You know how, back when Battleship first came out, everyone was confused as to how a studio could produce a movie based on a board game? How about Pirates of Caribbean or The Haunted Mansion, when the same question referred to Disneyland rides instead?
Well, the trailer I have just discovered for The Lego Movie, takes that question even further. This isn’t a movie based on a board game – that presumably would have some sort of backstory for the game-players to work from – it’s based on a toy line that literally could be built into anything.
Sure, you’ve got your pirate and mummy themes (or you did when I was a kid, anyway), but they don’t really add up to a plot line like movies based on theme park rides arguably do.
So, back to my original point: How do you make a movie out of a product that can become anything? I’ve held off watching this trailer so that we could view it together and find out! Here we go…
Well then, there isn’t much to say. Being that it’s a teaser, the trailer doesn’t reveal much of the plot. Instead, it opts to fool casual moviegoers into thinking they’re about to get a sneak peak at Avengers 2. I suppose it’s a suitable fake-out, considering that the likes of Batman and Superman – along with various other Lego minifigures – play a part in the film.
Still, the teaser reveals zilch about the actual storyline (except for a possible “chosen one” plot point featuring Chris Pratt and Morgan Freeman), so my question will go unanswered until a full trailer is released.
For now, we must be content with a teaser that comes off more as an April Fool’s Day prank than an actual movie.
The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, and Liam Neeson, among others. It will be released on February 7, 2014.
How does the movie look to you? Confused how a Lego movie is even possible? Hit the comments and tell us why!