THE LEGO MOVIE Trailer Will Make You Shit Bricks

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THE LEGO MOVIE Trailer Will Make You Shit Bricks
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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insideoutJune 18, 2013 9:43 PM

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

Jason GorberJune 18, 2013 10:41 PM

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.

insideoutJune 18, 2013 10:58 PM

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 :)

Mad_Dog_YayanJune 18, 2013 11:26 PM

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

Jason GorberJune 18, 2013 11:49 PM

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

william chandraJune 19, 2013 12:37 AM

a movie you don't wanna step on

marshy00June 19, 2013 1:44 AM

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

The_DoodJune 19, 2013 11:12 AM

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

JonOnNaRunJune 19, 2013 1:19 PM

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?

Juan Andrés ValenciaJune 19, 2013 3:31 PM

I hate to say this but it looks pretty decent.

Simon de BruynJune 19, 2013 3:56 PM

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.

JonOnNaRunJune 19, 2013 4:19 PM

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.

Simon de BruynJune 19, 2013 5:21 PM

Yeah like math! It's maths! :)

JonOnNaRunJune 19, 2013 9:25 PM

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. ;-)