Is The LEGO Movie Actually Good? Two Critics Discuss.

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Feb. 8 2014 10:18 AM

Spoiler Special: The LEGO Movie

The Lego Movie (2014).
The Lego Movie (2014)

Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Picture

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with Slate senior editor David Haglund about The LEGO Movie, the surprisingly well reviewed new film based on popular plastic toys. Is the movie a sweet, rollicking epic, or a two-hour advertisement? Could it be both? What makes it work as well as it does?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.