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The first Nativity! flick is a gentle gem, a sweet little Christmassy testament to indie British filmmaking. The second suffered from trying to recapture the magic of its predecessor, but it was a solid three-star effort. Alas, this third addition to the franchise is utterly absymal, brainless and hopeless from front to back. The plot, if you can consider it that, makes absolutely zero sense, stretching the bounds of credulity way beyond breaking point. It fails on every level. A…
A meticulously-animated blend of exciting kid-flick comedy-action, and insightful commentary on such. It works on so many different levels: there's the meta-referencing, there's the self-aware understanding of Lego and rules and what it means to break them; but there's also the thrilling action parody, the near-constant runs of insanely good jokes, and the beautifully realised, Lego-fied look. I'll be extremely impressed if any 2014 animated movie outdoes this high-water mark.