Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on March 2014
Borrowing its plot from The Matrix, the story centers on Emmet Brickowski, a kind of clueless everyman Lego humanoid who stumbles upon the “Piece of Resistance” and is recruited (as “The Special”) to save his brightly colored Lego-world from unimaginative corporate villains. His newfound allies include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Gandalf, Dumbledore, Shaquille O’Neal and a Star Wars quartet. Excellent voice talent. It’s fast, fresh, funny, endlessly inventive and absurdly enjoyable, and all the while encouraging creativity in children.
NOTE: Shown in English only at Shinjuku Piccadilly. (92 min)