Jun 19, 2013

The Lego Movie Trailer - Hell Has Frozen Over

Lego Movie has long been rumored as a pet project of Phil Lord and Chris Miller of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs fame, but I think many people (Myself included) simply had no clue as to what a movie based off a toy franchise could possibly entail, or how it would look. The release of this trailer was so unexpected, and ultimately turned out so baffling that a few of us were simply left in shock as to the reality of this movie. It's actually happening.

Can you blame me for being so unsettled at the sight of the Lego versions of Michaelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shaquille O' Neal in his now retired #34 Lakers outfit, Superman, Wonder Woman and a Morgan Freeman voiced Gandalf look-alike under the same roof? My sleep deprived brain shattered at this licensing nightmare presented in a scene lasting less than 30 seconds. Just imagine what the rest of the movie has in store for us.

While the story seems to follow the basic journey of the hero format, with an average Joe Lego minifigure being bestowed with great responsibility to stop a Lego Tyrant from gluing their entire universe together, what I actually see through that thin veil of plot is one of the most diabolical product placement schemes since The Wizard; A true slurry of surreal franchise-bending eye candy that I will inevitably end up paying $15 to watch in 3D, followed by dumping my life savings into purchasing the absolutely insane Lego set tie ins for this movie. Those Danish brick warlocks have done it yet again, and I pray that your minds (And wallets) will be ready to assemble in 2014.

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