This Week In Home Entertainment: LEGO Movie, Grand Budapest Hotel And House Of Cards

By Jessica Rawden 2014-06-17 22:25:11discussion comments
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The LEGO Movie Box
The LEGO Movie: Everything Is Awesome Edition Blu-ray
Everything about The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome Edition Blu-ray set is, indeed, awesome. From Warner Home Videoís clever boxed packaging, which includes an actual LEGO minifigure of Master Builder Vitruvius, to the bonus features, the set should bring the kid out in every purchaser. Whatís even cooler? The movie is pretty spectacular, too.

The LEGO Movie follows an ordinary worker LEGO named Emmet (Chris Pratt) who literally falls into an extraordinary situation, learning he must protect a weapon called the Kragle from villain Lord Business (Will Ferrell). What follows is a wild romp through the various LEGO universes filled with excellent voicework from the likes of Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett as an epic Batman, Nick Offerman, Liam Neeson, Will Forte, Alison Brie, Cobie Smulders and more. In short, The LEGO Movie features a pretty stacked cast.

We could talk about the teamwork and family-oriented lessons employed by the film and we could spend some time discussing the kid-appropriate but adult-appreciated humor The LEGO Movie uses. We could even talk about how startlingly good a movie made entirely out of brightly colored LEGOs looks on Blu-ray. However, the main reason The LEGO Movie is a success is that it offers pure, unadulterated fun.

You can order The LEGO Movie over at Amazon.

Best Special Feature: Michelangelo And Lincoln: History Cops is a fake trailer thatís about exactly what it claims. The special effects are low quality. The dialogue is intentionally bad, and the whole thing works perfectly, for some reason. In that way, itís a lot like Lego Movie. Itís just the right balance of clever and silly.

Other Bonus Features:
Commentary with Filmmakers and Cast
Batmanís "A True Artist"
Enter the Ninjago
Behind The Scenes: Bringing Lego to Life
"Everything Is Awesome" Sing-Along
Behind The Scenes: See It, Build It
Behind The Scenes: Stories From The Story Team
Fan-Made Films: Top-Secret Submissions
Outtakes
Addiotnal Promotional Content
Alleyway Test
Deleted Scenes
"Dream Job: Meet The Lego Builders"
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