After yesterday’s brief but great trailer for The LEGO Movie, and international version with new footage has gone online. Reading over other responses to both trailers, some are pointing out that The LEGO Movie is a giant toy commercial, and that’s true, but it doesn’t really bother me as it would for some other movies. Perhaps it’s because LEGO has eased us into accepting their creations as animated entertainment through Telltale’s video games, which feature animated and humorous cut scenes. Also, even blockbuster movies that aren’t based on toys are designed to sell toys. But mostly, it’s because The LEGO Movie looks like tons of fun, and I have full faith in directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, a duo that delivered two of my favorite movies of the past several years: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street.
Hit the jump to check out the international trailer. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie. The LEGO Movie opens February 7, 2014.
Via Bleeding Cool.
Here’s the official synopsis for The LEGO Movie:
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.