Tag: Phil Lord

lego movie

 

The Lego Movie isn’t the story of Ole Kirk Christiansen; a Danish toymaker whose plain plastic building bricks were first made of wood. As interesting as that story is, The Lego movie is another mis-marketed, 3D, CGI-fest that should’ve been a movie that is definitive of a generation.  The premise is a flimsy as a Lego city mat causing the film to drag on a bit. However, one shouldn’t let a strong script or developed plot dissuade you from seeing this yourself. The level of detail is astounding and dare I say, physically unbelievable; and that’s just in the Warner Brothers’ logo.

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I cannot stress this enough – going into 21 Jump Street, the last words on my mind were words like “hilarious”, “instant classic”, or even “that was surprisingly fun”.  As a fan of the original 1980s television show upon which this new movie was based, I really had to wonder if this was going to be straw that broke the remake/reboot trend’s back.  Oddly enough, 21 Jump Street has turned out to be the kind of touchstone movie that producers and directors are going to look to as an example of how well an old property can be updated.  By turning a solid teen melodrama into an outrageous “oh, man, they actually went there” film, 21 Jump Street doesn’t hesitate to not only find the line and cross it, but it drags the line to a completely other level before crossing it again.

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