Special Effects-- 9/10
Set design-- 9/10
This film is a interesting one. The animation, special effects and voices are superb, and are what make this film almost score 10/10 in overall. Sadly, there is one thing pulling it back, and that is the general story. The story itself has been done before, where
Spoiler (highlight to read)a crime has taken place and the most unexpected person to the hero is the crook.
Also, the main thing that keeps this story going are the
Spoiler (highlight to read) picture portals.
It is like how the only thing keeping the story of Superman going is kriptonite (forgive me if I spelled it wrong) as it is his only weakness. However the
Spoiler (highlight to read)picture portals
are quite original in concept.
There are also parts of the story that have been rushed, like the
Spoiler (highlight to read)reveal of the evil mastermind at the end.
Also, about halfway through the film you could
Spoiler (highlight to read) already know who the main villain was,
which lower's the 'surprise' content of the film. Another thing that I disliked was how you didn't really get to like some of the character's. This resulted in me not really feeling sad or angry when
Spoiler (highlight to read)Roger was shot and when Mr Painter was stabbed.
However, the concept of the story is seen here, and is quite original too. This is uncommon now, with almost every good idea having been done before. Also, the animation was too good to be true. I have not seen better animation than this since American Outlawed. Truly amazing. Also, the effects were stunning, although I have seen better. The voices were great, they really suited each character, and should be still good to hear even on the crappiest speaker. The set designs were almost perfect, with a large amount being made digitally. However, this does not take away the LEGO element from it that we all love.
In overall, I recommend that this film should be watched by everyone, for it does a good job entertaining and is still a truly amazing film. Not one of your bests though, but truly amazing. I give it a score of 9/10.
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