Home Forums Movies The Lego Movie Thread

The Lego Movie Thread

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 33 total)
Created
4 years ago
Last Reply
4 years ago
32
replies
1909
views
17
users
Tye-Grr
6
delerian
5
Ghost
4
  • delerian
    Member
    Joined:
    Feb 21st, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138035

    I just read the Variety review and it is pretty gushing. This is a movie that I thought was going to be sort of a joke, but it appears (at least by this review) that they built something special.

    http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/film-review-the-lego-movie-1201082797/

    Reply
    Tyler The Awesome Guy
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 19th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138037

    This will either be the greatest movie of all time, or the worst movie of all time.

    ReplyCopy URL
    delerian
    Member
    Joined:
    Feb 21st, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138038

    I guess it depends on how they construct it and what they use as building blocks. It will either snap together or break apart.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Tye-Grr
    Member
    Joined:
    Nov 5th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138039

    I’ve read other reviews, and all have so far pointed to ‘The Lego Movie’ being a total winner.

    ReplyCopy URL
    delerian
    Member
    Joined:
    Feb 21st, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138040

    Yeah, going through the reviews I’ve seen a lot of raves (4.5 and 5 stars) and one mixed review. If these keep up, this movie may hit classic Pixar levels of acclaim.

    ReplyCopy URL
    nkb325
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 6th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138041

    Do we have the early frontrunner for animated feature?

    ReplyCopy URL
    DominicCobb
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 12th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138042

    Yeah. Probably helps Pixar’s not in the race this year (though not that it mattered this past year).

    ReplyCopy URL
    Tye-Grr
    Member
    Joined:
    Nov 5th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138043

    It has an ’85’ so far on metacritic, much more than anyone previously thought it’d have (of course, it only has 6 reviews so far, but two of them are perfect scores of 100 and no scores less than 80). I’m thankful that we’re starting off on a high note after the weak year for animation that was 2013.

    ReplyCopy URL
    delerian
    Member
    Joined:
    Feb 21st, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138044

    The reviews are coming in strong. Probably the key critical point is the favorable comparisons with Toy Story. Warner Bros. Pictures has hit it out of the park… BUT… it is reported that they aren’t using Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a sequel (sort of like Sony Pictures ditched them for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2). Tsk, tsk. In any case, this collaboration is starting to become really impressive: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, LEGO Movie, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I’ll be following their work closely from now on.

    ReplyCopy URL
    DominicCobb
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 12th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138045

    This is such a wonderfully clever film. Very funny and also kind of touching. Basically Pixar quality. Recommended, certainly the frontrunner for the Animated Feature Oscar next year.

    I never would have guessed when this movie was announced that it would be this good. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Ghost
    Member
    Joined:
    Jun 22nd, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138046

    Now because this was partially stop motion, what does it make it eligible for?

    ReplyCopy URL
    benbraddock
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 4th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138047

    I just grabbled a couple of kids in my family this morning
    and sat thru this movie..Guys, dont believe what you read.
    This is a very tepid film with no real story til it comes together
    at the end..the voices are mumbled at best..and the actors
    actually have NO emotion in their deliveries…this film is
    so over-rated by the reviews I have read so far…the moral
    is excellent but the delivery is awful….too many unrelated
    characters come together for noise and nonsense…I didnt
    like it at all….my 2 charges….a 4 yr old boy and a 7 yr old girl
    liked it but hardly understood it….
    Even the visuals were amateur…

    My rating is ** out of 5

    ReplyCopy URL
    Tye-Grr
    Member
    Joined:
    Nov 5th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138048

    ^I thought it was great, and I couldn’t disagree more on the vocal performances. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, and Will Arnett are all brilliant. Freeman hasn’t been this loose and funny in years. The smaller supporting roles are also hilarious, with such talents as Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill providing lots of comic energy to their small roles. The animation is very interesting and often beautiful, and the screenplay is very funny. I admit that the film is somewhat messy plot wise, but it serves a purpose, one that is revealed by the end and is surprisingly touching. I’d give it a solid ‘B+’ rating.

    ReplyCopy URL
    DamianWayne
    Member
    Joined:
    Sep 12th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138049

    LMAO Fox News is calling this movie “anti-business.”

    http://www.avclub.com/article/fox-news-decries-movie-designed-explicitly-to-sell-107610 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Beau S.
    Member
    Joined:
    Feb 10th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #138050

    This was a brilliant, brilliant film. Ingeniously animated, fantastically directed, FILLED with heart (lots of it) and it communicates a good (albeit cliche) message about self-worth and creativity. The plot is a bit all over the place and the screenplay’s exposition is a little bland but this script is genuinely hilarious and incredibly well-paced. The dialogue is joke-a-minute and it all rushes past you (I’m sure a second viewing will expose many jokes you missed the first time). The mix of superheroes, characters from fantasy movies, characters from TV shows (and the way they were re-characterized in this film) was also another of the screenplay’s great parts.

    And I disagree with an above poster’s dismissal of the voice acting 100%. Every actor was perfect for the character they voiced, and it really showed. Chris Pratt was energetic and into it the whole time, he really gave this his all and you could tell he tried hard and had fun with it at the same time. It’s truly incredible how many doors Parks and Rec (which he was initially only supposed to make a guest appearance on) has opened for him. Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett were an inspired pair (and Arnett the perfect voice to mock Bale’s much-maligned Batman voice). And Morgan Freeman hasn’t been this good in any film (live action or animated) in years. And Will Ferrell was fantastic SPOILER as both of his characters. SPOILER

    The real standout was Liam Neeson whose comic timing was spot-on and successfully played his “badass old guy” persona for laughs.

    (only read this next part if you have seen the film or don’t plan on seeing it/are okay with spoilers)

    Will this be eligible for Best Animated Feature? I know that there are certain rules about animated films with live-action sequences, and there’s a huge chunk of this movie that’s in live-action.

    (end spoiler section)

    I give this film a 100/100, I am willing to forgive the messy plot because of how great the script is otherwise. The best movie of 2014 so far, which is surprising since we usually have to wait until May (sometimes late March if we’re lucky) for the year’s first great movie.

    Oh, and if any animated film deserves a Best Production Design nomination, it’s this one.

    Possible Oscar nominations:
    Picture
    Screenplay
    Original Score
    Original Song (“Everything is Awesome”)
    Best Production Design
    Best Sound Mixing

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 33 total)
Reply To: The Lego Movie Thread

You can use BBCodes to format your content.
Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

Similar Topics
Sam K - Dec 17, 2017
Movies
Sir - Dec 17, 2017
Movies