It was a kids' movie for me this week as I checked out "The Lego Movie" from the library, along with "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. On Monday night, I slid the "Lego" DVD into the player and sat back to see what set off the "Everything is Awesome" earworm.
It was fun to imagine all the work that went into making such a movie, from the animation to the Legos themselves. Chris Pratt voices the character of Emmet, a basic face in the crowd in the Lego world. He's a construction worker, but he's really not special. Then he somehow is thrown into a situation where he is declared "the special" after finding "the Piece of Resistance"
and has to save the Lego universe. Throw in a few random characters that include Vitruvius, a hippy-like guru type voiced by Morgan Freeman, Superman, Batman, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Wonder Woman and Benny, an '80s spaceman, and you have a fast-paced adventure, Lego animation style.
I watched a good chunk of the movie Monday night, finishing on Tuesday and admittedly was hearing the "Everything is Awesome" song in my head. It may have been a little goofy at times, but it actually held my attention.
After getting another tax refund from the state a couple or so weeks ago, I used $50 to buy an Amazon gift card and get a few TV shows on DVD, which includes a season of "China Beach." Finally, I get to re-watch the show. The only thing is that I bought season 2 first, mainly because season 1 only had a few episodes (but I'll get it someday). Anyways, I also got more "Ghost Hunters" and season 8 of "House." I normally don't complain about Amazon, but on one of the DVD sets I ordered, which came on Thursday, the case was crushed. That led to broken pieces on the case, it was pretty much toast. The DVDs were intact though. And Amazon customer service has been pretty decent. I can either keep the set and get a refund of 30 percent off the price or get a replacement (but I'd have to ship back the item). Well the DVDs aren't broken, and I can get a new case somewhere, so the 30 percent it is. And after a couple of emails, Amazon is refunding $3.49 to my gift card, yay! Amazon's happy that I'm keeping the DVDs. Now to get a new case for three DVDs...