This restrained reboot features more violence than the original but concentrates less on the impact it leaves. Also, the satirical elements that made the original a classic are toned down to the point of near indistinctiveness. However, the talented cast, impressive special effects, and numerous nods to the original do their part to, hopefully, satisfy both seasoned fans and newcomers.
While featuring impressive special effects and a couple of familiar names, from beginning to end this tedious, lethargic mess will show you less excitement than the half-awake cleaning crew on your way out of the theatre.
An unexpected laugh riot with clever jokes and an engaging story to boot. Showcasing a stellar voice cast and enough visual excitement to satisfy every long-time Lego fan, Phil Lord and Chris Miller's latest directorial effort proves to be their best.
Against all the not-so-positive attention being paid to George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men', it packs enough of a punch with its narrative and plays its brilliant cast to their strengths. It may not be the most daring or original in its efforts, but it makes up for its flaws with an effortless sense of reality and plenty of charisma.