Isn’t there a Lego movie every other week with Batman, Superman and Star Wars? It’s honestly hard to tell, there’s a Lego trailer all the time and this writer personally just drowns them all out, but Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” is something else entirely. First up, it’s directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors behind “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” who more than successfully transferred over into the world of live action with “21 Jump Street.” Writers and directors from the animation world, they have a great sense of comedy, rhythm, dimension and space; must-have elements for filmmakers.Well, they’re back in the world of animation with “Lego: The Movie,” and as lame and generic as the title may be — the whole thing can seem like just an excuse to sell toys (which it probably is, anyhow —the trailer is admittedly awesome.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
The voicecast of this one is great and features Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Chris Pratt and more. It also features characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more (thank you WB, who also own the rights) which adds an extra wrinkle of fun throughout.Due February 7, 2014, “The Lego Movie” looks like a lot of fun and probably has a lot of four quadrant potential. Watch the teaser below.