Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Lego Movie

Yes you did not misread the title, this is a post about "The Lego Movie".  There is a film coming out in February 2014, about legos.  Right off the bat, it made me think of "Wreck it Ralph" except this time it is Legos and not video games.
Every single thing in this movie was rendered to look just like Legos.  Things like the water, smoke and other effects are actually legos (lasers in the film are the lego rods used in any Lego lightsaber sets).  Their isn't a whole lot known about the film at this point.  One thing we do know is that this film is packed with A, B and C List celebrities from all corners of the business.  The lead, Emmett, is played by Chris Pratt (Moneyball, Parks and Rec, etc).  He is surrounded by actors such as Will Ferrel, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeso, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Will Arnett and many many more.  There is not a single unknown quantity in this film, every single name is one that the audience should know.  This film is being directed by Phil Lord (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, producer How I Met Your Mother) and Chris Miller (same credits).
At this point only the basic plot of the film is known.  Emmett is mistaken to be the "MasterBuilder", which seems to be some sort of destiny that renders him very powerful.  He is pulled onto a journey where he must go up against a villain who is trying to "glue the universe together".  In my mind I see this either being incredible or horrible.  We will see...

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