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Film Review - "The Lego Movie" (2014) - A Hero's Journey

Figure 1. 'The Lego Movie Poster'
A timeless and classic children’s constructible toy now comes to life in this hyperactive and bubblegum pop movie known as The Lego Movie (2014).
The concept of the Lego Movie can be perceived to follow Joseph Campell’s theory known as the Hero’s Journey, and can be split into three acts accordingly; Separation, Initiation, and Return. Each act has a series of steps within which portrays the path of each tale respectively. Although some stories can vary in the order, the initial concept remains the same.
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, both known for their collaborative directing on films such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) as well as 21 Jump Street (2012) and 22 Jump Street (2014), this whacky array of colour and adventure all begins with an ordinary construction worker, Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt). 
Our story begins in the first stage, the Ordinary World, where things are, as the title implies, ordinary. The hero…