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The 2014 animated adventure comedy The Lego Movie is currently in the top 10 on Netflix’s streaming chart. The movie is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a script they co-wrote with Dan and Kevin Hageman. It features the voice talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman.

Chris Pratt In The Lego Movie

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The Lego Movie tells the story of Emmet Brickowski, an ordinary Lego mini-figure (Chris Pratt) who is mistakenly identified as The Special, a hero destined to save the universe from the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell). Alongside Master Builders Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett), and Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Emmet works to prevent Lord Business from freezing the world with Kragle.

The Setup

The Lego Movie begins when the wizard Vitruvius tries to prevent a super weapon called the Kragle from falling into the hands of the evil Lord Business. However, he fails and is blinded. Vitruvius predicts that The Special will find the Piece of Resistance to stop the Kragle, but Lord Business dismisses the prophecy and kicks Vitruvius off a cliff.

Eight and a half years later, in Bricksburg, Emmet Brickowski, a cheerful but ordinary construction worker, meets a woman named Wyldstyle at his construction site. Emmet falls into a pit, finds the Piece of Resistance, and experiences visions of the Man Upstairs before passing out. He wakes up in the custody of Bad Cop, Lord Business’s lieutenant, with the Piece of Resistance stuck to his back.

Take A Walk With The Wyldstyle

Wyldstyle rescues Emmet, believing he is The Special. They escape to The Old West and meet Vitruvius. Vitruvius and Wyldstyle are Master Builders who build without instructions and oppose Business’ suppression of creativity. Despite Emmet not being a Master Builder, they see his potential when he mentions the Man Upstairs, setting the stage for The Lego Movie.

With help from Wyldstyle’s boyfriend, Batman, they evade Bad Cop and reach Cloud Cuckoo Land, where the Master Builders are hiding. The Master Builders don’t trust Emmet and refuse to fight Business. When Bad Cop attacks and captures everyone except Emmet, Wyldstyle, Vitruvius, Batman, MetalBeard, Unikitty, and Benny, they plan a heist to stop the Kragle with an unexpected outcome.

Critical Acclaim After Years Of Development

The Lego Movie was developed over several years, beginning with acquiring the property rights in 2008. The directors aimed to create a unique visual style that emulated the look and feel of actual Lego bricks and their movement. Animal Logic handled the animation, blending CGI with stop-motion animation to achieve an authentic feel.

The Lego Movie received widespread acclaim from critics and viewers who praised its clever humor, engaging story line, and impressive animation. The film was a commercial success, earning over $468 million worldwide against an approximate budget of $65 million. It also topped the box office in its opening weekend and performed strongly in various international markets.

Fun For The Whole Family


The Lego Movie is a fun, adventurous escape for viewers of all ages. It blends witty humor, stunning animation, and a heartfelt story line to create a truly memorable viewing experience. The twist at the end is one of the coolest surprises, reminding me never to lose my sense of wonder and imagination because everything is awesome.