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#1 Whittleberry

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:06 AM

Look here...what's all this about? I really REALLY hope that this eventuates into something worthy of the LEGO brand, and not another badly planned film based on toys like Transformers or that GI Joe movie.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:29 AM

Interesting news, Whittleberry! Thanks for the links.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:42 AM

I wouldn't trust yahoo news, and it sounds crap, live action+ cgi, and set in a lego world, would be better if the whole thing was CGI, or better yet give it to Aardman and make it out of lego.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:52 AM

View PostDarthSion, on Aug 12 2009, 09:42 PM, said:

I wouldn't trust yahoo news, and it sounds crap, live action+ cgi, and set in a lego world, would be better if the whole thing was CGI, or better yet give it to Aardman and make it out of lego.
Hence, links to more reputable sources such as Reuters.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:00 PM

Reuters isnt much better.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:06 PM

I've always hoped that there would be lego film with a large budget, but I never thought that it would come true!

(BTW, this will maybe make more member of the lego animation community)

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:23 PM

Mmmm. If this crashes and burns, then there is a good chance any lego fan will be mocked openly by anyone that saw the movie.  :sceptic: I don't see how they can come up with a storyline that ain't cheezy, crappy or looking like a rip-off of a nother movie.



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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:45 PM

View PostStauder, on Aug 12 2009, 09:23 AM, said:

I don't see how they can come up with a storyline that ain't cheezy, crappy or looking like a rip-off of a nother movie.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:49 PM

If this movie fails, Warners Brothers will surely get some trouble with the FOL community. :hmpf_bad:
But seriously, what should they use as a storyline? Minifigs come to live and take over the house? A bloody battle between LEGO and Megabloks? (Hell yeah!)
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:04 PM

Honestly, to me, this seems like a very bad idea for TLG to be involved in.  Will there be merchandise associated with the film?  Will TLG produce sets that have actions figures that do not look like Minifigs because that's the way it is in the movie?  Will other companies produce poorly made LEGO knockoff products with the LEGO name attached as accessories to their action figures?

I think it is a bad idea all around.  I am surprised that TLG would ever be on board with something like this.  Adding a concrete, unchangeable plot to something that is supposed to be centered around imagination and creation is TERRIBLE idea.  The LEGO video games are one thing because you can personally interact, create and modify almost anything within the game, but a film that has NO interaction whatsoever?  I thought LEGO was pro-interaction and pro-imagination.  Making this movie will could be a huge step backwards for them.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:27 PM

Here's the links

http://www.empireonl...y.asp?NID=25551


http://www.majorspoi...htm/#more-21283

I hope that it's in theaters

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:30 PM

It will probably be aimed at kids so will have a weak story, it wont be any good, what toy movies have been.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:33 PM

Don't think so, especially as Toy Story 3 is coming out, and by the time this came out Toy Story would already be out, and I can guarantee if this is true Toy Story will be better. Anyway, does this seem like a good idea to anyone?
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

1. this should be in media section, 2 there is already a thread in the media section about this.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:41 PM

Silly me I didn't even know we had a media section :tongue:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

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Silly me I didn't even know we had a media section :tongue:
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:58 PM

View PostDarthSion, on Aug 12 2009, 10:30 AM, said:

It will probably be aimed at kids so will have a weak story, it wont be any good, what toy movies have been.


Excuse me!

Transformers 1 and 2 were very good movies, mind you.  :wink:

This movie may or may not be a bad idea. Before we all start assuming how bad it'll be, maybe we should wait till a plot arises...?  :sceptic:
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:04 PM

Butcher bays transformers was like all his other movies, abysmal.

I suppose if it does have a good script and doesn't get a horrible dirctor i may do ok, if only Kevin Smith could do it lol.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:59 PM

View PostWhittleberry, on Aug 12 2009, 11:06 AM, said:

Look here...what's all this about? I really REALLY hope that this eventuates into something worthy of the LEGO brand, and not another badly planned film based on toys like Transformers or that GI Joe movie.
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Sorry, but what do you expect? An oscor worthy film? Not going to happen. This has cheese writen all over it. NO need to think that just cause it will carry the lego name that it will any kind of masterpiece.


View PostStauder, on Aug 12 2009, 02:23 PM, said:

Mmmm. If this crashes and burns, then there is a good chance any lego fan will be mocked openly by anyone that saw the movie.  :sceptic: I don't see how they can come up with a storyline that ain't cheezy, crappy or looking like a rip-off of a nother movie.



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I doubt even if this movie does well that people opinions of AFOL is going to change. This will no doubt be aimed at kids (whitch it should be), so i wouldn't expect anything else but cheeze. This should have been done in full CGI instead of CGI/live action.  The movie aimed at kids that are full CGI always do better and are more enjoyable than liveaction/CGI flicks.
The best thing i can see coming out of this are new sets based off the movie. Other than that.....  Well, i won'
t judge anything till i've seen it, but i don't have high hopes either.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:59 PM

Found this on Comingsoon.net

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Warner Bros. is Building a LEGO Movie
Source: Variety August 12, 2009

Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a movie around LEGO and its popular building blocks, reports Variety.

Dan and Kevin Hageman are writing the script for the family comedy that will mix live action and animation. The studio is keeping the plot tightly under wraps, but it's described as an action adventure set in a LEGO world.

Dan Lin (upcoming Shorts and Sherlock Holmes) will produce the movie through his Lin Pictures, which is also behind a Tom and Jerry film that will put the feuding animated characters in a live-action setting.

LEGO sparked to Lin and the Hageman brothers' embrace of core values LEGO wanted to include in a film, especially "a fun factor, creativity and that imagination has no boundaries," Lin said.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:00 PM

If this is any indication as to what I felt when I read "live action/CGI hybrid," the first thing that popped into my head was "Small Soldiers."  :wacko:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:22 PM

Well, this is the third topic on the LEGO movie.
Perhaps you search the forums next time before you post a topic, the one in the "Culture & Multimedia section" is even in the "Today's Active Topic" list.
And honestly you don't present any new information here. :sceptic:
I guess a mod will soon merge this with the other topic. :thumbup:
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:42 PM

Oh, god. CGI/live action, family comedy  :sick: This kind of sounds like Rock Band to me.
It hopefully will not end up as cheap Disneyish kids movie + minifigs instead of actual people

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:51 PM

LEGO should get Michael Bay to direct it and fill it with tons of explosions!!!  Oh, and I bet that LEGO makes sets to tie into it.  How could they not?  

I'm predicting a complete failure. :sadnew:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:29 PM

Can we get meta and have Lego Movie Lego sets?

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