Note: All four films in the franchise were produced as a collaboration between Warner Animation Group, Vertigo Entertainment, Rideback (formerly Lin Pictures), and The Lego Group, with animation provided by Animal Logic. However, RatPac-Dune Entertainment (now called Access Entertainment) only had involvement with the first three films (and not The Second Part). Village Roadshow Pictures only had involvement financing the first Lego Movie, and not the rest. Lord Miller Productions did not have involvement with the first, even though Phil Lord and Chris Miller directed the film, as well as providing the screenplay, but did produce the remaining three Lego movies for Warner Bros. Only two movies were released in IMAX Theaters; these include The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The Lego Ninjago Movie was originally planned for an IMAX release, but was cancelled and only received non-IMAX presentations and then eventually, Kingsman: The Golden Circle took over the IMAX screenings.
Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and co-wrote the story of The Lego Movie, co-wrote the film adaptation of Lego Ninjago, which features a new take that diverges from the TV series. Charlie Bean, who produced Disney's Tron: Uprising, directed the film, produced by The Lego Movie team of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The spin-off movie was scheduled to be released on September 23, 2016. On April 20, 2015, the film was delayed until September 22, 2017, as Storks took over the original release date of the movie. In June 2016, the cast was announced to include Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods and Fred Armisen respectively. It is the second and last spin-off film of The Lego Movie franchise to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
By February 2018, Gutierrez had left the project. In July 2018, the film's plot was announced by Pearce to be a Lego racing movie, inspired by pre-existing racing films, including The Cannonball Run.
Enter the Ninjago is a short film included on the home media release of The Lego Movie. The president of Hollywood sits down with Emmet and changes up the plot of The Lego Movie to prominently feature ninjas for marketing purposes. They eventually decide to create a new ninja based film, titled \"The super-crunchy ninja skateboard party movie with pratfalls slash physical comedy and cute furry animals for the international audience\" which the short jokingly states became the biggest box-office bomb in the history of cinema. The whole film is reference to Lego Ninjago.
Our theatrical review will weigh in on whether or not this new release is worth your time, while this column will focus solely on the film's use of 3D. Considering seven separate categories, To 3D Or Not To 3D evaluates the full scope of the 3D viewing experience. Think of it as a consumer's guide for your movie-going, complete with a viewers poll where you can weigh in on how you plan to see The LEGO Movie.
Construction on The LEGO Movie began back in 2009, the same year that James Cameron's Avatar made 3D a game-changer. Nowadays its practically a requirement that a computer-animated movie offer a 3D version. With the years since spent carefully creating the animation, you can bet a good amount of that time went into the film's 3D, and it shows.
This is that element of 3D where it appears the movie is protruding into the theater. It's 3D's flashiest attribute, and The LEGO Movie uses it as such, adding punch to gunfights where the gunfire blocks seem to pop right out of the screen! Other actions sequences also allow us to get a bit closer to Emmett and the gang as they are thrown sky high and right at us.
Alternately, this is the portion of 3D that appears to extend back into the screen. The LEGO Movie has extraordinary sets, ranging from pirate ships to a sprawling LEGO city, the Wild West, and a fantasy realm known as Middle Zealand. The 3D definitely adds a deeper sense of dimension to all of the above. However, the movie is so fast-paced that the filmmakers have chosen to keep audience eyes focused on the foreground, presumably so they don't miss a key plot points. So, while the sets reach far into the background, Lord and Miller chose to have them mostly out of focus--pulling yours to their main players and the action. It's a smart technique, but it loses this category a point.
This is generally a problem with moody action movies that are draped in night and shadows. The LEGO Movie is defined by its bright colors, and its makers were smart enough to compensate so that 3D glasses wouldn't dim them. It's such a vibrantly lit movie, I forgot I had 3D glasses on.
With this 482-piece set, Lego offers the opportunity to connect technology and building by including a camera stand for a smartphone with a movie stage and action props. The Movie Maker set includes Emmet's escape buggy, Rex's Rexplorer, three minifigures, built-in sliders to move characters around and more. ($50)Buy Lego Movie Maker from the Lego Store (opens in new tab)
Lucy and Emmet minifigures round out this Lego set with a Ultrakatty figure. A posable head, tail and legs makes rebuilding scenes from the movie a cinch. ($30) Buy Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy from the Lego Store (opens in new tab)
Normally, I oppose the trend of plaything-based moviemaking, especially when the results are as brain-numbingly awful as \"Transformers\", \"G.I. Joe\" and \"Battleship\". But if those uninspired efforts had featured not just Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja but also Michelangelo the ultimate Renaissance artist as they fight for the greater good of interlocking mankind, maybe they would have changed my mind, too.
For once, an overly familiar plot is intended to be overly familiar as this action comedy lampoons nearly every fantasy-sci-fi-comic-book-pirate-cowboy movie cliché that has been in existence at least since George Lucas and Steven Spielberg turned Hollywood into a blockbuster-producing boy-toy factory.
But after dawdling on a work site after hours, Emmet finds himself tumbling into an underworld where a wise Obi-Wan Kenobi-type wizard named Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman, mocking his history of movie mentorships) mistakenly declares him to be the Special, the greatest Master Builder of them all. Unfortunately, special is exactly what Emmet isn't and he appears to be ill-equipped to battle the monstrous foe at hand. That would be Ferrell's President Business, a maniacal manipulator whose looming overlord alter-ego is a sly nod at the actor's despot in \"Megamind\".
Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly thirty years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.
Who you gonna call (when you need a beautiful recreation of an iconic movie set, suitable for ages 16 and up) LEGO! This Ghostbusters Firestation Headquarters set is a sight to behold. It consists of a whopping 4,634 pieces, and contains minifigures of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Slimer, and a gaggle of ghosties. It also opens out using hinges, allowing you to peak inside this legendary location.
The LEGO Movie Minifigures series was highly popular among LEGO fans and collectors. The LEGO Movie 2 introduced a new series of LEGO Minifigures that were released in 2019. These Minifigures featured characters from the film as well as other original designs that were not in the movie.
Man, LEGO City Undercover was awesome enough to warrant its own movie, but the trailers for this one is equally aweaome, although for different reasons. If I like the movie, I'll probably get the game as well!
Unlike Lego Marvel and any future movie tie-ins this looks like it could be pretty groovy, mainly because I enjoyed the film and I find the use of licenses end up being too similar to each other in execution. So happy to hear you can dump the dynamic split screen (only time I've had a game make me nauseous is a two-player Lego game using this feature) in favour of two separate screens!
The movie blew my mind. Despite the great reviews, I seriously did not expected the movie to be just THAT good. Among my favorite movies ever, hands down. I love lego games, and although the lack of surprise, when it comes to the script, will be a bit of an issue, I'll pick up this game later. Donkey Kong's got priority, but this is second on the list..
Lego City is one of the greatest games I have ever played- the humour, the characters and the hunting for gubbins. Simply utter wonder. This is just like all the other lego games- which is no bad thing when playing with the kids as the enjoyment factor is so high.
I havn't seen the movie yet but I really like the game, for a movie tie in it's actually rather good. It has some cut scenes from the movie too! I've only ever played Star wars, Indiana Jones and Batman for about 10 minutes by the sounds of it those games are better so I'm in for a treat when I go back to them. I've heard that they doing Ghost Busters Lego game but I would really love it if Nintendo allowed the Lego game makers to do either a Mario or Zelda title! it might be tricky to pull off but I could see that run and run!
Better review than I thought it'd get especially since the movie is kind of lame. Still a little interested in picking this up for PS4 or Vita/3DS but with Yoshi's New Island soon on the way I may pass and save up for that instead.
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