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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lilly Faye's Movie Review: The Lego Movie, voiced by Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, and Liam Neeson, with an appearance by Will Farrell

Dear Readers,

My blog intern Dizzie and I watched The Lego Movie, a socially relevant and culturally important animated film, over the holiday weekend.

Dizzie: It was the perfect Labor Day movie!

Lilly Faye: It sure was, Diz. Give our readers a brief rundown of the plot.

Dizzie: When Emmet, an ordinary construction worker and Everyman, finds the Piece of Resistance, he is told it means he's special and he's been chosen to save the Lego Universe!

Lilly Faye: It's the call to adventure, which Emmet initially rejects, thus beginning the classic hero's journey, as first presented by Joseph Campbell in his groundbreaking book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces.

Dizzie: The Lego Movie explores the value of free will and imagination, versus always following instructions. I can relate to that! 

Lilly Faye: The movie pays homage to superheroes (Batman, the Green Lantern, Superman, Wonder Woman, and even Abraham Lincoln, among others), as well as more movies, books, and cultural icons than you can recognize in one viewing.

Dizzie: It skewers lots of everyday stuff too, like overpriced coffee, vapid television, and trophies for everyone.

Lilly Faye: There is even a bit of romance between Emmet and Wyldstyle, a biker chick.

In short, The Lego Movie has everything but the kitchen sink, and yet, somehow it works.

Dizzie: And it has a really snappy theme song! 

(sings) "Everything is Awesome!!!"

Lilly Faye: Dear Readers, you can view The Lego Movie Official Trailer on YouTube by clicking on this link:

The Lego Movie Official Trailer

Lilly Faye's Movie Rating: Recommended for children and adults. Two Paws Up! 

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