The LEGO Movie
Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Writers: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated PG | 100 Minutes
Release Date: January 7, 2013
“A LEGO movie? Really?” Yes, really. Why? Because children spend an estimated five billion hours a year playing with those colorful plastic bricks.
In fact, seven LEGO sets are sold by retailers every second around the world and more than 560 billion LEGO pieces have been produced since the company began manufacturing the interlocking toy bricks in 1949.
Artists have used LEGO bricks to create artwork for decades, so why not give filmmakers and visual effects artists the chance to play with the popular building blocks and create their own stories?
Written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), The LEGO Movie stars Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) as Emmet, an ordinary mini-figure who is mistaken for the Special – a Master Builder destined to save the LEGO universe.
With the help of a wizard named Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), a punk rock builder named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett), and a robo-pirate named Metalbeard (Nick Offerman), Emmet throws the instructions away and discovers the power of imagination to defeat the evil tyrant Lord Business (Will Ferrell), who is heck-bent on destroying the LEGO universe on “Taco Tuesday” and rebuilding it as he sees fit.
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