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Moxie Flix: The Lego Movie (2014)

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.
(PG, 100 min.)

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

(TBD)

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Summary: Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special -- an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant's (Will Ferrell) plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly -- and hilariously -- unprepared for such a task, but he'll give it his all nonetheless.

Starring: Alison Brie, Amanda Farinos, Anthony Daniels, Charlie Day, Chris Pratt, Craig Berry, David Burrows, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell
Director: Christopher Miller and Phil Lord
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

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"The Lego Movie is a brilliant technical achievement."

— Evan Williams, The Australian

"A thrilling, consistently funny, all-ages extravaganza."

— Tara Brady, Irish Times

"It's playtime on film, done with wit, warmth, and respect for the business of imagination."

— Keith Phipps, The Dissolve

"The movie is a wonderful surprise, cleverly written and executed brick by brick with a visual panache."

— Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

"It's the smartest, funniest and most dazzlingly inventive children's movie to come along in years."

— Rafer Guzman, Newsday

"I'm probably overselling it, but at one point during The LEGO Movie, I found myself thinking, "This is it. This is the one. This is the film that our entire shared experience of pop culture has been building towards.""

— Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

"While younger viewers will delight at the whiz-bang animation action and hugely likable familiar figures, adults will laugh themselves silly at the smart consumer satire gags and goggle in wonder at the undulating Legoland vistas."

— Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)

"The visuals are spectacular, the 3D technology is artfully used and the story is jam-packed with so many funny lines, it's hard to catch all the jokes that are delivered in rapid-fire succession -- constantly tweaking many popular culture icons."

— Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times