2 in 1 blogpost: LEGO Movie review and Raise the steaks!

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So, we went to Liverpool today, myself, Mother, Sam, and Jane and Daniel (who are friends of ours) and we went to a Wetherspoons for Lunch, before watching the LEGO Movie. So let’s dig into another Raise the steaks and LEGO Movie film review!

Raise the steaks: The Welkin

Now you are all aware of the ranking system of my Raise the steaks reviews, but if not they are all below:
Very rare: *

Rare: **

Medium: ***

Well done: ****

Very Well Done: *****

Wetherspoon’s is a British pub chain with headquarters in Watford, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, the company owns over 900 outlets. The chain champions cask ale, low prices, long opening hours, and no music.

Service

The service was good, nothing to be faulted on. But you did have to order your food at the bar. It scores a rare from me.

Waiting Time

Waiting time was pretty good. The food actually arrived in around 10-15 minutes, and it didn’t feel like the wait dragged on, despite the amount of people there. I give it a well done.

Facilities

The facilities score a medium from me. We had a booth seat, but the one we sat at was too close to the stairs, making it awkward for me to go to the toilet, with food and people going up and down. But nothing really bad about it, apart from the place where we sat. We had a homeless guy come in to try and take some chips, that’s not cool.

Cleanliness

Cleanliness also scores a medium, again nothing to fault it on, but I reckon that it could have been better. It was clean enough for someone to eat there, but I thought it was pretty average.

 

Food

The food was good. I enjoyed my steak, though a little pink in the middle. I did have one complaint hovever, which was that a good chunk of the steak was entirely fat. This gives me the honour of scoring the food a medium.

 

Conclusion

The Welkin scores an average 3 from me. It wasn’t really that bad to be honest, but it could have been a little bit better in my opinion. Would I recommend it? maybe. Would I eat there again? Perhaps. It was a nice place to eat in the middle of Liverpool.

LEGO Movie film review time!

Soooooo. What did I think of the LEGO Movie. It was OK, it was average. I went with the little brother, he really wanted to see it so I thought I’d be kind and take him, and….OK I LOVED THE FILM, IT WAS ME IT WAS ME IT WAS ME WHO WANTED TO GO, I REALLY LOVED IT, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

In theory, the LEGO Movie couldn’t work. You’re going to turn a toy into a movie, this is going to be the longest advert for LEGO products that parents are going to take their young, cranky children to see who will then pass the nearest Toy shop and say ‘MUMMY, BUY ME LEGO NOWWWWW!’. In theory, this could have been the worst film put on in 2014, but it wasn’t. The LEGO Movie is one of the funniest, cutest, and awesomest movie that anyone could watch.

I cannot lie, I really got into the film. It was an overdone plot, but they pulled it off in a way that you wouldn’t expect (And which I will talk about in a Tumblr review). The only real problem I had with the movie was the start, it was a bit slow, but I started to get into it once the main plot point was first established.

The characters were, to put it frankly, HA HA Funny! I think that my favourite is Uni-kitty, a half unicorn half cat creature. She was adorable and hilarious. Batman was funny, Wyldstyle was cool, Benny the astronaut was awesome (And I like that he has a name with class), and Emmet was the best protagonist going. He was funny, charming and had a lot of heart for a piece of plastic. I rate this film a 8.5 out of 10 for Laugh out Loud moments, great characters, a good plot and BATMAN (YEAH, FUDGING BATMAN, YEAH), and also there were a few surprises and hidden jokes (not those ones). It was a surprising film that I think you and your little brother or Sister will enjoy.

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