LEGO Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies
Bottom Line:

Its creepy if you watch it as an adult, but kids will have fun

I know actors always need a paycheck, but cmon!


Lego Hero Factory: The Rise of the Rookies is the newest addition in the series of movie adaptations of popular Lego toy lines. 


I am going to get this out of the way now and say if you are over the age of 10, there is no reason to watch this movie. It is so deep in catering to children that I felt like a pedophiliac watching the movie by myself. So unless you have kids, don't watch this. 


But as far as children entertainment goes, it's decent. It may be shamelessly contrived, cliched and lazy, but what kid could pick up on that. If your kid loves Lego's then I don't see why he wouldn't enjoy this cartoon. The animation is slick up close, but beyond the close shots its easy to see that a lot of time wasn't spent on the rest of the animation. 


As I said earlier that some actors need a paycheck, it is sad to see the actors who are associated with a film like this. Malcom McDowell, who has been a bad guy in countless movies and Mark Hamill, who most know him as Luke Skywalker. Now I know both these actors have done plenty of bad movies, but they are talented and well known enough to get much better work than this. It seems these actors just want to be forgotten when they do work like this. 


So although there is nothing to recommend about this forgettable cartoon, there is no reason why you wouldn't have you kids watch this to shut them up for a little while. It is kiddie approved!

Review by Alex Tracy