The Lego Movie has it all. I especially loved the part with the plastic, depilated Lego gals groping each other tastefully while having wrenching discussions about oysters and “L’Être et le néant: Essai d’ontologie phénoménologique.” Come on! — what’s not to lick, I mean like, about a film whose schizoid policeman, played by, alternately, Liam Neeson and Liam Neeson, is called Good Cop/Bad Cop? Or whose evil protagonist is dubbed President Business — in a masterly (or as we say in America, masterful) performance from Will Ferrell, who was of course equally impressive, and really the only believable character, in Blue Is the Warmest Color? I wish I could spoil the plot of the The Lego Movie by talking about the pitcher’s phenomenal central trope, its, shall we say, pièce de résistance. But I can’t, because that would be … translating.
20 March 2014