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What Parents Are Saying About 'The Lego Movie'

"The Lego Movie" opened to $69 million and acclaim from kid viewers and their accompanying parents!

A screen grab from the official trailer for "The Lego Movie."
A screen grab from the official trailer for "The Lego Movie."
"The Lego Movie" opened in theaters this weekend. 
LYNN February 09, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Sorry, while the Lego part was great, the dialogue could have been written by a six year old. You sit there thinking, am I REALLY hearing these respectable actors say these stupid words for 90 minutes?? The whole thing made me cringe and realize AGAIN the garbage being fed to our kids. If you DON't have a problem with it, that is saying some thing. Our kids are smarter and deserve better.
Vera Buk February 09, 2014 at 03:23 PM
What do you expect? It's a 90 minute Lego ad.
MAGGIE February 09, 2014 at 03:23 PM
I thought the movie was great, given its intended audience and plot. These Lego movies are notoriously goofy (if you've ever seen the star wars ones, you will know what I mean) and not meant to be particularly intellectually stimulating...I mean, the main audience is kids! I think they did a wonderful job getting across the point that , as Einstein put it, and the young hero showed his dad, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Dirk Anderson February 09, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Wow, lighten up a little there Lynn. No, it isn't some literary masterpiece. Newsflash, its for small children. The fact that you DO have a problem with it speaks wonders.
SIlas February 09, 2014 at 05:28 PM
Lynn - I look forward to your first movie release... when is it again?
Brooke Vernick February 09, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Wow! Let's not forget who the intended audience is! My son, a big Lego fan, really liked it...and that is what matters to me!
Thomas Perez February 09, 2014 at 10:44 PM
I watched the preview and believing i'm an analytical thinker, the first thing that grasped my attention was "Over priced coffee? A $37.00 cup of coffee"? Thats awesome"!!! No,no,no that's not awesome! This is intended for children. Maybe i'm being too cynical and skeptical. The movie is probably wonderful. I just hope the kids can decipher what they are hearing. I'm concerned about raising a nation of happy idiots :)
Michael S. February 10, 2014 at 12:13 AM
Everything is awesome, everything is cool when you're part of a team. Everything is awesome, when you're living out your dreams. I took my kids to see it and while i personally think it is just a horrible animated version of the matrix my kids liked it. I think some adults are trying to analyze it a bit too much. it is a kids movie. there are a few things the adults probably will pick up on and enjoy but it is a kids movie. if you expect 6 year olds to function on the exact same level as adults you will be sorely disappointed. let kids be kids and enjoy childish things. if you can't enjoy it that is your problem but don't take away a childs childhood because you can't tolerate childish things.
chris February 10, 2014 at 12:54 AM
This article has nothing to do with Long Island, New York. sorry, but not interested!
JIM COLETTO February 10, 2014 at 05:56 AM
more hollywood shit....
JIM COLETTO February 10, 2014 at 05:57 AM
if they are going to do more kids movies, give the kids something to spark thier imaginations, lego movie?..please
VKQuinn February 10, 2014 at 09:29 AM
I thought it was really cute! My son and I laughed the entire time...
chris February 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM
when i went to the movie the entire theater was at least 90% little kids (4,5,6) and they were behaving amazingly well, no crying, no yelling or talking, no wandering around which to me is the best review of all. the people who are squawking that the movie wasn't smart enough or just plain dumb either did not see it or have no kids or have older kids.. my review is that it was AWESOME!
Kelly Howard February 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM
I first heard about The Lego Movie a year ago from then 9 year old son when there was an article in the Lego Magazine he receives monthly. We're not huge movie theater goers, but I knew we would be at the Rialto for this one. The excitement rose as each commercials and online trailers played months before it came out, and when I downloaded the theme song the week before he near exploded with joy. The movie is primarily for kids, but it's also for adults as a reminder to stop being so dang serious and to stop making kids (and childlike things such as Legos) be so adult like. Childhood is short enough and the imagination of a child is greater than any think tank out there. I loved the movie, my son and I laughed over and over again. We went to first screening at the Rialto which had a large number of kids and adults. Everyone was well behaved and respectful (there was shushing from the kids as it started) and at the end there was a round of applause from kids and adults alike. I have recommended it to everyone I know...with or without kids, and I am planning to take my son again to see it as a Valentine's Day present (in 3D this time) on Friday. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!!!!
Bad Kitty No Milk Tonight February 10, 2014 at 01:40 PM
The Lego Movie while being perhaps the best sales pitch for a toy line, is also a brilliant, witty and technically astonishing achievement, this is stop motion animation where everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, even water, soap, and clouds are made out of Lego bricks, the shear technicality makes this a movie to be seen if for that alone. Yes its a simple story line, but then the reason for that (plot, characters and dialog) gets revealed near the end, and the ultimate message, is a very sincere one. I think thats been missed here by too many who are only looking at it from a very adult perspective, they have completely missed the entire point of the movie. This is every bit as good as any of the Toy Story movies, go see it, and yes everything IS awesome!
Bad Kitty No Milk Tonight February 10, 2014 at 01:49 PM
@ Jim Coletto You clearly have NOT seen the movie and have NO CLUE WHAT you are saying, the movie is ENTIRELY about the power of a child's imagination and creativity and the empowerment that brings, by far one the most positive messages I have on-screen in a long time. Next time try watching the movie before commenting on it, you'll look like less of a tool.
Owsley February 10, 2014 at 02:48 PM
I laughed! I cried! It was better then Cats!
Nero Goth February 10, 2014 at 04:02 PM
@Lynn/Vera et al Children movie: Intended audience between 3-9 Kids movie: Intended audience between 10-15 Teen Movie: Intended Audience 16-19 Seemingly in this day and age there has been a total disregard for the young people audience breakdown, and instead to clump them together as 'kids' with 'as mature dialogue as I (adult) would use' (aka TEENS) to be the standard for anything not 'Adult'. Disney barely plays back to Children and Kids 'of all ages' (note the keywords here) but instead also plays to this new 'Kids' standard (really does my 9 year old daughter need to see Hannah Montana worry about dating boys for the Prom?). Your comments further seem to have forgotten the intended audience, CHILDREN, not Teens, not Young Adults nor 'Kids' (what often rebranded as the Tweens). This is not "idiocy" of people, this is just being silly as a 6 year old is. It seems so many seem to have forgotten or missed the whole 3yr old to 12yr old years and speak to the 'children' as though they were just Adults with all the expected same 'mature level' thought, discussional points, vocabulary and goals as a Adult. I think you all need to really take a trip back to DisneyLand/World and really think about the whole purpose Walt and others tried to bring to people. Look at it with happy eyes, a sense of humor, and just think back to when you were a child wide eyed and innocent, and leave the 'world' outside the gates of the Happiest Place on Earth.. in this case, outside of the lobby of the theater and take a hour or two to just be silly.
Matt Smith February 10, 2014 at 05:37 PM
My son and I really enjoyed this film, I thought it was great! For those of you that did not like the movie, remember, this is for kids, not you! This movie was far better than the garbage that Nick and Disney are showing. How about getting down on the floor and actually playing with you kids, their way! Otherwise, turn your TV to iCarly or Kickin' It and let their minds melt. Thankfully, there seems to be more parents who get it and enjoyed it than those that do not.
Michael S. February 12, 2014 at 12:13 AM
LYNN, If I give you a straw, would you go suck the fun out of someone else's day? Seems like you are the only one here who doesn't like the movie. And if it seems like it is written by a six year old, look at the child who is telling the story in the movie. Again children do not think rationally like adults because their mind hasn't been polluted with laws, theories, and garbage. Let children be children and quit expecting them to grow up so fast. there is plenty of time to be an adult, but you only get so many years to enjoy childhood.
Charles d'Blanc February 19, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Actually the movie is better afterward when you think about it. It's about a child's imagination and in that light, the movie's details are rather complex. As my wife and I were leaving, I overheard a guy say, "I never thought I'd almost cry at a Lego movie." (I didn't get into it until the humans showed up at the end.)

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