After jumping over into the world of live-action with ’21 Jump Street’, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller get back into the world of animation for ‘The LEGO Movie’. It may seem like a cash grab and an extended advertisement for LEGO bricks and toys, but is this trailer entertaining!
The trailer starts off with proclaiming that ‘The LEGO Movie’ brings together “the world’s greatest heroes” in the “the biggest movie ever assembled”. A tough claim to follow up especially with ‘The Avengers’ just released last year. But then the directors show us the style of comedy to be expected when the next scene itself is of a LEGO figure named Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) who doesn’t know what’s going on.
‘The LEGO Movie’ trailer then shows us a wise old man named Vitruvius (voiced by Morgan Freeman) who informs everyone present, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Michelangelo (both the painter as well as one-quarter of the Ninja Turtles), that President Business (voiced by Will Ferrell) plans to end their LEGO world as “we know it”. Vitruvius also informs them that their saviour is Emmet’s character, who has clearly landed up there due to a case of mistaken identity.
Cut to a Pitbull song which samples the popular eighties song ‘Take On Me’, ‘The LEGO Movie’ trailer then goes on to show some of the action beats in the film. Emmet hitches a ride on a car, and on a flying machine, with none other than Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) for company.
‘The LEGO Movie’ features stop-motion animation which really suits the movement of the LEGO figures. ‘The LEGO Movie’ will also feature voices of Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie besides the one listed above.
Be assured that ‘The LEGO Movie’ will feature a whole lot of pop-cultural cameos, just like Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ last year. We can only hope for ‘The LEGO Movie’ to be as good as the Disney film, but with Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing ‘The LEGO Movie’, we’d like to believe we’re in the right hands.
Warner Bros. is producing ‘The LEGO Movie’ (because of which you get to see Batman, the Ninja Turtles, etc. in the film as they own the rights) and it is set for release in 2014, with no fixed date as yet.