VIDEO: The Lego Movie (2014) Review Roundup #1

Renegado’s review:

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Mr. Mendo’s review:

The Film Renegado and Mr. Mendo present their different takes on The Lego Movie.

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  • MichaelANovelli

    I swear, I should just start a side-project where I play with toys…

  • Muthsarah

    Nice! Mr. Mendo, I think you’re the only other person I know of who thought the trailers looked terrible and didn’t understand why everyone was goin’ nuts over this. I only decided to see it today because of the overwhelmingly crazily good reviews, and the insane word of mouth that suggested I was prolly gonna hear all about the movie whether I see it or not. ‘Course, the stupid theatre had a fire alarm before even the trailers started, and they never did get the movie back running (if they had film stock, that never woulda happened….), so apparently the fates don’t want me to see it. Though now you and Renegado liked it, that means it’s the fates and me versus everybody plus two more.

    Thanks for the not-big-spoilers too. I’ll catch it eventually. Hope it’s not another Pacific Rim.

    • MichaelANovelli

      Yeah, the trailers, while funny, didn’t bode well. I was pleasantly surprised. ^_^

      • Muthsarah

        OK, it was a lot better than Pacific Rim. Both creative and decently funny, and never boring, even when it flirted with flying too close to…the sun…of conventionality. Loved the ending in particular, and all the times they went with the bizarre kind of humor that probably never get written down beforehand. Seems like a movie that was made well out of the usual groupthink studio grind. Just a couple writers and some funny comedians making crazy. Very auteur.

  • danbreunig

    Renegado (hey, where you been?), to answer your question of the day: a standard Lego set, of course. There was a new favorite toy every year or so, but the Lego set would be the one constant favorite along with those. The sets back then were really basic but plentiful–and the beauty of it was, if you couldn’t have a favorite toy, you would just make your own version with the Legos. Case in point: the Lego versions I made of two of my favorite sci-fi spaceships. They’re in this forum:
    http://www.agonybooth.com/tv/Space_1999_Series_Review.aspx

    “I should just start a side-project where I play with toys…”
    Hey Mendo, how about a crossover with Jackula and his toys? Internet basement battle!!

    I’ve heard plenty of favorable buzz about this movie, and you guys just cinched it for me to check it out. I heard plenty of good about Frozen too, but I missed that one.

    • Muthsarah

      Frozen’s still in theatres. It was the #2 movie last week (in the US, at least, is there actually a country where it WASN’T huge?), pulling in more money than any of the new releases. You probably still have at least a month to see it on the big screen. And you should if you can.

      • MichaelANovelli

        I second that emotion!

    • Jerry Nava

      Go see it, it’s really surprising for what everybody thought it was going to be, and surprisingly a lot smarter than most kid movies nowadays, plus…LEGO!

      And to answer your question, I’ve just been busy with life, you know work and other things so it’s been hard to keep a schedule for my videos, for now I’m only making stuff whenever I can, the good news is that you can expect a lot from me in the coming weeks, february is always a lazy month for me so I get a lot of free time, haha :)

  • Thomas Stockel

    Great reviews, guys. And welcome back, FR?

    As for my favorite toys growing up? Yeah, Legos. Got my first Legos in the hospital when I got my tonsils taken out. Those things were beyond awesome. I remember my dad actually constructing color coded boxes out of foamcore that could be stacked like Legos. This after he got fed up stepping on the god-damned things one time too many at four in the morning.

    • MichaelANovelli

      Yeah, these Lego kits just kind of annoy me. I know you can make cool stuff with them, but it kinda defeats the point, ya know?

      • Jerry Nava

        I never cared about the instructions anyways, I bought the sets for the extra pieces and the minifigs :P Plus, there still exist pieces only boxes and buckets too!

        • MichaelANovelli

          The best part is when you combine Lego with other toys! Like Mighty Max!

  • Jerry Nava

    Ok Mendo I’ll bite, who *is* the best incarnation of Batman on the big screen?

    • MichaelANovelli

      Lewis Wilson was the best Bruce Wayne, but I think Val Kilmer was the best Batman. He had the intensity and the right amount of sex appeal. Batman Forever was fun while still taking the source material seriously, and, let’s face it, it had the best soundtrack.

      • Muthsarah

        Dammit! I was THIS CLOSE to saying “Mendo’s gonna pick Val Kilmer”. Because nobody picks Val Kilmer.

        Sad to say, though, Batman Forever DID kinda take the source material seriously. Not the Frank Miller Batman, the everything that comes before. Without being as stupid as B&R. Then again, I am still partial to Jim Carrey, and that movie was all him.

        • MichaelANovelli

          Plus, any soundtrack that combines U2, Brandy and Method Man is full of win based on balls alone. Hell, that album introduced me to Nick Cave!

  • MichaelANovelli

    So, Cobie Smulders was the voice of Wonder Woman, so that’s pretty cool. ^_^

  • JamSanJose

    I went to AMC and got ‘Radio DJ Robot’ as my swag. A robotic hipster (insert joke here)!

    • MichaelANovelli

      Man, they should give out toys for EVERY movie!