DIRECTORS: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
In spite of being snubbed by Oscar for all but the Best Song (“Everything Is Awesome”) award, The Lego Movie is as important an animated film as Toy Story in 1995. The animation is top-notch, with it being almost impossible to tell that this was a computer animated render, rather than hand animated with bricks, with so many subtle details which included fingerprints and scratches. But it was well conceived on every level, with the animation style making full use of the Lego, with absolutely everything, from water and explosions being constructed out of the Danish construction toy.
But this works on so many levels, all at the same time.
The whole film is actually a representation of kids playing with Lego and with ending being as it was, it works perfectly. There are so many subtle nods to the conclusion…
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