It’s odd for my most-anticipated film of the year to come so early, but here we are. I’m excited out of my mind for The LEGO Movie to where I have to consciously keep my high expectations in check. But when you have Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, working in the LEGO world, and just about every piece of advertising has been incredibly funny, it’s hard to keep saying, “It could be bad” when my primary thought is, “This is going to be awesome. It’s right there in the title song, ‘Everything Is Awesome’”.
I’m incredibly pleased to announced that we’re giving away 5 family-four packs of passes, so you don’t have to be a terrible parent and choose between your children (unless you have more than five people in your family; then someone is going to be unhappy). Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. Also, click here for nine clips we just posted. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. The LEGO Movie opens in 3D on February 7th.
To enter for a chance to win a pass for you and a guest, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “THE LEGO MOVIE”. The screening is on Saturday, February 1 @ 11:00am at AMC Parkway Pointe, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis:
The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who 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.
Chris Pratt (“Moneyball”) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (“Taken” and “Taken 2,” Oscar nominee for “Schindler’s List”) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.
Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” Emmy nominee for “30 Rock”), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, “30 Rock”), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) as a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (NBC’s “Community”) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.