Saturday, February 8, 2014

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!


Last night I went with my daughter to the "BlockBuster" THE LEGO MOVIE.
I was going to go with her to the Father Daughter dance our church puts on every year, but the roads were getting icey and the church is across town. So we opted to go to the Alamo Drafthouse next to our house have dinner and a movie. We She was not disappointed.
I'll try my best not to spoil anything for those of you wanting to see it.





The original 3D computer animated story follows 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.
Chris Pratt (“Moneyball”) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (“Taken” and “Taken 2,” Oscar nominee for “Schindler’s List”) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop/Good Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.
Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” Emmy nominee for “30 Rock”), as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, “30 Rock”), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Wyldstyle shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) as a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; Alison Brie (NBC’s “Community”) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret, and Charlie Day as the spaceman Benny.
Via lego.wikia.com




The movie has had several clips out lately. With most movies when you go to the theater you think that all the best part have been put out and you are not going to get any substance. That is not the case with The LEGO Movie. You get the clips with different dialogue, or switched with something else that you have seen. There are plenty of surprises, and emotion for the movie to keep going. I actually found myself laughing at the "sad" parts, just because the supporting Actors (LEGO Figures) always had quirky expressions or sayings.


It comes as no surprise that this being a WB movie they would indoctrinate you with the DC LEGO's.
 Batman steals the scenes he is in.
The above pic is him in a colourful happy place, similar to a My Little Ponies, and CareBears Land. He only likes things that are dark and black, so naturally he is aggravated at having to be in this place.
Superman, Wonderwoman, Greenlantern all have cameos. The Flash is shown but only briefly. 

Several other cameos:

ninjago green ninja
Shaquille Oneal

William Shakespeare 

This will be one of those movies that you have to watch a few times to catch all the little details. 
The actors did an excellent job making everything tie up with the amazing graphics. Sometimes they would include strings holding things up that you could see on purpose, to add to the campy and funny feel of the movie. 


Out of all the actors in the movie I felt Will Ferrell did an outstanding job. He is the protagonist that our heros need to defeat. Not only did he nail the evilness of Lord Business down, but let his comedic side shine when it needed to. The Movie has a lesson for the Adults as well as the kids, and it is Ferrell that brings this aspect to Life.


"Behind the Bricks" You have to watch this it is too funny!

Do you plan on seeing this?
If you have what did you think?

38 comments:

  1. Good to know they didn't use all the best clips. Quite an impressive list of actors for the voices.
    You still had a father-daughter date as well, which is really cool.

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  2. It didn't take much convincing once I told her what we was going to see.

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  3. I wasn't originally interested in it, but your emphasizing the characters and the actors who play them helped kind of win me over. Will Ferrell was fantastic in "Megamind."

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  4. D A V I D! Boy I've missed being here. Life (though Good, as I try to keep in mind) is sure a big surprise sometimes...

    Thanks for not spoilering this so I could read your whole post. The boys, though almost 17 and 14 and I are SO looking forward to this movie. I'm glad it's as good as we had hoped. Also glad you and your daughter had some great special time together. Batman cameos...you had me at Batman cameos. He's my favorite superhero...not that I needed convincing for this movie, but still...

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  5. I may now see this movie because of your review and that great clip. Nice to know that they did not use all the good scenes in the trailers.

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  6. My brother and his 3-year-old daughter liked it.

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  7. glad to hear you and princess of Walstonia had a great time out :)
    Seems like a fun movie, but I think you need to have sentimental connection with Legos from your childhood in order to really enjoy it, and I never had Legos :(

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  8. That's cool! Ferrell does a great job, and Will Arnett did a great Batman.
    I didn't even think of Kevin Conroy one time.

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  9. Glad you're here!
    Batman is featured a lot more than the others he is basically one of the main characters.

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  10. The clip if you watch it a few times has several funny things happening in the background. The movie plays out the same way.

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  11. I think I liked it more than my daughter!
    Now I have to go buy the soundtrack for her, she keeps singing "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!"

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  12. LEGO's have been a staple in my life since the big ones that you can't swallow.
    My son is jealous he owns every LEGO video game out there.

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  13. lol, so funny. They need a better title, because I was going to avoid this movie, but the "Behind the Bricks" was hilarious and your review makes me want to go see it.

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  14. I might be a little overzealous in my sell of it, but it is rather funny.

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  15. This movie was inevitable. Glad to hear it worked out well.

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  16. I can see that it was coming out whether we liked it or not, but It doesn't feel like a movie trying to push toy sales down your throat.

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  17. That's good to hear. LEGO has grown so much, even in the past ten years or so - a major force in pop culture.

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  18. My son just went and saw it with his buddy and they loved it. I love Will Ferrell. He's always a genius.

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  19. Ferrell did a great job in this as well

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  20. If it gets a sequel I hope they can keep Phil Lord, and Chris Miller.

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  21. I'm glad you enjoyed this! I'll be honest and admit I probably won't be seeing it (no littles around to take, and well, probably not something I'd go to by myself), but it does look fun!

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  22. I'll be honest and say even if I didn't have little ones around, I would go see it.

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  23. My son and I went to see the movie on Saturday. He loved it! I thought it was pretty cool that they gave the kids a Lego Emmitt to put together.

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  24. Glad you had such a good time at the movie. I decided to wait until I see it, probably once it's on disk. I've become rather curmudgeonry in recent years.

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  25. They had something like that at the Toys R Us near our house the next day.

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  26. HA! I had the option of seeing it in 3D, but passed. That is as far as I would go.
    I didn't want to take off the Glasses to eat!

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  27. I am now ready to see it. It looks cute. I like cute. And my hubs will love the DC add ins.

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  28. This one isn't on my list. But it's good to know it's a multi-level movie. Glad you had fun with your daughter!

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  29. I have got to see this movie. The voice acting alone makes it a winner.

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  30. It realy does Maurice. I was hesitant of Will Arnett as Batman at first, but he won me over. At first I was in the "if it isn't Kevin Conroy then it's not Batman" camp when I saw who was cast.

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  31. Will Arnett needs to get more voice work. He's great.

    ---Sent from Boxer | http://getboxer.com

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  32. Even before the great reviews, I wanted to see this one. Now, I really, really want to see it.

    On a different note, I'm still hating Google for not letting me join thru GFC.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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  33. I totally give you, and the film, props then! If I get a chance, I may just have to check it out :)

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  34. Will Arnett needs to get more voice work. He's great.

    ---Sent from Boxer | http://getboxer.com

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  35. It is so worth it!
    Sorry, I have no clue how why it is still acting funky.

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  36. It is super cute without being annoying.
    The DC characters were my favorite part.

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  37. and I see that the movie has broken some records over the opening weekend :) Best opening for the studio when it comes to animated flicks and best February opening ever

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