Soundtrack Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

Lego Movie Soundtrack

The Lego Movie Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Lego Movie by Mark Motherbaugh.

At a glance:

24 tracks
51 minutes of score
Geek Score: 90
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 31.3
Album Excellence: 61%
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Lego is awesome! I have some great childhood memories with Lego and of course the games are pretty good as well. Finally there’s a movie, and I don’t even know where to begin. The Lego universe is so vast, the games feature Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, Lord Of The Rings and others. In this movie you will see cameos from probably all of them. I know that Batman has a bigger role and there’s Gandalf, C-3PO, Green Lantern and more. Quite a task then for Mark Mothersbaugh to tie it all together in one score.

The score is fun as hell for the most part, it really is. There’s the epic opening cue ‘Prologue’ and the zany ‘Emmet’s Morning’. The wild west returns in ‘Into The Old West’. Batman get’s a “theme” in ‘Batman’, although it’s a bit off, and what’s with the weird vocals? Of course Lord Of The Rings gets a nod with ‘Middle Zealand’ which is superb.

Mothersbaugh uses a lot of these frantic electronic noises all over the score. It might rub someone the wrong way, but it’s a part of the score’s identity. I think it fits. I also enjoy the mix between almost retro electronica and modern epic scoring with big choirs. This one is a winner for me and a strong contender for animation score of the year.

HIGHLIGHTS:
2. Prologue
3. Emmet’s Morning
6. Into The Old West
10. Saloons And Wagons
12. Middle Zealand
14. Emmet’s Speech
15. Submarines And Metal Beard
16. Requiem For Cuckooland
17. Reaching The Kragle
19. The Truth
21. Let’s Put It All Back
22. I Am A Master Builder
23. My Secret Weapon
24. We Did It!

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Soundtrack Review: The Lego Movie (2014), 8.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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  • Movie Munce

    Lego is awesome. I’m actually quite sad this movie blew up like it did. I wanted it to be just for the nerds who actually played Legos.

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Oh? I thought it was a success?

      • Movie Munce

        Lego is an astonishing success. Bigger than anyone could have imagined. What I meant to say is that I didn’t want it to be as successful as it was. I just wanted it to be my little secret.

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