THE LEGO MOVIE Makes Netflix Global Top 10 a Decade After Release

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THE LEGO MOVIE Makes Netflix Global Top 10 a Decade After Release

By Movieguide® Contributor

THE LEGO MOVIE earned a spot in Netflix’s global chart for the Top 10 Movies from June 3 to June 9.

Ten years after its release, the animation, whose lead character is voiced by Chris Pratt, is clearly still a smash hit.

“With 5.4 million hours viewed across 3.2 million viewers, it appears the film is already on track to replicate its original success in streaming form,” Screen Rant reported Wednesday.

For the same week on Netflix, THE LEGO MOVIE also sat in the Netflix US top ten list, ranking at No. 5.

“This may come as no surprise considering that the movie was such a hit when it dropped in 2014 that it led to the creation of a multimillion-dollar franchise as well as the production of a sequel, THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (2019) and two spinoffs, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE,” Collider said on Wednesday.

Movieguide® reported on THE LEGO MOVIE love in April:

[Lego’s head of global entertainment, Jill] Wilfert, believes the movie inspired those who watched it—a success in her book.

“I’ll be very un-Danish and brag a bit—it still shows up on a lot of people’s Top 20 animated films of all time, so I think it was both commercially and critically really beloved,” she said. “If anything, more [than] the critical acclaim, it was when people walked away from the film saying, ‘This really inspired me.’”

“For us, that was the most gratifying reaction that we could have gotten. We didn’t expect it, but certainly we were very pleased people recognized the quality and authenticity of the message,” she said.

The “authenticity of the message” is a key factor why audiences have flocked to see THE LEGO MOVIE. Movies with strong moral messages, like this one, are a hit with families and do well at the box office.

Movieguide®’s +1 review of the Teddy Bear Award® winning movie reads:

THE LEGO MOVIE is an animated comedy about a heroic underdog. Emmet is just a regular guy until one day he finds the peace of resistance. As a prophecy goes, whoever finds this powerful tool is said to be the “special one” who will save the world. No one would expect Emmet to be “the special one,” but he has a good heart and tries to help. Emmet only has three days before a deceitful dictator posing as a good guy destroys the world.

Extremely well done, THE LEGO MOVIE is hilarious. The animation is top notch, and the characters are clever. THE LEGO MOVIE stresses sacrifice and a father-son relationship. There’s also a political message. The villain in the movie is a dictator who stifles creativity and wants to control everything. All ages will enjoy THE LEGO MOVIE. However, there is some confusing content in that the villain calls himself President Business, but he tyrannically opposes a free market for business. THE LEGO MOVIE is a hilarious movie with great animation and a strong moral worldview containing a strong Christian allegory.

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