On Saturday the boys had an assignment for GGG. They were charged with attending an advanced screening of The LEGO Movie for today’s The LEGO Movie review.
The LEGO Movie is the first-ever, full-length film for LEGO. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”) the story follows Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure who is pegged The Special, the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the LEGO world. He is drafted to try an stop an evil tyrant and spends the rest of the film hilariously finding his way, along with a cast of colorful characters, until discovering that he truly is “special.”
Chris Pratt is the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell is the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, Liam Neeson is the voice of Bad Cop/Good Cop, Morgan Freeman is the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, Will Arnett as the mysterious Batman, Nick Offerman as the pirate Metal Beard, Alison Brie as Unikitty and Charlie Day as Benny, the 1980-something Spaceman. Of the characters, Will Arnett as Batman was our absolute favorite.
The movie had a fantastic story-line and kept the boys engaged from the very start. We laughed throughout the entire movie and the 3-D graphics were impressive. I liked the idea behind the story that everyone is special in their own way and all it takes is believing in yourself. In the end, Emmet saves the day and gets the girl and the movie ends with the typical happily-ever-after feel one would expect from a kid’s movie. The LEGO Movie was definitely GGG approved.
This movie was perfect timing for the boys as they have a birthday coming up (remember, they share the same birthday) and of course, they decided on The LEGO Movie as the theme for their birthdays this year.
With any party I host, my mind immediately went to the food. We are having their birthday party at a popular sports place in town and their party package includes pizza, but I am responsible for the cake and any other goodies I want to bring. To complement The LEGO Movie review I decided to share with you some of my favorite LEGO food ideas from around the web.
1. LEGO Marshmallow Pops – I absolutely love these marshmallow pops and think these would be a great added treat for the boys’ LEGO themed birthday party.
2. LEGO Rice Krispie Treats – What I Iove about this idea is these treats can be made using store-bought or homemade rice krispie treats.
3. LEGO Fruit Tray – I am obsessed with this fruit tray. What a simple, yet creative idea.
4. LEGO Sandwiches – We don’t need a main dish (since we are serving pizza) but how cute are these sandwiches
5. LEGO Cakes – There are so many to choose from. This site has a bunch of great ideas. I still haven’t decided on the cakes yet. We may go the cupcake route just to keep things simple.
Just like The LEGO Movie, I am certain the boys’ birthday party is going to be awesome. WARNING: There is a little catchy tune sung throughout the movie “Everything is awesome.” Get ready! This song is the perfect ear worm. You will find yourself singing it for days.
Everything is awesome ….
DISCLOSURE: GGG was invited to an advanced screening of The LEGO Movie. We received four free tickets, four small popcorn and 3-D glasses. Opinions are my own.