Despite being little more than an extremely obvious ploy to sell Legos, this overly complex toy commercial managed to be a very entertaining and imaginative flick that echoed the mindset and imagination of a child playing with a gigantic set of Legos. When I was a child, my sisters and I would stage elaborate murder mysteries with our Lego figurines (the dog was usually the killer) and many long hours were spent cobbling together make shift cars and even animals out of a tiny handful of mismatched bricks.
Much the same exists in Lego movie. A tiny universe in peril, it's up to a horde of randomly cobbled together lego parts and characters to save the day from a Mitt-Romney esque bad guy intent on making the world always follow his set of instructions. It's up to the little ragtag team of misc pieces characters to rescue the entire world from the terror of his 'secret weapon.'
There's a genuine sense of imagination and joy to it all, and despite the obvious mixing and matching of characters and lego sets going on, it all flows together rather seamlessly just as it did growing up where the half spaceship half 1950's Packard car made perfect sense in our Lego noir murder mysteries.
The movie also switches between CGI and stop motion here and there and the end credits appear to be purely animated using patience and real Legos. I'd say it's likely anyone who likes cartoons and Legos would probably at least mostly enjoy this movie. It's kind hearted twist ending and its sense of childlike wonder put together a very coherent little film.
Better enjoy it while you can because it's probably gonna be one of the better animated movies this year and BoxTrolls doesn't come out till September.