The Lego Movie

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.

PG 2014 100 minutes

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age 7+

Based on 101 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 246 reviews

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age 6+

Simultaneously the best and worst thing to happen to Hollywood

So I love this movie to death, but I'd be lying if I didn't acknowledge the fact that it was a literal 90-minute toy commercial (especially since there are some anti-consumerist messaging snuck in it). And also the fact that this movie is somewhat responsible for the increased amount of consumerism in children's media such as the Emoji Movie can kind of irk some the wrong way, but it's balanced out by a rather positive message about how you don't need some prophecy to be special or do great things, as well as promoting creativity in kids (even if the uses of brands muddies things a little)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

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