Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The LEGO Movie Trailer

Superman and Batman together in one movie at last! It's the LEGO movie. It's got Will Arnett as Batman and all sorts of other superheroes, ninja turtles and popular culture characters popping up in little yellow brick form. Will Ferrel, Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson are also on voice duties in what promises to be an epic or very small proportions.

It is directed by the guys who gave us Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street so although the trailer is unlikely to make you laugh out loud, there is at least some potential for plenty of silliness to please the kids and witty banter for the adults.

What I'm really sad about is the decision to go with digital animation over stop motion animation. The internet is filled with brilliant (and many not so brilliant) stop motion animations lovingly crafted by people in their bedrooms using the little Lego blocks and figures. However the makers have gone for what must be an easier (correct me if I'm wrong) option of digitally creating the world and characters. I'm sure it will lose of the charm of many amateur efforts in the internet.

I guess they are going for the full Brickbuster effect to maximise the appeal but it's a shame that stop motion isn't the format of choice for The LEGO Movie makers. Either way, let's hope that the film can be as imaginative and fun as the product itself has been for generations of kids since the interlocking blocks first emerged over 60 years ago. Here is the trailer:

More trailers at I Love That Film:

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolverine

Pacific Rim

Man of Steel and The Desolation of Smaug

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