Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure 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.
I….I don’t know what to say, guys. I’m a bit confused by the emotions I’m experiencing right now. Let’s see if I can put them into writing. I’ve loved Lego all my life. I wouldn’t call myself a full-blown Lego Maniac, but I certainly was one in my younger years. Lego, to me, represents one of the best toy lines ever made, and the only thing Lego-related that I can recall not loving was that stupid spin-battle iOS game, and even that wasn’t too bad. I love the toys, I love the Lego parody video games (Lego Batman was really badass), and I even enjoyed the Lego Star Wars animated specials. Now there’s a Lego movie, which kinda looks like the Lego version of Wreck-It Ralph and damnit, it actually looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. If you follow the chronology of the Lego franchise, you, like me, might realize just how improbable this is. Here’s something that started as a toy line, became a series of video games based on movies, developed into animated specials based on the video games based on movies and a toyline, and now we have a movie based on those animated specials based on video games based around movies based on a toyline. MY HEAD A-SPLODE! And yes, that is the voice of GOB Bluth as Batman. Also, Alison Brie is doing a voice. It’s like this movie was made for me.
The LEGO Movie comes out February 7, 2014.