Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks lend their voices to The Lego Movie trailer

The Lego Movie trailer

There’s no reason a movie about Legos should work, but if you’re apprehensive about another toy movie like I am, then you should give this trailer a shot.  It’s helped in large part by the great voice work of Chris Pratt, but I found myself laughing several times and I think they might actually pull this off.  I give the rest of the credit to 21 JUMP STREET and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who seem to have brought their brand of humor to the Lego world.  And let’s face it; as slow as WB is moving with the DC Universe, this might be the only time we’ll see Batman and Wonder Woman on screen together.  The film hits theaters on February 7th, 2014.

The official synopsis for THE LEGO MOVIE: The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Chris Pratt stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet. Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Morgan Freeman as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman as a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

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