Trailer Tuesday: The Lego Movie

Written by Bill Bodkin and Logan J. Fowler

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Release Date: February 7

Starring (Voices): Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Day, Will Forte, Dave Franco, Jonah Hill, Liam Neeson, Shaq, Nick Offerman, Colbie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Channing Tatum, Billy Dee Williams

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Synopsis: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

Pre-Trailer Thoughts:

A full length movie featuring LEGOS? This could be either the greatest thing ever or make me cry my eyes out with disappointment! –LJF

With a cast this good they’d really have to write the worst movie in history for this not not to be at least somewhat entertaining. –BB

Rate the Trailer ( 1-5): Three out of five. While the trailer doesn’t make me laugh as much as I wish, there’s a LOT going on in the clips for the film. Plus, it features the Justice League, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and an incredible voice cast. Plus, Will Arnett as Batman? Perfection. –LJF

Four out five. “Listen to that rich molasses” That line alone makes me laugh hysterically after I hear it. I think the trailer does a great job of appealing to kids and the kid inside. It’s so visually dazzling that kids and parents will both be in a state of “Oooh.” Meanwhile the well-timed jokes and inside references might be over most kids’ heads but adults totally get it. –BB

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided: Theater. Not only am I reviewing the film for Pop-Break, but The Lego Movie is getting more than solid reviews, which is hyping me up for this movie even more. In addition, the impending weekend snowstorm is probably bumping this up to an opening night viewing. Am I excited? A little. Yeah I’m 30 years old and this looks like a flick ripe for the little ones but it just looks like a ton of fun. –LJF

This one will have to be a Rent for me. Sadly, due to timing (I’m reviewing Monuments Men then it’s a slew of birthdays and anniversaries) I won’t have the opportunity or funds to check this movie out in the cineplex. However, I will see it on DVD. I think this movie is the kind of film that’s really going to be a delight. As a former Lego kid seeing all the figures and bricks coming to life to tell is a story is the stuff of after school. Now seeing it come to “life” is just going to be something I want to experience. –BB

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