The Lego Movie: New Trailer & Images

Posted by The Daily Zombies Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Slowly but surely melting us into the pot, Warner Bros. Pictures and Lego have convinced us that a truly hilarious animation with enough reference to pop culture has been assembled, thanks to its source material. See for yourself with the first official trailer of The Lego Movie. 

In our First Look at The Lego Movie, we were taken by surprise how hilarious the first teaser trailer was and how well the Lego characters crossing all borders of pop culture gel perfectly into an intriguing set-up. Which is in itself a feat given the limited time allocated for the teaser trailer. As we got lost in our euphoria during All Hallows' Eve, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first official trailer for the much-anticipated animated film. And boy was it awesome. 

Without a shadow of a doubt, dynamic writer/director duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who previous efforts were the 2009 animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and last year's 21 Jump Street) has pulled off one hell of a stunt in delivering an animated film worthy of its iconic source materials: Lego, and general pop culture. With the new trailer, we get to witness more gut-busting antics apart from the impeccably cast Chris Pratt and crew (particularly notable would be Will Arnett's Batman), and glimpses at Liam Neeson's psychotic Good Cop/Bad Cop as well as Will Ferrell's Lord Business.

In normal circumstances, we here at The Daily Zombies are pretty annoyed by the notion of a trailer for a trailer. Not in this case, as these cool teasers come with their very peculiarities.

First up, Batman Vs. Superman almost happened as the Dark Knight has a near run-in with the Man of Steel.

Wyldstyle, the femme fatale portrayed by Elizabeth Banks is featured in this one.

Will Ferrell stretches his comedic (vocal) muscle as Lord Business, the conniving antagonist.

And introducing... Metal Beard (Nick Offerman)!

Images from the film.

The latest poster for the animated film.

Courtesy of USA Today, here are some soundbites from cast of the film.

Chris Pratt on Emmet, the protagonist:

"Emmet's enthusiasm is something we share. I seem to be really enthusiastic about things as well in life. Maybe more so than I should be. It's probably why (directors) Chris and Phil had me in mind when they created the character."

Elizabeth Banks on Wyldstyle:

"The free-spirited Master Builder has an independent streak as wild as the color streaks in her plastic hair. She’s a car-building specialist, tough and respected. She’s definitely on equal footing with the guys. She is real sassy. She overcomes all obstacles, including that she’s a tiny Lego. Wyldstyle is very much me in two-inch form. I brought as much of my sass and attitude that I could get into her.”

Director Phil Lord on Will Ferrell's President/Lord Business:

“The ruler of this universe wants everything to stay exactly where he put it and every piece to be in its place. Innovators like Master Builders drive him crazy.Ferrell is a good fit to voice both characters 'since he can get really frustrated in a really funny way'.” 

Director Phil Lord on Liam Neeson's Good Cop/Bad Cop:

“We would have Liam do a scene where he would have this friendly, high-pitched voice for Good Cop and then a mean, deep voice for Bad Cop. He was really good at it.”

Director Phil Lord on Morgan Freeman's Vitruvius:

“We thought he should look like Gandalf, and it would be so funny if we had this voice that everyone trusts. And then we gave him the most ridiculous things to say.”

Finally, Will Arnett on the Goddamn Batman:

“He does have a few shortcomings. He might not be the greatest Batman. But he’s the baddest character in the movie. And he’s a good guy.”

Here’s the official synopsis for the animated film:

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 erudite, anal-retentive 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, 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 Lucy, 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 Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) as a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (NBC’s “Community”) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

Starring Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie, The LEGO Movie is set to open in 3D on February 7, 2014.  


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