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View Poll Results: Rate The Movie!
10. Legoriffic! 14 50.00%
09. 5 17.86%
08. 7 25.00%
07. 1 3.57%
06. 0 0%
05. 0 0%
04. 0 0%
03. 0 0%
02. 0 0%
01. Let Go Of My Lego! 1 3.57%
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Old February 10 2014, 05:13 AM   #16
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I was planning on seeing it 18th because it's cheap Tuesday (and you can't get the discount for new releases), but it's school vacation week.

I hate parents because they let their children do anything. I don't hate adults until you have a child you need to act like an adult, which parents today are failures yet, but will blame swears and music and video games for everything.
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Old February 10 2014, 05:23 AM   #17
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I hate parents because they let their children do anything.
Yeah.... that's generalizing quite a bit; but, whatever, paint most of the adult population with the same brush.
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Old February 10 2014, 01:37 PM   #18
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I came up with a great trick a few months ago. I was sitting in the theater listening to a podcast waiting for the movie to start. So when the movie started and people were talking and making loud noises around me, I plugged in my earphones again (no music of course).

I found that wearing earphones does almost nothing to drown out the movie itself (because it's so loud) but blocks out the majority of the audience noises!
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Old February 10 2014, 05:46 PM   #19
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Wonderful movie. Whole family went to see it on Saturday afternoon (yes--that includes my kids, so tough shit to anyone who has a problem with that). Will definitely add to my collection when the Blu-ray comes out. Deserves multiple viewings and I think any adult who goes to it should be required to bring along a kid.
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Old February 10 2014, 06:19 PM   #20
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I don't have a problem with bringing children (kids are baby sheep) to a children's movie, I have a problem when parents let them do whatever they want.

Anyways the news reported that the movie only cost $60 million to make, so the sequel should be out in 2016.
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Old February 10 2014, 08:30 PM   #21
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With spoiling anything my wife was joshing me at the end given my LEGO proclivities in our house.
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Old February 14 2014, 02:18 PM   #22
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Saw it and mostly loved it. I came in with super-high expectations because this thing is getting near-unanimous love from everywhere (and a surprising number of 3.5 and 4 star reviews), and while not a 4 star film by my reckoning, it's a surprisingly good movie. I laughed out loud a couple of times and appreciated the satire and all the sight gags. There are so many it warrants a second viewing. The ending took me by surprise, too. Unexpected depth.

.....And then today I read that Fox Business channel has labeled it "anti capitalist propaganda."

I've officially lost faith in the intelligence of humanity. *sigh...*
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Old February 15 2014, 06:24 AM   #23
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Yeah, Fox's news group will do that to you.
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Old February 15 2014, 02:37 PM   #24
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I hate parents because they let their children do anything.
Yeah.... that's generalizing quite a bit; but, whatever, paint most of the adult population with the same brush.
Adults are far worse at movies. It's not even close.

And yes, that's generalizing on my part as well.

It's pretty clear anybody calling it anti-business is basing it on the promos and hasn't seen the whole movie.
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Old February 15 2014, 09:31 PM   #25
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sttngfan1701d wrote:
.....And then today I read that Fox Business channel has labeled it "anti capitalist propaganda."

I've officially lost faith in the intelligence of humanity. *sigh...*
I wouldnt call it anti-capitalist, but there's definitely an under lieing message of conformity bad, free expression good.

It gets more blatant at the end, but even at the very beginning there's nods to it.

There's even dark little moments, like the general population being threatened to be "put to sleep" if you dont follow the instructions!
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Old February 15 2014, 09:58 PM   #26
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Yet at the same time it seems to ALSO suggest that individuality is bad and conformity is good. The reason why the Master Builders couldn't come up with, or agree on, a solution is because everyone had their own unique ideas and didn't "follow the directions" to find a unified solution. This is most evident when everyone is trying to escape the Cloud Cuckoo Land and everyone had their own suggestions/ideas on what their escape vehicle needed, which eventually lead to it's failure.

All said, I really don't think the movie had any political or business message it wanted to sell. The only "message" in it is that sometimes you need to not be so rigid and just have fun, the message more comes from the real-world events than it does the events in the Lego world.
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Old February 16 2014, 02:15 AM   #27
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OK, I saw the movie today. I liked it, and it was funny, but I really don't get the level of praise that it's getting. It's not like a Pixar level of quality or anything.

Big plus for lots of Batman... bit minus for Superman and Wonder Woman and Green Lantern barely cameoing in it.

Loved the Star Wars cameo!
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Old February 16 2014, 02:26 AM   #28
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Oh there are certainly some 1984-ish themes there, but the MAIN themes drown that out. And by the end, it becomes clear that the dunces at Fox only saw the trailer before popping off.
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Old February 16 2014, 03:28 AM   #29
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Mr Light wrote: View Post
OK, I saw the movie today. I liked it, and it was funny, but I really don't get the level of praise that it's getting. It's not like a Pixar level of quality or anything.

Big plus for lots of Batman... bit minus for Superman and Wonder Woman and Green Lantern barely cameoing in it.

Loved the Star Wars cameo!
The praise could just be from the love of LEGOs and people who played with them and loved them as kids. Hell, I *STILL* love LEGO and buy sets and build them! I just bought/built the Simpson's House set!
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Old February 16 2014, 03:38 AM   #30
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It could also be because people came in expecting warmed over kids' stuff and were taken off guard by how fun and clever it is. But the amount of 4 star (and 5 star, for critics who use that scale) ratings is surprising to me.
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