Everything is … Awesome

Allison Tait blog
Posted on April 8, 2014

legomovieThe boys and I went to see The Lego Movie on Sunday, with a few friends. Actually, by the time we then ran into a few other friends, our children took up the entire back row of the cinema. All the parents turned as one to view this spectacle and had only one thing to say: “What have we done?”

And then the movie began and we forgot about the Mini-Me brigade and focused instead on the mini figures. Or tried to. Between the kaleidoscopic colours, the throbbing soundtrack and the one-hundred-miles an hour plot, I felt like I was at a 90s rave. Or on one of those funfair rides that you’d like to get off halfway round, just for a breather, but which plunge relentlessly onwards, up and down, round and round… you get the picture.

We had a great time. The boys LOVED it. They went home and immediately began reconstructing bits of Bricksburg on the sunroom floor (without instructions, in true Master Builder style). I left the cinema blinking … and humming the theme song. Which I’ve been humming ever since.

Let’s just say that it is to the ears what a Lego 2×4 brick feels like underfoot in the middle of the night…

Just awesome.

Have you and your kids seen The Lego Movie? What did you think?


  1. Linh

    Hi Allison,
    I’m Linh, from course Magazine and Newspaper writing course. I really like the way you advises me on my writing. Very encouraging and helpful. I saw that you’re having a book on sale. That’s very nice. Can the book be shipped to Vietnam? If no, I will ask my boss in Australia to bring it for me then.
    So excited to see your book and explore more on your website.

    • Allison Tait

      Thanks Linh! The book will be out in October, so I’ll know more about its availability then.

  2. Nikki @ The Wholefood Mama

    Cruelest mother in the world here…my boys wanted to see it on the day we planned to go to the movies and I told them we had missed the session time – truth is I didn’t want to see it!! Terrible. We saw Mr Peabody and Sherman, perhaps next week they will get to see the Lego movie hopefully not with me!

  3. Alison

    I took my six year old and a big group of her friends to see it and they all loved it! I thought it was really clever too – wasn’t afraid to make fun of itself either and lots of in-jokes for the adults. She is now totally mad about UniKitty and chanting No rules, No Babysitters, No Frowny Faces! I liked all the live action stuff too – a twist I hadn’t seen coming.

  4. Helen K

    My two are seeing it with their grandmother tomorrow. If they love it, I’m prepared to take them a second time – I’m quite intrigued!

  5. Bindi

    Similar experience, turned up and there were loads of buddies there, the script was funny enough to have some requotable moments, loved how batman’s pessimism just kept being proven wrong. The contrasts were all so extraordinary, my son with special needs laughed all the way through…… They somehow missed the moral about everyone being special…said it was about teamwork or something, aussie animateurs have made us proud with this one, we loved the heronine wildstyle…(lucy!)

  6. Seana - Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel

    I must say that when I saw the trailer, I said to the twins: ‘I think you guys might be old enough to go to the movies by yourselves.’

    What do you think – they’re nearly eight?? I could sit outside the cinema and read a book quietly instead?? Currently reading ‘The Goldfinch”, maybe they could see a double bill?

  7. Carolyn @ Champagne Cartel

    I don’t know what it is, but I have no desire to see the Lego movie. Perhaps it is the bitterness permanently imprinted into the bottom of my foot. I also hate playing lego with the kids . Honestly, if you want something built, just by it ready-made. 😉

    Luckily my kids have been invited by others to see it so I am saved, although I suspect I will get that song in my house by proxy. It will be a great relief from Firework by Katy Perry though – at least for the first day or so.

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