Pompeii doesn’t get mentioned once in this review – a tragedy
When I started this blog 363 days ago, my first post was my top ten movies of 2013. We’re at the end of another year, and I have seen more movies than ever before (according to my letterboxd summary I’ve watched over 1,000 hours of film – yikes!), so it’s about time for another roundup of the state of cinema.
Some context for this post: the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival is taking place right now in Downtown Los Angeles at the Regal Cinema in LA Live. I, being the budding cinephile, am attending, and seeing as many different films as I can manage. This is my account of Day Four of the fest – the first of the two weekend days, and a very busy one at that. There, doesn’t a little background knowledge make everything a little easier to understand? You’re welcome.
Lego – much like EVERYTHING – is awesome. It is a toy that appeals to all genders and ages. Sophomore year of college I went in on one of the big expensive Lego sets with two of my friends. We spent the rest of the day putting that sucker together. It was a blast. I’m sure most anyone can relate. When an intellectual property comes with so much nostalgia it is normal to be worried that a film adaptation will be patronizing and money-grabbing. Luckily The Lego Movie manages to avoid all that, and to do it in style.