‘The Lego Movie’ is Real and Features an All-Star Cast – Watch the Trailer [VIDEO]
The first movie on my 2014 “must see” list (I like to work ahead), has a name, and that name is The Lego Movie.
Set for release on February 7th, 2014, The Lego Movie essentially does what I did as a kid, and what my 8-year old son does now; it brings to life the adventures we played out in our minds when the living room couch was transformed into a home base for the good guys as they took on the evil doer’s on recliner mountain.
The toys of my childhood seem to be more popular now than they were during my childhood. Realizing they need to stay relevant in this digital age as kids interests have evolved, the minds behind everyone’s favorite building blocks have had enjoyed continued success by lending their product to video games and TV shows.
Written and directed by the team that brought us Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the 21 Jump Street movie starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, the film features Chris Pratt (NBC’s Parks & Recreation) as Emmet, a blue collar guy called upon to save the Lego world from the evil Lord Business (voiced by Will Farrell) after he’s mistaken for the “Master Builder” by some sort of Lego Council led by Morgan Freeman.
The film also features Will Arnett as Batman, the aforementioned Channing Tatum as Superman, and Liam Neeson as Lord Buisness’ right-hand man, Bad Cop.
What I like about the look of the film, that may turn others away, is that while they created the entire thing using computer-generated imaging (CGI), they stayed true to the movements of the Lego people; meaning they walk straight-legged because they have no knees, and their arms only move up and down due to their lack of elbows.
The film has been in the works for some time, so how I’m just now hearing about it, I don’t know, but you can bet I’ll be in a theater somewhere during the month of February with popcorn in hand ready to be entertained.