The LEGO Movie – The STiXXclusive Review

I had to collect myself before writing this, because the inner child in me would have been the cause of all bias generating this review, but although my inner child is still a factor, I will commence.

Since the beginning of time, we were told in the Bible that God created the Heavens and the Earth. Since He is the Creator of Man, he also created another man who was able to create a little fragment of Heaven, and he resided in Denmark. That man created LEGO, and I’ve been a witness of such great creation for as long as I could remember. The pain of stepping on a single piece is something that a lot of parents and children have nightmares about and begin to instantly rub their feet at the very thought, but the satisfaction of finishing a boxed set is a great feeling, especially if it takes 4 hours to finish (and those sets are out there, believe me). LEGO was built to fuel the imagination of people everywhere, and although it was an adult whom created the toy, children have been embracing it for generations from past, current, and definitely in the near and distant future. Having LEGO Land and other monuments made out of LEGO are great achievements, but when I saw that a movie was coming out – there was no way I was bypassing the opportunity to watch it, and a lot of people felt the same way – making it one of the most popular movies of the young new year.

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The LEGO world is so vast that it’s actually impossible to have every single set from every single different LEGO World, and this movie brought to life what so many children do and have done in the past when we created our own worlds and combined them to make our own stories, come up with our own superheroes, and have crazy fantasies about the world we lost ourselves in. True story, after I built the LEGO sets that my parents had got me over the years, I’d tear them apart and combine the pieces and characters from different worlds (ever see Darth Vader riding a bicycle? Yeah – it was that serious). What I loved about this movie was that it brought out exactly that: taking a piece of one world and showing him to different ones in a fantasy type of save-the-world story that brought out the kid in everyone that was in the theatre. And where you would think that this movie would be full of children, it was the complete opposite – 20 and 30 somethings joined in joy watching their childhood manifest on screen (okay there were some children).

On my 24th birthday, I woke up, had breakfast, went over to Fairview Mall (shout out), walked to the LEGO Store, and bought a Star Wars Millennium Falcon set that I spent 3 hours making. I didn’t talk to anyone, I responded to Happy Birthday messages periodically, but it was just myself and LEGO (here’s the finished product). The greatest thing about this toy is that you just lose yourself with the (seemingly) endless amount of pieces, instructions, and thick booklets (seriously, they’re thicker now). Here and there, your imagination comes into play and you decide that one piece goes well with another, although it’s not in the manual provided. That’s the beauty of LEGO, and that was the message in this movie that I truly appreciated. People think because they’re older, they have to be all about business and can’t have an imagination, but somewhere, we get reminded that our imaginations are what keep us likeable and human (I mean, for certain individuals). This is a movie I’d watch over and over, and even when I have kids one day, I’ll share with them the importance of being creative. LEGO taught me that, and it helped ‘build’ me up into the person I am today. It’s a great movie for nostalgic purposes and also quality entertainment; I found myself laughing every other minute, because the comedy was on point. The best movie so far this year, and you know other toy companies are going to take a page out of LEGO’s book to create a movie of their own (excluding Transformers, because there’s a million of them now). For now, this is my opinion, this is my review

That’s My Word & It STiXX

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