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The Lego Movie (2014)

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An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

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Phil Lord (screenplay), Christopher Miller (screenplay) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Elizabeth Banks ... Wyldstyle / Lucy (voice)
Craig Berry Craig Berry ... Blake / Additional Voices (voice)
Alison Brie ... Unikitty (voice)
David Burrows ... Octan Robot / Additional Voices (voice)
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO (voice)
Charlie Day ... Benny (voice)
Amanda Farinos Amanda Farinos ... Mom (voice)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Han Solo (voice)
Will Ferrell ... Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)
Will Forte ... Abraham Lincoln (voice) (as Orville Forte)
Dave Franco ... Wally (voice)
Morgan Freeman ... Vitruvius (voice)
Todd Hansen Todd Hansen ... Gandalf / Additional Voices (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Green Lantern (voice)
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Storyline

The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most "extraordinary person" and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. Written by DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

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Assembling in 2014 See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official Twitter

Country:

Australia | USA | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lego: The Piece of Resistance See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,050,279, 9 February 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$257,760,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$468,760,692
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In early development, the movie was titled "LEGO: The Piece of Resistance", and had dozens of differences. One of which was that Emmet lived with his mother, Doris, who got kidnapped by robot ninjas. See more »

Goofs

After Bad Cop captures Emmet, he shows him footage of his friends talking about him. Emmet was captured in the evening, and when he escapes it's night, but the footage Bad Cop shows is in daylight. Since Bad Cop is only interested in Emmet because he has the Piece of Resistance (which he discovered only just before capture), there's no reason for Emmet's friends to have been interviewed previously. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vitruvius: He's coming. Cover your butt.
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Crazy Credits

According to the DVD commentary, Will Forte was billed as "Orville Forte" due to a typo. Forte's actual first name (his full name is Orville Willis Forte IV) rather than his professional name was listed on a form used when compiling the end credits. When informed of the mistake, Forte asked the producers to leave the "incorrect" billing as it was. Thus, the voice of "Abraham Lincoln" remained credited to "Orville Forte." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.4 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Double Dare Theme
Written by Edd Kalehoff (as Edward Kalehoff)
Courtesy of Nickelodeon Inc
By arrangement with Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.
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A reminder of how fun Lego can be.
6 February 2014 | by Cameras LieSee all my reviews

The stand out feature of the Lego Movie for me would be the way the Lego Universe was created. The movie paid great attention to detail making everything appear as it would made from Lego, including the water and clouds, and the surfaces people walked on all had the circles sticking upwards a Lego piece would have. Combined with all the yellow faces, and Lego part during building, I was convinced action took place in the Lego Universe.

A combination of adult and child friendly humour should entertain all, the movie has done well to ensure audiences of all ages are catered to.

The voice cast were excellent, especially Liam Neeson's split personality police officer, making the 2 personalities sound distinctive, and giving his Bad Cop the usual Liam Neeson tough guy.

The plot is about resisting an over-controlling ruler, highlighted by the name of the hero's "resistance piece". It is well thought through, well written, and revealing at the right times. Full of surprises, The Lego Movie won't let You see what's coming. Best animated film since Wreck it Ralph! Please let there be sequels.


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