THE LEGO MOVIE Trailer Will Make You Shit Bricks

Jason Gorber, Featured Critic
Out of all the movie trailers that leave me hyperventilating with excitement, from stunning teases of Scorsese or Coen Brothers films to crazy/awesome looking Polish semi-documentaries, you might be surprised that a little film coming out in 2014 from Warner might top them all.

For here, for your viewing pleasure, is the brickiest film of next year. Does it have Batman in it? Check. Ninja Turtles? Why not. 1980s Space Guy? BRING IT ON!

For this unapologetic Lego nerd ("It's Lego Bricks, dammit, NOT LEGOS!"), I couldn't be happier with this project. It matches the style of a number of really terrific shorts that the Lego group has commissioned, and while I at first worried it'd be some computer animated kiddie fest, the stop-motion animation with real bricks (augmented through CGI, of course) looks terrific.

The voice cast also sounds terrific, from Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Wills Arnett and Ferrell, to megaperformers like Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson (!!!).

So, while you are all waiting for another group to "assemble" in 2015, I'll been in line a year earlier with the rest of the blockheads for something that looks to have all the pieces in place.
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  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I hate to say this but it looks pretty decent.

  • Theorist Complex

    Are you getting paid to protect Lego's trademark?

    Because frankly, that's the only reason I can think of why all of the Lego dorks keep screaming and whining about how they AREN'T called "Legos" but rather, are to be referred to as "LEGO® bricks". Don't forget the TM symbol!! (smh)

    I mean, you DO realize, that's why Lego is so adamant about the name Lego not falling into colloquial usage, right?

  • Snoop Lion

    Who calls them Legos? I thought it was like the word "sheep", Lego being both singular and plural? Maybe that's just vernacular in Australia - not to mention Leggos is a pasta sauce brand.

  • Theorist Complex

    Yeah, not so much, or at all, I presume, in the UK, EU and beyond, but here in the US the majority of people have simply resorted to calling the bricks and pieces themselves "Legos" instead of the technically correct "Lego bricks".

    It's just another one of our Americanized colloquialisms, which "some" people evidently have real problems with.

  • Snoop Lion

    Yeah like math! It's maths! :)

  • Theorist Complex

    LOL I don't hear that one very much at all. But then again, I try to surround myself with educated people who aren't inbred. ;-)

  • marshy00

    Their recent DC HEROES UNITE film is actually really good, so I'm genuinely excited for this.

  • a movie you don't wanna step on

  • insideout

    yeaaaah. Sorry it's full CGI and no real bricks were harmed during the production.

  • Mad_Dog_Yayan

    If any bricks were harmed, the PETB (People for the Ethical Treatment of Bricks) will be making headlines

  • Again, I think it's a hybrid, but I can't find any real news about that aspect. Regardless, it sure looks to be a nice mix of the physical with the virtual.

    They did bring in one of the Robot Chicken guys to help out, that always bodes well... Expect a kids movie that just might pander to 40-somethings that still play with their toys.

  • The_Dood

    Yep, sorry to burst your bubble, but it's entirely CG. I used to work there :P

  • insideout

    It's animated by Animal Logic and it's known to be full CG like all
    their animation movies insofar. It's just very good CG photography something they are known for. You probably paid them a huge compliment thinking it was stop motion or a hybrid :)

  • Well, there you go... I'll leave my ignorance above as a testament to some spectacular specularity...

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