They had me at "1980 something space guy"
June 19, 2013 9:34 AM Subscribe
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Today saw the release of the first trailer for The LEGO Movie
, and there are some interesting things to note about it.
First, it should be mentioned that this is not
the first LEGO feature length film. Earlier this year saw the release of a Batman direct-to-video movie
and in 2010 there was a new character driven movie called The Adventures of Clutch Powers
. Both were completely CGI and looked
it, complete with minifig limbs bending as if made of rubber and everything looking very polished.
And though there is surely a lot of CGI invloved in this new feature, it seems they have gone with a stop motion appearance that hearkens to all the short films
on YouTube made by fans. The movement is slightly jerky and the lighting is more natural. It brings to mind Curse of the Were-rabbit
where Nick Park had the animators who did the CGI portions make sure to include random "fingerprints" on the characters
and elements that were CGI.
Adding to the homemade "kids at play" feel is the inclusion of characters from many of the different LEGO series over the years (including the licensed ones) appearing side by side. So, yes, we will get Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the 2002 NBA All Stars all fighting evil together.