Everything is awesome, when you're part of a team. Especially the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, whose "The Lego Movie" opened huge this past weekend. The film racked up almost $70 million at the worldwide box office, making it the second highest Feburary opening in cinema history, behind Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ".
Lord and Miller are on quite the incredible film stride right now. They knocked an animated film out of the park before with "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". They surprised audiences with their different and hilarious take on the adapted TV series, "21 Jump Street", which starred Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in their film version. The comedy was met with such fantastic results, both critically and monetarily, that they were also brought back for the sequel "22 Jump Street".
Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman are just some of the vocal talents that helped make "The Lego Movie" so memorable. They were able to boast extremely witty dialogue, with some underlining adult themes, in a colorful and charming way that was also suitable for children. The story was packed with a lot of heart and good messages and it certainly deserves all the praise it's receiving. I would be surprised at this point if Warner Bros. doesn't move forward with a sequel.
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