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View Full Version : The LEGO Movie (2/7/2014, Lord & Miller)


RichC2
04-23-12, 09:15 PM
...written and directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street)... that alone means I'm in, shit.


LEGO is set to burst out of the big screen in 3D on February 28, 2014, Warner Bros announced today. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, who also wrote the screenplay, the computer-animated adventure will feature some classic and some new characters from the world of the construction toys. Long time Robot Chicken director Chris McKay is also attached as co-director. Lord and Miller worked together on this year’s 21 Jump Street and 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. The first full-length LEGO film, which is still in production, is based on a story by Lord, Miller, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman. LEGO 3D will be produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

RocShemp
04-23-12, 09:42 PM
Suddenly this project seems interesting.

EdTheRipper
04-23-12, 10:48 PM
My son is a HUGE Lego fan, so we're definitely in.

resinrats
04-24-12, 12:49 AM
Well I guess if Battleship gets turned into a movie, building blocks are next. Lets hope Michael Bay directs Connect Four in a few years.

I imagine a scene where 2 Lego people want to build a house. A Lego truck pulls up and dumps out a pile of bricks & throws the people an instruction book. They follow step by step and put their house togther. Of course since men are shown to be stupid, when the house is about done, they notice an extra brick. That dummy husband skipped a step & now they have to partially pull their house apart to get that brick placed where it should go. Of course they starve to death because their fridge is just a couple of stacked bricks with a fridge door sticker stuck to the side.

RichC2
10-22-12, 01:03 PM
Pushed up 3 weeks to Feb 7th, 2014. Exciting I know.

The CGI-animated 3D film originally was slotted for February 28, 2014, but now will open three weeks earlier on February 7. Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt and Will Arnett will voice characters in Lego, about an ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street) direct the Warner Bros tentpole, wrote the script and share story credit with Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing.

To its credit, it's been a while since I've seen a movie about a bad guy wanting to glue the universe together.

milo bloom
10-23-12, 09:51 AM
If you've ever been to any of the Legoland centers, they have a theater where you can watch one of two 3D short films. The one we saw just a few weeks ago was a "sword and sorcery" type about a blacksmith and an evil wizard and it was quite frankly pretty good. There were some gimmicky 3D scenes, but it was overall a fun little story. If they can pull off a similar showing for the movie, it should be fun.

RichC2
06-18-13, 10:24 PM
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Draven
06-19-13, 07:21 AM
Looks fun to me - neat they include recognizable characters. I think someone threw a shark in that opening scene too :lol:

discostu1337
06-19-13, 10:50 AM
Being huge LEGO fans, and my GF working at a LEGO store, we are definitely in!

superdeluxe
06-19-13, 02:14 PM
Looks hilarious. We are in. I think it will be a easy sell for the kid as well.

Drexl
06-19-13, 08:08 PM
Huh, I didn't expect this to look like stop-motion (not that it's a bad thing). I was expecting more smoothly animated like cutscenes from the games.

klemsaba
06-19-13, 09:24 PM
Blue Space Man with the cracked helmet is a nice touch! All my space guys had cracked helmets!

Larry C.
06-19-13, 10:06 PM
I'm in!

Giles
06-19-13, 10:19 PM
Huh, I didn't expect this to look like stop-motion (not that it's a bad thing). I was expecting more smoothly animated like cutscenes from the games.

even though it's CG'd the intentional stop motion look seems very appropriate.

this looks goofy fun - I'm game!

Lord Zarak
11-01-13, 11:49 AM
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TomOpus
11-01-13, 12:20 PM
It will be interesting how the movie fares with audiences. It looks funny as hell, though.

Supermallet
11-01-13, 01:04 PM
I didn't realize that Lord and Miller were doing this. I am in.

Solid Snake
11-01-13, 01:12 PM
Totally forgot Neeson was in this.

RocShemp
11-01-13, 01:27 PM
I'm a grown ass man and want to watch movie about Legos? Hell yes I do!

AaronHernandez
11-03-13, 01:54 AM
Lets hope Michael Bay directs Connect Four in a few years.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR3N9aHIKCc

Jay G.
11-04-13, 07:12 PM
Here's the trailer with a special Batman intro:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_JOBCLF-I


Also, outtake from Batman intro:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UdPFU1eAlI


And WyldeStyle is a badass:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxqda4I67Vo

islandclaws
11-04-13, 07:24 PM
I'm a grown ass man and want to watch movie about Legos? Hell yes I do!

Surprisingly, this is also me right now. Looks totally fun.

My Other Self
11-04-13, 07:30 PM
I'm a grown ass man and want to watch movie about Legos? Hell yes I do!As silly as it may seem I think in today's day and age Lego sets are more associated with adults than the current generation of kids. A lot of it is nostalgia. I know I find myself wanting to buy every set I see when they come out with things like TMNT and all the DC lines but I'd have no room for any of it.

Supermallet
11-04-13, 08:11 PM
LEGO has been very good at marketing to people of all ages. And the LEGO video games do a good job of being entertaining for all ages. So I see nothing weird about wanting to see this movie, especially if Lord & Miller are involved.

Dean Kousoulas
11-05-13, 03:58 PM
Yea, this looks like it could be a lot of fun.

RocShemp
11-05-13, 06:37 PM
I know I find myself wanting to buy every set I see when they come out with things like TMNT and all the DC lines but I'd have no room for any of it.

I'm in the same boat. If I'm ever in a store, I purposefully head to the toy aisle to check out all the Lego sets. :)

Lord Zarak
01-24-14, 10:15 AM
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I cannot possibly love this movie more than I do right now.

OldBoy
01-24-14, 11:00 AM
I thought it was stupid to come out with a theatrical release of this brand, but the trailers make it look like a lot of fun will be had.

Giles
01-24-14, 11:11 AM
I thought it was stupid to come out with a theatrical release of this brand, but the trailers make it look like a lot of fun will be had.

yes! and I hope the 3D is well implemented.

RocShemp
01-27-14, 01:50 PM
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Rob V
01-27-14, 02:07 PM
I hope this spawns a whole bunch of cool Lego sets for me to collect... err, for my son to collect.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
01-27-14, 02:11 PM
I hope this spawns a whole bunch of cool Lego sets for me to collect... err, for my son to collect.

There's already a bunch in stores now.

fujishig
01-27-14, 02:12 PM
Like they would mar this kind of movie with cheap merchandising. :)

BTW, the sets are fantastic. The medium sized sets have two models that you can build; so for instance you can either build a normal garbage truck with the pieces, or a flying, robot eating garbage truck; what a great excuse to actually get kids to tear down and build up legos instead of just building the spaceship once and then slowly losing all the pieces...

RocShemp
01-30-14, 06:45 PM
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mikehunt
02-01-14, 06:42 PM
I loved my legos as a kid
I like that they have the old school space guys in this and not just the more recent legos that are almost all theme based now. even if it's only a couple of scenes

after hearing Morgan Freeman's voice in teh trailer I checked imdb to see what other big actors were doing voices
cool that Anthony Daniels is doing 3PO and Billy Dee Williams is doing Lando, too bad they couldn't find a way to get Ford to do Han

Giles
02-03-14, 01:46 AM
I loved my legos as a kid
I like that they have the old school space guys in this and not just the more recent legos that are almost all theme based now. even if it's only a couple of scenes

after hearing Morgan Freeman's voice in teh trailer I checked imdb to see what other big actors were doing voices
cool that Anthony Daniels is doing 3PO and Billy Dee Williams is doing Lando, too bad they couldn't find a way to get Ford to do Han

I didn't see '42' so I can't comment on his acting in it... but... Ford (or his agent for that matter) can't seem to get prime roles nowadays, he should been in this just for the sheer fun of it ... oh well...

RichC2
02-03-14, 06:36 PM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_lego_movie/

Currently at 100% with 13 reviews and an 8.4/10 average score.

Michael Corvin
02-03-14, 07:57 PM
As a lego fan I wish they would have given out a free minifig opening weekend.

Dr. DVD
02-03-14, 08:03 PM
I will be in attendance for this one, possibly at the first showing on Thursday night.

fujishig
02-03-14, 08:06 PM
As a lego fan I wish they would have given out a free minifig opening weekend.

Regal is giving out a pajamas emmet figure, AMC has a robot DJ, but both are for the 3d showings only (and for regal at least, you have to be part of their free club).

Also, lots of moviecash with purchase: buy the lego game at BB, get movie cash, or spend $50 on movie legos at TRU and you get a ticket (movie legos are also 20% off and for once they didn't jack up the retail price).

Deftones
02-03-14, 08:36 PM
Gamestop also movie cash for it.

Deftones
02-03-14, 08:39 PM
Looks like WB loves it so much already they are proceeding with a sequel: http://news.moviefone.com/2014/02/03/lego-movie-sequel

Troy Stiffler
02-04-14, 08:09 AM
I'm a little shocked that this looks so appealing to me.

superdeluxe
02-04-14, 09:04 AM
My 3 1/2 yo son every day says he wants to go to the Lego movie.

Solid Snake
02-04-14, 09:18 AM
Was really iffy on the concept but the first trailer sold me on this so quickly. That and the cast.

B.A.
02-04-14, 10:01 AM
My 3 1/2 yo son every day says he wants to go to the Lego movie.

Yeah, my son is almost five and he can't wait to see it.

Glad the reviews are positive so far.

bluetoast
02-04-14, 12:17 PM
Yeah that first trailer from a while back got me on board. I'm in for opening weekend and a figurine.

Quack
02-04-14, 12:32 PM
These two stopped by our television station today....

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Solid Snake
02-04-14, 12:59 PM
Was everything awesome?!