The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) - 2014

This movie is an incredible accomplishment by model builders and film editors.  The story gives a clear message about creativity vs. corporate control and a fairly good commercial for Danish building toys.  We cheer the heroes: Emmet (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle/Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) and boo the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell) who looks like a LEGO Mitt Romney.  Batman (Will Arnett) has all of the best comedy lines.  With a cast of thousands, directors Lord and Miller have created an animated feature for the ages.  I expect a robust volume of video sales and many sequels to come. [JAM 2/25/2014]