054/2014 : Lego & Monuments

Had a double cinema run today. Went over to Xscape and saw the Lego Movie and Monument Men.

First up, The Lego Movie. I thought it was a very good film, even if it seemed to lack a certain level of humour I expected from it. They played on the fact that everything was built out of Lego in a really good way. The characters were really well placed and played well by the voice actors, but I just wanted more comedy from it. I likened the film to Wreck It Ralph, which was probably a mistake on my part as I loved that film. All in all it worked really well but there weren’t many laughs coming from the auditorium.

Next up I watched Monument Men. It’s the “based on a true story” tale of men going into World War Two to recover stolen art. The cast was brilliant, with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett all putting in decent performances but again I expected more from a film with that calibre of actors behind it. Maybe it was the source material in the real story that meant it lacked, but I felt like it was one I was glad I had watched but one I won’t be rushing to watch again.

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