Why So Much Love For The Lego Movie?
The animated blockbuster earned more than $69 million on its opening weekend, helped by rave reviews from critics.By Matt Picht | February 9, 2014
So, "The LEGO Movie" came out this weekend, becoming the latest in a series of big-budget, action-packed films cashing on children's toys from the past. The difference? Apparently, this one's actually pretty good.
The animated film features an everyman LEGO worker who is accidentally swept up in a rebellion against the conformist dystopian LEGO society after being mistaken for a savior by a group of freedom fighters. (Via Warner Bros. / "The LEGO Movie")
There are silly jokes, and pop culture references, and in the end creativity and individuality triumph over conformity. Sounds like typical kids-movie schlock, right? Well, you'd be surprised.