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THE LEGO MOVIE Trailer Looks Seriously Awesome

If there’s one thing most of us can relate to, it’s LEGO. A staple in childhood homes for decades, the colorful interlocking plastic bricks encourage and foster a personalized imagination. Whether a child likes cowboys, Barbie dolls, or cars, there’s usually a LEGO set available for any interest.

It is delightful news to fans of all ages that Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer and poster for The LEGO Movie. Hitting theatres on February 7th, 2014, The LEGO Movie follows Emmet, an average and oblivious LEGO mini-figure voiced by Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation). Emmet is identified as the fix-all to saving the world for reasons unknown, even to him. The trailer aptly calls it the biggest film “ever assembled”, a good indication of the film’s tongue-in-cheek humor.

The LEGO Movie trailer introduces the all-too-normal Emmet, who looks like he just rolled in off his longboard and has no clue why he has been identified as a savior by a counsel who appears concerned with the world’s fate. As Morgan Freeman voices the leader of this wise counsel, viewers are treated to an intense montage of exciting action scenes, including one where Batman flys over a LEGO-built land with Emmet. We also see Emmet become smitten with a fellow LEGO mini-figure, perhaps setting up for a juicy love story.

The film’s poster shows a construction crew of LEGO mini-figures assembling the world that the film takes place in, using nothing but those iconic, colorful blocks. It is awe-inspiring to see the world that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) created.

Viewers of the film can be certain that the characters will be memorable. In addition to Freeman’s old mystic character and the protagonist (Emmet), Will Ferrell stars as Emmet’s primary rival, President Business, a demanding CEO with his sights set on world domination and micro-management. Oscar-nominated Liam Neeson plays President Business’ sidekick.

Other characters that appear throughout Emmet’s quest include Lucy, a no-nonsense character played by Elizabeth Banks who acts as Emmet’s guide; a swashbuckling pirate voiced by Nick Offerman (best known as Ron Swanson, also from the hit TV show Parks & Recreation); a team member with special abilities voiced by Alison Brie; and of course, Will Arnett as Batman. Other popular LEGO characters are also said to be making an appearance.

Based on the trailer and poster, The LEGO Movie looks to be great family fun. It may be one of those rare films that will have both parents and children laughing out loud. At the very least they are sure to bond over the fond memories they each have of LEGO. While some may perceive the film as little more than intelligent marketing on the part of LEGO, there’s no doubting the commitment of the film crew. With excellent actors participating in what looks like a beautiful, vibrant world full of humor and character, The LEGO Movie should be on all moviegoers’ horizons.

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Scott Huntington is a writer, reporter, blogger, and tech-geek. He currently lives in PA and with his wife and son. Follow Scott at @SMHuntington

 

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Scott Huntington

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Scott Huntington is a writer, reporter, blogger, and movie-geek. He currently lives in PA and with his wife and son, writing about movies and beyond. Follow Scott at @SMHuntington or check out his blog, blogspike.com