by a kind of people called the master builders. With their skills at building, master builders such as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Rocket Man, Vitruvius, and a girl named Lucy can create great creations out of anything around them. As a prophecy, “the special” will find the piece of resistance and stop the ruler; Mr. Business. In the end, it is an inspiring tale of not losing your imagination and working to make life worth living.

I was truly excited to see that these types of messages can be appealing to both adults and children.

As we get older, it is easy to be set on moving forward in the world. Childish imagination is thrown aside – just another useless memory. It is not until you have an imprinting moment that it hits you; imagination is a way to escape into another world. I wish I took my younger relatives to see a movie of such design. “The Lego Movi” is the “Land Before Time” of the next generation.