I know I'm a little late to the game on this one, but we saw The Lego Movie tonight with our kids (almost 11 and 13). I thought it might be a little childish for them, but it definitely was not!
I expected a huge number of commercials before the movie and my expectations were more than met in that area. Instead of trailers there were actual commercials - lots and lots of commercials. Boy, I thought, this is going to be one dumb movie. Try not to fall asleep.
I was surprised. The dialogue was witty and the characters and plot were engaging. I honestly couldn't see where the film was headed which was unusual because the plot seemed simple enough. The movie kept me guessing through to the end and I couldn't even go to the bathroom because I didn't want to miss anything.
It was absolutely commercial and I bet Lego sales will shoot up. Even my kids mentioned they wanted to go home and play Legos and I didn't know they owned any. My husband mused that the movie should have come out right before Christmas. Three things I learned:
1. Everything is awesome.
2. Even a 2 hour commercial for a toy can be fun and entertaining; and
3. Lego Land is the home of "Kragle"
Thanks, Lego Movie, for a great family night out on a holiday weekend.