For me, the best part of The LEGO Movie was Wil Arnett’s Batman, so I was pretty happy to watch a whole film. Batman, the lone hero, realising that he needs to work in a team if he is to succeed? The type of cheese ideal for a children’s film. There was enough Wil Arnett in it to keep my attention, but I can’t say I loved it – have I finally outgrown kids movies? (Say it ain’t so!)
After a very public fight, Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) are banned from international ice skating championships. But luckily there is a loophole – they can compete in pair skating. But with only a month to find partners, they end up skating together, doing things only two men can do. This puts them in direct competition with brother and sister pair Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg (Wil Arnett and Amy Poehler) who will do anything to win.
You know those Will Ferrell comedies that are ridiculous and insane and could be very funny or totally awful? This is one of those. I think it is mostly pretty funny. But then, I totally love Amy Poehler and I also totally love Will Arnett. So, there was a high chance I’d be liking this. I really like Will Arnett’s dumb.
If you like these comedies, I reckon you’ll like this. I also really like the slightly not-quite-right CG work that puts the actors’ faces on the skaters’ bodies – kind of not right, and hilarious. Oh, and William Fichtner is in it. I love that man – I’ll watch him in anything.