Lego: The Adventures Of Clutch Powers (2010)

Rating: **
Review Date: 6/21/22

"This is why I work alone..."

Clutch Powers is Lego City's most famous explorer and he's always worked alone, until now. When three super villains break out of a prison planet, Clutch is assigned to a team of experts to help track down the bad guys and put them back in jail. The "experts" consist of a brawn-over-brains idiot with a flair for destruction, a brainy and beautiful biologist, and a socially awkward lovesick engineer. Naturally, none of them get along and Clutch has his hands full trying to get everyone working together as a team. The first villain they go after is an evil sorcerer who has taken over a medieval-themed planet, which turns out to be the only villain they go after as the others are relegated to sequels that never got made.

It's a fun and lighthearted adventure, but the themes and humor are just a little too juvenile for my tastes. It sadly lacks the charm and more sophisticated wit of "The Lego Movie" (2014), which can make it rather tedious to watch. However, it looks great and the brightly colored Lego world pops right off the screen in all of its plastic glory. Younger viewers will probably be thrilled, while older viewers may find themselves bored with the lack of substance.