The Lego Movie ★★★★½

Clever, satirical pop-culture references abound in this charming animation that could only be thought up by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. Deconstructing the very idea of an action blockbuster and child imagination, the sheer creativity of each set piece is both beautiful and mind-blowingly well put together. Rapid fire gags and meticulous details in the background make for a movie that I will be revisiting every year to come. The first "must see" movie of the year.