Story: 4 / 5
Video Quality: 5 / 5
Audio Quality: 5 / 5
Extras: 4 / 5
Emmet, your below average LEGO resident, lives his life by the book… literally. He does what is expected of him, likes what he is supposed to like and listens to the music others listen to. But his days of being a sheep are over, as he is “The Special”, a master-builder that is able to build creations without limitations and instruction… apparently.
From here on out adults and children alike will find themselves absorbed into one of the greatest animation produced to date. It truly has something for everyone and is so true to what us Lego builders experience whilst enjoying this Danish delight. The Lego products and characters on display are vast; from Superman to Retro Space Man each character and cameo really adds to the movie. The humour is well thought out and although many a kid will be flocking to the cinemas to see this film, it has jokes for the grown-ups too. Will Ferrell makes a lovable Megamind-like villain that is bent on destroying creativity and imagination once and for all. He wants to be the main Lego piece and will stop at nothing in order to fix himself as the leader of Lego land. He is stuck to his focus like glue and has Good Cop Bad Cop (Liam Neeson) as back up. The movie is a giant game of cat and mouse that involves thousands of bricks all put together to provide some stellar action sequences, the CGI is flawless even when fast paced and the 3D works well, although it is not truly that necessary to enjoy this film.
Warner presents this Blu-Ray film in 1080p/AVC-encoded video, the lighting and clarity work well, making each Lego brick burst off of the screen. The texture of the Lego pieces look life like and watching the pieces dismantle and rebuild is pleasing on the eye. The sheer multitudes of colour involved in the various scenes look excellent in Blu Ray, even the tiny details you may have missed at the cinema can be seen with ease. Little scratches on the pieces really stand out and retro space man really looks like a vintage piece with his “perfect” imperfections.
In terms of audio, the Lego Movie Blu-ray has an awesome 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack. So each sounds effect booms and clangs like it is supposed to, the Blu Ray caters to Low-End output so the bellowing booms work well, especially when Batman gets his dogs to bark! “Darkness. NO PARENTS!” this creates a great movie score that with leave the viewer enthralled!
This edition comes with a range of extras including the following:
Feature commentary, Bringing LEGO® to Life, Batman: A True Artist (Basically the Batman Song he plays in the Batmobile) Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops, The “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along, Outtakes, Promotional Content and much more! So you really get your money’s worth on this one! And then you get the “Everything is Awesome” Edition which is bigger, bolder and has a free mini-figure!
The Lego Movie Blu-Ray is a stunning spectacle that shows just how quality animation should be done! The film is vibrant and filled with colour breathing life into this already successful franchise! It has subject matter that is relevant to what society has become today, it shows us the power of creativity and imagination all whilst teaching the viewer a valuable life lesson. It is a movie with a moral that will leave you wanting to head straight to the toyshop.