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Batman and Random '80s Spaceman Guy Battle the Forces of Evil and Conformity in 'The Lego Movie'

Batman and Random ’80s Spaceman Guy Battle the Forces of Evil and Conformity in ‘The Lego Movie’

legomovie-posterThe last few years have seen a dismal parade of brand-extension movies for toy companies like GI Joe and Battleship that barely deserved the digital space they occupied in some projection booth’s server. Now, a pleasant surprise: the anarchic, play-centric The Lego Movie, which could just be that Holy Grail of the family film: Fun for all ages.

It’s playing now pretty much everywhere. My review is at PopMatters:

The Lego Movie isn’t exactly calling for open rebellion against the corporate toy complex that provides its title: it means to sell interlocking plastic blocks. But in a world of cloud server-scheduled childhoods, proposing that kids should be left alone to play however they damn well feel like it seems at least mildly rebellious…

Overpriced coffee as tool of the oppressive state in 'The Lego Movie'

Overpriced coffee as tool of the oppressive state in ‘The Lego Movie’

Here’s the trailer:

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