The Lego Movie (2014)
Based on the movie; features the same voice cast.
spin off from toy franchise
This is a spin-off film from that one.
Dracula appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
audio clip from this film, Judy Garland singing "How Ya Gonna Keep em Down on the Farm"
The Creature appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
Time between events referenced as "8-1/2 Years Later"
Lord Business says, "It's not personal; it's just business."
Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, and Wonder Woman appear at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
Near the end of the movie we see a medieval scene with a character reading aloud from a scroll, imitating the voice of Michael Palin from the Holy Hand Grenade sketch in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Appearance of Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO
Lando Calrissian is with Han on the Millenium Falcon
Mr. Business's line "Release the Kragle!" is a play on Clash of the Titan's "Release the Kraken!"
When the two pieces of the underground tunnel are closing, Johnny Thunder drops his hat and quickly grabs it before the doors shut.
When the group meets the Millenium Falcon crew, Jabba's theme from the beginning of Star Wars - Episode VI is heard.
Some similarities, both films take place in a totalitarian police state where the citizens are constantly spied on, independent thought is outlawed & Lord Business is like a Big Brother figure (there's even a sign that says Lord Business is watching you).
Title and concept used in The Lego movie as a prop and story device
Uses a variation of the line "It's nothing personal, it's purely business."
Milhouse appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
God Cop / Bad Cop says "Red Alert, Red Alert"
Lord Business' building is defended, among other things, by sharks with lasers; a reference to the "sharks with frickin' laser beams" line in Austin Powers.
The scene where Emmet talks about the Double-decker couch mirrors a scene in Office Space where Tom Smykowski talks about his jump to conclusions board.
The way the Master Builders can see the possibilities inherent in the Lego pieces around them - something Emmet, the chosen one, learns to do near the end of the film
Prof. Dumbledore appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
Gandalf appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
The 2002 NBA All-Stars appear at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
As a special nod back to the directors' roots, Abraham Lincoln is again voiced by Will Forte.
Bionicle is briefly referenced in a montage
When Wildside signals to Emmet and Batman that she's in the control room, she gives the same signal that Gary Johnson uses in Team America: World Police.
Whimsical and cutesy place (Imaginationland/Cloud Cuckoo Land) is bombed and destroyed by evil forces, scenes from the aftermath are shown.
The Lego Speed Racer line is referenced among the forgotten Lego worlds.
Referring to Emmet, Batman tells Lucy, "He's the hero you deserve"
Jonah Hill provides the voice for Green Lantern in The Lego Movie. In Megamind, his character is named Hal Stewart, a reference to two Green Lantern characters (Hal Jordan and John Stewart).
Emmet's neighbor has a cat named Loki
When Metal Beard's ship first appears when the main characters are stranded at sea, it is almost identical to when Sir Francis Haddock's ship first appears in the flashback sequence.
Emmett's apartment has a poster of "Macho and the Nerd," the Russian translation of 21 Jump Street movie.
One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
Mentioned as an upcoming 2014 animated film.
movie is reviewed
movie is reviewed
Ian mentions the movie by name.
Menahem Golan says the biggest thing toady is lego movies
Referenced by Jebediah Atkinson on Weekend Update
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk"
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mentioned in dialogue
characters are seen.
"There went my hope for the upbeat Lego Movie song."
Referenced in dialogue
among good movies that came out this year
Phil Lord and Chris Miller directed this film after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Chris Pratt; also Jimmy mentions it is one of the highest-grossing movies of 2014
Poster is seen
AniMat believes The Book of Life's creativity would challenge The Lego Movie.
Raj mentions the movie by name.
Mentioned by Seth during the Ya Burnt segment as he comments on the Oscar nominations
Mentioned by the critics when they talk about this year's Oscar snubs
Mentioned in dialogue
reviewed + footage used
Reviewed, clips shown.
A clip of the movie featuring guest Alison Brie is shown.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk" + clip shown
The "Untitled Self Portrait" song is played as the rating tune instead of the usual one.
movie is discussed and analyzed
Fifth best animated film of 2014.
Nomination presentation for best animated feature film.
Critic mentions how fans were outraged when this movie didn't receive an Oscar nod
Replicates the legendary gag of the side of a house falling on a character.
Emmet's journey to the real world is based on the wormhole scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The mystical "Kragle" being revealed as Krazy Glue with missing letters mirrors the big reveal about "V'Ger" in this movie.
After the Hyperdrive is removed from the Millennium Falcon, the exogorth swallows it.
After Emmet and Wyldstyle escape from Bricksburg, police cars crash and pile up on each other just like in The Blues Brothers.
Wyldstyle says, "Come with me if you want to not die."
During the police chase, Emitt drives through a house which rolls onto the road. This is almost identical to a scene in Twister where the main characters drive a truck through a house which blows onto the roadway.
"Get off my train" instead of "Get off my plane"
The fantasy-themed "Middle Zealand" is a spoof of the Peter Jackson LOTR Trilogy, since the films were shot in New Zealand, and the story's setting is "Middle Earth".
The Batman that Emmet meets is based on this movie trilogy's version, with the voice, the Batmobile design, and other details. Morgan Freeman voices the wise mentor and Liam Neeson voices an antagonist.
Bad Cop (Liam Neeson) says, "Release the copper choppers!" This spoofs Zeus's (also Neeson) "Release the Kraken!" line in "Clash of the Titans." This quote is spoofed again by President Business (Will Ferrell) saying, "Release the Kragle!"