A girl named Emily Jones (Ashleigh Ball) gets accidentally teleported to a magical elf world and has to unite the four elf elements, fire, earth, wind, and water, to find her way back home.
Love, friendship, teamwork
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13
This mini-movie was pretty low quality. They used, like, three actors for six or seven characters and tried to squish a bunch of serious, sentimental stuff into thirty minutes, which only succeeded in making it totally funny. However, the story was really good! If it were a full-length movie, it would be amazing. I’m thinking a Barbie movie, created around the time of Magic of Pegasus.
My favorite character in Unite the Magic is probably Azari…she’s crazy and all…but there’s no one I’m super attached to. Naida is too sentimental, Farren is too professional, Aira is too gushy, Azari is too cowardly, Emily is too Hiccup-y (for anyone who doesn’t know, that means everybody loves her too much), and Aunt Portal-keeper Lady is too immature.
I do like that Lego made a “girl theme” that isn’t all about “friendship and fashion and makeup and leggings and things.” I love fantasy, so it is nice to have sets with dragons and elves and adventure stuff.
I wouldn’t recommend watching this if your goal is to be entertained, but if you just like Lego Elves and want to know what the sets are all about, then it couldn’t hurt. The cheesiness sometimes drives me nuts when I see it, so if that happens to you, you’re not the only one.