The Lego Movie: Final Preview

Posted by The Daily Zombies Saturday, February 8, 2014

Everything is Awesome!!! Brace yourself for what is easily the first of our most anticipated films of the year as Warner Bros. Pictures launches The Lego Movie this weekend. The Daily Zombies takes a final look at the CG animated film that is sweeping the critics with universal acclaim. 

Since our First Look at The Lego Movie, we have been pleasantly surprised by the incredible banter and sense of wonder that the animated film has instilled in us through the various trailers. From the very same writer/director duo who brought us 2009 animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the live-action 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, The Lego Movie has unwitting carve its mark on our undead consciousness to the point that it has gradually warmed its way into our undead heart with its quirkiness, excellent voice cast and a potentially uproarious storyline.

With news that Warner Bros. has already begun developing the sequel (via The Wrap) and speculations that the film's track, "Everything is Awesome!!!", is slated to dethrone Frozen's Let It Go as the next most catchy animation main theme, the launch of The Lego Movie has eventually been transformed in an event by itself. And with relatively poor contenders from the new films this week, The Lego Movie is expected to make some incredible business at the box office. 

Our two cents? Go grab your ticket for what is quite likely to be a credible contender for the animation of the year (especially when Pixar is out of action this year).

In our previous coverage on the animated film, we checked out the trailers focusing on each main character from Chris Pratt's Emmet Brickowski, the protagonist of the film, to the goddamn Batman. We take a final look at the promising animated film by checking out the well-produced trailers and featurette.

First up, here's an amazing featurette entitled "Behind the Bricks", giving you a good test to the theory that the impeccable voice of Morgan Freeman would make even the phone book sound interesting. And wait till you hear Lucius Fox trying out his Batman voice, apart from other gut-busting antics from the cast.

Making good use of its licencing options, The Lego Movie take on Man of Steel in this trailer complete with Channing Tatun's take on Superman.

In this TV spot, Green Lantern gets the highlight... in a wrong way.

And here's a link to "Everything Is Awesome!!!" courtesy of JustJared.

Here are the posters for the film.

Courtesy of Tom Whalen and Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, a cool print of the animated film, for lack of a better description, assembled.

The Lego Movie
By Tom Whalen
18″ x 24″
Regular Edition of 475
Price: $45

Here's what the artist has to say on the piece:

My 5-year-old son is an absolute Legomaniac, so when Mondo called and asked if I’d be interested in designing a poster for “The Lego Movie”, it was a no-brainer.

I chose to make the print mini-fig (lego lingo) heavy. Since most of them are made with the exact same pieces, it seemed like a pretty straightforward assignment, but creating all of the clothing/facial details for each character proved to be way more time consuming than I had envisioned. Copious amounts of coffee were spent on this one to make sure it was completed and approved (just) under the deadline.
Now I can kick back and take that Legomaniac to see the film this weekend. I don’t know which one of us is more excited.

Official images from the film.  

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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