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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Nov-13 09:47:40

Warner Brothers have asked us to find out what Mumsnetters and their DCs think of the trailer for the upcoming Lego Movie.

Here's what Warner Brothers have to say, "The LEGO® Movie is the first-ever, full-length LEGO® cinema adventure and is released on February 14th, perfectly timed for half term! The 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, including many iconic characters such as Batman and Superman, on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. The cast includes Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman and we'd love to know Mumsnetters' thoughts on the trailer.”

You can watch the trailer here.

So what did you think of the trailer? What are your thoughts on the characters and voice overs? What about your DCs? Which part of the trailer did you like the most? Do you think you’ll be likely to take your LOs to see the film when it’s released?

Whatever your thoughts, Warner Brothers would love to hear about them!

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Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

Augustaprodworthy Fri 01-Nov-13 09:57:14

Just watched this and I honestly can't type out all of my boy's questions. He's going through a huge 'why' phase!
He loves superheroes and lego and he would watch this. I'm not sure about the speed if the film as the dialogue and music is very quick and it's a bit hard to hear it all and explain it to a four year old as well! It l

Augustaprodworthy Fri 01-Nov-13 09:58:17

Sorry posted too early and typos in there but overall it looks great but a bit too fast paced to hear it all.

Trills Fri 01-Nov-13 10:02:20

It's not exactly a Christopher Nolan Batman, but it looks amusing enough.

I want to say "good-natured".

Cant wait for it blush saw the trailer last week in the Cinema and ds newly wait himself with excitement and has been asking everyday since when are we going to see it (so it had better be good!)

We have the star wars lego films and think they are really funny, so I reckon this will be good, kids will love it with plenty of hidden adult jokes I hope. Good cast as well. and did I hear aha as the music, goody

Jinty64 Fri 01-Nov-13 11:45:59

Ds3 (7) loves Lego and superheroes. He says the film looks "fabulicious".

Meglet Fri 01-Nov-13 11:50:00

I saw the teaser trailer for this a few months ago and have been looking forward to it. I hope it's as good as the Lego Star Wars films, which are very clever.

Meglet Fri 01-Nov-13 11:59:35

Just watched it with almost 7yo DS and he liked the look of it. I have a very low tolerance for crappy kids films so we don't watch much but we'll probably go and see the Lego movie.

ttalloo Fri 01-Nov-13 12:13:15

DS1 (6) and DS2 (5) have just watched this and say that they really want to see the film. According to them the trailer is funny, weird, crazy, exciting and awesome. Me, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than watch the film, as it's no Toy Story, judging by the trailer, but at least it's not the Smurfs. Or Alvin and the Chipmunks.

WowOoo Fri 01-Nov-13 12:22:45

My 7 year old definitely wants to watch it and my other son and husband will probably go too.
It looks action packed, funny and fast paced. Also, the word 'butt' was mentioned by Batman. That got a huge laugh (from Ds of course, not me)!
I like the voice overs - Ds wouldn't have recognised them.

He's been watching Lego Star Wars on Tv recently and he's been recreating scenes and creating things with his Lego blocks and characters. Keeps him busy for hours.

CheekyChimpsMummy Fri 01-Nov-13 12:39:21

Huge thumbs up from my 4 year old! Looks like a lot of fun. Lots crammed into the clip though. My LO was shouting characters as they appeared on the screen, batman and Ninja turtle got the best response and said at the end "I will see that in February mum!" Only 3 months to wait!

Chugnut Fri 01-Nov-13 12:44:57

9 yr old DS said it looks awesome. Then returned to playing Minecraft smile

Isildur Fri 01-Nov-13 12:49:21

We will definitely be going to see it (children from 3-10).

We've seen the Clutch Powers DVD, and they all like that.

I'm seriously hoping a few of the jokes/phrases go over the younger one's heads though.

I have a feeling a couple of mine will spend the entire time yelling 'I've got that mini-fig, and that one, and I really need that one, it's only £££ on eBay!' grin

Might look for a family/child friendly screening so we are not driven out of the cinema by outraged AFOL people who like to watch in silence... blush

dahville Fri 01-Nov-13 14:04:45

Nope, won't be going to see it; the trailer did not thrill.

Some of the Lego youtube clips spoofing other films were funny but I cannot imagine sitting through a full length film in Lego. I was not wowed or interested watching the trailer.

I still think Lego is fun to play with though.

AgnesBligg Fri 01-Nov-13 14:53:06

Ds - 9 yrs and a huge lego games and movies fan (but not the toys) hooted throughout the trailer. So yes I expect he will go to see this with dad when it comes out, and his 4 yr old sister if he can persuade her.

Ds already knew about the film coming out anyway, apparently it's the first Lego movie in the cinema? Here are his comments about the trailer;

'I would really like to see batman in it. It's a shame it doesn't look as if lego Star wars is included. I think it's a brilliant idea to have an entire movie made out of lego.The trailer makes me really excited to see it.'

dylsmimi Fri 01-Nov-13 14:56:51

I loved the trailer! As did dh. Cant wait We may have to go without ds! Loved the batman comments about the colours!! Just hope that all the best lines and bits aren't just in the trailer.
..off to book in the babysitter!

PurpleGirly Fri 01-Nov-13 14:57:34

My son said that it looks amazing and asked if he could miss school to go and see it!!!

asuwere Fri 01-Nov-13 14:57:45

My DC are lego and superhero mad so will probably want to see this. We have seen a couple of Lego films and to be honest, I don't mind watching them. It does look quite fast paced so I suspect DC won't catch it all in the first viewing so they would appreciate the DVD more than seeing at the cinema. Saying that though, I have no doubt they will be asking to go see it at the cinema. It does look good and if we can fit it in, then I would probably take them to see it - although I think DH would probably want to be the one to take them! smile
(Hate the half-term timing mention though - our holidays are at different times in Scotland so the timing doesn't really effect us.)

rupert23 Fri 01-Nov-13 15:08:56

My son age 6 loved it and said he wanted to see it at the cinema if its on. He loves lego and especially loved the fact it was lego.

telsa Fri 01-Nov-13 15:31:46

Trailer is very fast paced and makes the film look fun and as if it will appeal to adults as well as children. Get a very good sense of the look and shape of the film. The voices sounded like I would expect them too - generic US thing - not very exciting, but predictable. I find that Lego stuff very weird. It is always Lego rather than what it is trying to be, so seeing Lincoln etc, very odd. I can see lots of tie ins with this - the usual Burger Bar stuff plus Christmas sets. Which I guess is very gratifying for the producers, but just reinforces to me the huge profits that are sought in 'media convergence' as they call it.
The children, of course, love the look of it and can't wait to see it.

Suddengeekgirl Fri 01-Nov-13 15:37:16

Dh and ds are Lego mad.
Dh wants to go see it. Ds will too - so it will probably turn into a boys trip.

I think it looks quite dialogue driven/ heavy so a lot might be lost on my 4.5yo ds. But he likes Lego a LOT! smile

Dh and I liked playing the "spot the actor by their voice" game. smile

DifferentNow Fri 01-Nov-13 15:43:48

We'll probably end up going to see it as we have 2 Lego-mad boys. I liked the cast and voice overs but the lack of expression on the characters bugged me a bit and I wonder if this might make the DC lose interest. It doesn't appeal to me as an adult in the same way that some other kids films have. The soundtrack sounded quite punchy.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 01-Nov-13 15:44:12

The kids love Lego animations, but I find them dull and lacking in humour. Sorry!

The DC want to see the film based on the trailer - "...awesome, cool..." etc. I will probably take them when it's on the Kids Club screening for £1 a ticket blush

taczilla Fri 01-Nov-13 15:54:14

Wow chugnut spooky well not that spooky actually my DS 9 said that looks like a really good movie then continued to play Minecraft :-)

RubySparks Fri 01-Nov-13 15:57:09

Looks great! We have been big fans of Lego forever and over the play station Lego games, also been to Legoland (twice) so even though kids now teens I think they will want to see this.... Just maybe not in the cinema, we will wait for DVD. Love Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman voices.

elizaco Fri 01-Nov-13 16:21:47

I think it looks great - fun and action-packed. I can imagine children going home from the cinema and immediately getting their lego out! Unfortunately my children are probably getting abit too old for this film, but a few years ago they would have loved it :-)

As my dc's are big Lego fans (Not as big as dh though :-) we already knew about the film.
The trailer is good, apart from too many uses of the word "awesome".
Hope the movie lives up to the hype....

I really don't get it.
I only equate minifigs and Lego as toys, I've never been particularly interested or amused by Lego HP or SW etc

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 01-Nov-13 17:10:14

DD1 (13 going on 16) said it looked awful and no way is she going to see it.

DD2 (9 and a fan of Lego) said it looked awesome and she can't wait to see it.

I think it looks good and know lots of kids that would be super-excited by this film, girls and boys. I'll probably take DD2 and some of her friends, or her younger boy cousins, who would love me forever for it.

It cannot be worse that Top Cat, the worst film ever. I knew it was bad because the children woke me up to tell me they were bored.

Spirael Fri 01-Nov-13 17:18:16

Looks interesting, but I'll need to check out the rating and details about what peril and such is involved before I decide whether take DD (3.5). Looks like it should be fine, but she was frightened by Planes at the cinema due to the intensity of some scenes.

I can't imagine Lego being too intense, however! She really likes the Lego mini movies and it seems like the humour is similar. smile It might even be something we can convince DH to come along to see too. He doesn't tend to like films, but does enjoy the Lego series.

I was very excited to see Lego Michelangelo. grin I have the Lego Ninja Turtles keychains. I'm a big child really.

loumatt Fri 01-Nov-13 17:51:56

Wow, looks like a real rip roaring yarn! Our DS was gripped! We loved the fast paced and colourful images on the screen which will hopefully keep him entertained for a hour or so.

Glitterfairys Fri 01-Nov-13 18:16:41

This looks fab!! My 9 and 3 year old ds would love to watch this . They liked the different characters that were shown especially the teenage mutant ninja turtle and Batman. It looks a fun film and one for the whole family to enjoy , we will definitely watch it at the cinema grin

amistillsexy Fri 01-Nov-13 18:34:48

The DCs think it's 'great, funny, brilliant, amazing!'. They like the characters, especially the superheroes, and liked it all best! We will definitely be going to see it when it comes out.

aristocat Fri 01-Nov-13 18:49:53

So what did you think of the trailer?
Fabulous! Myself and DD loved it, she loved the humour and the fact that it was action-packed.

What are your thoughts on the characters and voice overs?
Good, nice to see such a variety of figures and animals in there. Voices were good, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman are already our favourites!

What about your DCs? Which part of the trailer did you like the most?
To be honest she liked it when the word 'butt' was mentioned ::sigh:: and as she likes the lego games this film is just an extension of those.

Do you think you’ll be likely to take your LOs to see the film when it’s released?
Yes definitely. It looks awesome! grin

MissArizona Fri 01-Nov-13 18:57:06

First thoughts - the trailer is very busy. Lots of action - probably aimed at 10yo boys - but as an adult I would like a bit more emphasis on the story and humor. Just slow things down a tad and spend a bit more time explaining the characters and where they are. Is that Lego God? Who is the villain? Is this underworld like blade runner with batman?

The concept seems to be what if lots of Lego sets from different themes / eras (i saw blue spaceman there from my childhood) merge together but not quite sure how they all came together.

My 4 year old son wanted to know where all his favourite Lego city characters were. Although, personally, happy not to see all the latest sets feature that much so I don't feel like I am watching a movie length commercial.

Morgan Freeman as God type character seems a bit cliche - but adds gravitas. Will Farel as the villain... Not sure how funny he is in the film from the short clip.

Hope the movie delivers the same quality and longevity as Lego bricks. Personally, if the Lego movie can deliver the same humour (toned down a bit - as the nude scene is a bit much) of this sketch from Robot Chicken - we will be happy.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=udKbB-di1oY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DudKbB-di1oY

Willemdefoeismine Sat 02-Nov-13 07:50:03

Right, I just know that my DH will love this and DS (12) said "it's a geek's dream" - it's whacky, weird, crazy 'Bill and Ted' style fun pitched at the whole family. I think it will be one of those 'cult' films that will attract lots of older teens (students) going in an 'ironic' way but secretly loving it!

I don't get this type of slapstick (I'm a bit of a humour-failure!) but my husband, DS and DD will be clamouring to see this as soon as it comes out! What I did appreciate was the references to so many different well-known characters including Gandalf and Batman! The style seems overtly American which is a bit of pity as Lego is one of those worldwide success stories but I can see why.....

FrogmellaMoonbeam Sat 02-Nov-13 09:13:51

Just watched this with dh and he was very impressed, daren't let ds watch it as I can't face 4 months of nattering to go see it but it looks very funny with humour included just for the adults. Will definitely be going to see it when it comes out.

Tee2072 Sat 02-Nov-13 09:20:17

So it's the Matrix out of Lego? grin

Looks mildly entertaining, not sure my 4 year old would enjoy it, and will depend on the final rating whether or not he gets to see it.

Good cast, I'll give them that.

But I am also sort of going hmm was it made by a child who needed to use the Lego he had, as opposed to a film costing millions that could have made any Lego they needed?

cornflakegirl Sat 02-Nov-13 11:09:07

A bit disappointing. DSes are big fans of Lego and Lego games on the Wii, but this didn't really capture them.

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 11:10:00

lol at shit "ossom" song

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 11:10:29

is the voice the same one as Ken on here?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx5OLuIu-dk

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 11:15:25

FROM S3 >>

I think the trailer looks really cool and seems like one of those nice family movies. I thought that the syncopation of the voices to the mouths of the characters and when it does come out, no doubt, I'm seeing it.

shaztwins1 Sat 02-Nov-13 12:06:52

all 3 dc want to see it, good cast & love the music too. We're huge lego fans here & February cant come quick enough !!!!

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 02-Nov-13 12:10:25

I just showed my nephews (5 and 8) and they are very keen to see it. they've been to Legoland a lot and love the 4D cinema there.

Maybe I could throw a few cups of water at them when we go to make it the same.

Serious question though, will this film be out in 3D and 2D?

Erebus Sat 02-Nov-13 13:08:33

Just watched with DH and DS2 (12) who's a massive Lego fan.

We all thought it funny- yes, it's a trailer so fast paced and, like many trailers, sort of giving the story away, but I thought it witty and fun. Again, loads of 'kids cartoons/animations' need to appeal to adults as well (the Abraham Lincoln one-liner!) these days.

I'd certainly take the family to see it. And I'd agree that older DCs will go 'ironically' and love it!

I also do think (and sorry to other posters I might be about to offend) that there's a tendency to take DC to movies that they haven't a hope of comprehending. I mean, that's why toddler/pre-schooler TV is slow, colourful, repetitive- boring as bat shit (a Bat Pun?!) for attendant adults but pitched just right for the littlies. Personally, I wouldn't take a DC younger than say 6 or 7 to this type of movie as so much would go straight over their heads.

MollyHooper Sat 02-Nov-13 13:50:42

My six year old, Lego obsessed DS absolutely loved the trailer and is very excited about the film.

I must admit I laughed too. I'm a Will Ferrell fan and the film seems to have that style of humor so I can see myself enjoying it.

We are all looking forward to it.

k8vincent Sat 02-Nov-13 16:05:21

Now I have 3 boys who are saying "dang it" continually. We saw a different trailer for this movie a Legoland. We prefer this one, it looks more exciting.

Morgan Freeman as the 'God' figure again - not terribly original. We found the double decker sofa bit funny - and the part where Batman throws all his tools to hit the red button. We are big on Batman in our house.

I'm not sure I'll have much choice but to take them to see it. We are literally swimming in Lego here.

WriteRight Sat 02-Nov-13 16:11:42

My ki just watched it and thought it looked brilliant. I am a huge lego fan so we will be going to see it. It looks fun and amusing and cleverly using all the Lego characters current and old! So it had a bit of nostalgia for me too. Voices we really good.

WriteRight Sat 02-Nov-13 16:11:58

Kids....not ki

BoyGirlBoy3 Sat 02-Nov-13 16:14:26

Me and DC age 7 -

Our favourite part of the movie clip, was when the bad cop smashed the water across the room!!! So funny!

I like the way all the characters, from all the ranges, are included. Love the comedy in it.

7 year old wants to see it in February!

Anyexcuse Sat 02-Nov-13 16:23:50

My 12 year old ds chortled all the way through the trailer. He liked Emmett best and was impressed by his double decker couch idea. I think the humour will appeal to daft boys like mine as well as to much younger kids. We'll definitely go and see it when it comes out.

Josie314 Sat 02-Nov-13 16:24:17

My DD is too young for this movie, but DH and I want to see it. I think it looks funny, and I also think it has a good cast (so is more likely to be good).

SweetPenelope Sat 02-Nov-13 16:25:01

DS2 (9) is completely obsessed with Lego and he loved the trailer. We'll definitely be going to see it. My 11 year old son also wants to see it.

ouryve Sat 02-Nov-13 16:31:46

Well, DS1 is a big lego fan, so I called him over to watch. He shrugged, said "no thanks" and mooched back onto the sofa with his mp3 player. He's such a bloody tween!

Watched the 1st half of it before my connection froze (that's good going, for us). All the superhero references seem quite amusing. I don't think I'd want to sit through it without an appropriately aged child for company, though.

KangKorandKoloth Sat 02-Nov-13 16:42:37

My DS1 is thrilled that this is coming out! It combines a lot of his favorite things (Mainly Batman, Lego and adventure .If Scooby Doo had also been in there it would've been his idea of film heaven) and , having just watched the trailer with me, he has said he can't wait to see it and it looks amazing. Fortunately it comes out just before his 6th birthday so I think I might treat him and a couple of friends to go and see it.

From an adult's perspective it doesn't look too bad at all, I think I'd enjoy it a bit more than other kids films I've seen with the DSes. I think the humor looks quite quirky and the plot quite interesting. I quite like Will Farrell as an actor too.

lionheart Sat 02-Nov-13 17:36:41

Ds (7) absolutely thrilled by the prospect, huge superhero and lego fan. His older brother will probably enjoy it and there is, by the look of it, enough for the adults there, too. I like the Lincoln! As Kang has said, it looks quirky.

gazzalw Sat 02-Nov-13 17:48:08

My DCs aren't the only ones looking forward to this coming out. It looks spot on - quirky but with enough humour pitched at adults and children to make it a laugh a minute film for the family. It's already a date in the diary for our family although not quite the Valentine's Day treat DW had envisaged grin!

ChippyMinton Sat 02-Nov-13 17:56:23

DS2(11) massive Lego fan really wants to go and see the movie on the strength of the trailer.

5madthings Sat 02-Nov-13 18:06:55

my dp came home from work raving about this the other day and put the trailer on for the madthings to watch.

they all loved it, esp ds4(5) and ds3(8) and ds2(11).

we wil def be taking the kids to see it.

ps love the name emmett its what our dd would have been if she had been a boy!

massive lego fans here, we have tonnes and the lego games for xbox etc. they enjoy the lego cartoons/prog on tv as well and cannot wait for the film to come out.

will get the boys to watch again and give their individual thought later but first impression is fantasric

Ingles2 Sat 02-Nov-13 18:13:00

Hi there... Ds2 and I watched the trailer... He's 12 and a lifelong Lego fan, he's also a serious Comic book fan.
Ds2 says...
I liked the trailer, in particular the jumping jacks bit.. It was funny. The characters seemed interesting, not all that original but funny anyway. Obviously batman is awesome and I like the Morgan Freeman Voice acting. Batman made the trailer for me, I loved the batarangs. I wouldn't go to see the film at the cinema but I would buy the DVD.
I think the film looked great... Too young now for my boys but funny and fast paced. No strong opinion on the voices or characters.
Hth's

leelo Sat 02-Nov-13 21:46:26

my two are lego mad at the moment so will definitely be going to see this. i think we liked the butt comment as that is just our kind of humour. but i know this will be good as we have seen other lego films like starwars so we know what to expect from this style of film.

gazzalw Sun 03-Nov-13 08:52:49

Ingles2, obviously your DS2 (12) is more mature than my DS - he's nearly 13 and he still wants to go to see it. There again, so do I and I'm a very mature age indeed grin!

wonkylegs Sun 03-Nov-13 08:55:56

DS was marginally interested but kept repeatedly asking if it has Lego Star Wars in it and if it doesn't then it's ruuuuubbish!
DH & I want to go and see it though, I love the Lego star wars videos we have (love the humour & little touches) and I suspect when DS gets past his current immediate Star wars fixation he will too.

marsybum Sun 03-Nov-13 10:17:37

Reaction was awesome awesome awesome - best part was the double Decker couch apparently - we'll definitely be going to see it here!

idleweiss Sun 03-Nov-13 16:05:09

I don't know who is more excited about this, me and my DH or our DDs (Erm, I think its us!)! We saw the teaser earlier this year and now we have seen the trailer we are looking forward to seeing it a bit more! Looks like some good silly fun!! I am loving there are some great voiceovers like Will Arnett and Will Ferrell!! My eldest DD thought the trailer was funny and laughed a lot, especially at Emmet and Batman. She loved the fact that the word 'Awesome' was said a lot as it is one of her favourite words! my youngest enjoyed throwing shapes to the soundtrack and pointing at all the characters! she asked to watch it again! After watching it we got some Lego out (we actually have a Batman figure and a construction worker like Emmet!), and my eldest DD got really in to playing with it and acting out bits from the trailer! lol! smile

The trailer was interesting, it looked fun and exciting it is the kind of silly humour that the boys will love, the music is really current and they will enjoy the fast paced style. batman, superman all really up in our house at the minute! the voices are well known and made me think it would be something i would enjoy too despite not being a big lego fan. definately one we will be looking to see in half term.

Iamalmost40 Sun 03-Nov-13 20:10:50

I watched it with my 5yo ds and we were both a bit underwhelmed really. Maybe because it was just so quick paced. Ds did say 'It was good but needs to have Spider-Man in it'.

sealight123 Sun 03-Nov-13 20:23:14

Truthfully, when I heard 'Lego Movie', I thought 'please please please don't do this world...please don't take another thing of my childhood and remake it...it always ends in disaster' but after watching the trailer I found myself in a little giddy fit...my daughter is only 2...she hasn't played with Lego yet (but she will!!! ) and she was instantly hooked on this trailer too :P

Surprised how good the voice casting is...I mean Liam Neesom!!! That's pretty mental...

Looking forward to trying to make this the first film my daughter sees at the cinema smile

Ingles2 Sun 03-Nov-13 20:36:37

gazzalw I don't know if you can call him mature, but he's definitely a quirky sausage. smile
I was surprised I thought he would be keener..

stopthebusiwanttogetoff Sun 03-Nov-13 21:10:00

My 6yo will absolutely love this. The trailer is filled with exactly the sort of catch phrases that he loves to repeat and share, and the jokes are at just the right level - he will "get" them all, and no doubt tell me them again and again.

He does not keep his lego sets in boxes with their instructions, as I did as a child, but instead plays "freestyle" mixing up all sorts of ninjago/chima/star wars/city characters, and creating roles for them, so Emmet will really appeal to him.

I'm not really one for kid's films, but I would give the first-ever full-length lego movie a go for him!

sharond101 Sun 03-Nov-13 21:38:22

My DS will love this although I hope it's slower than the trailer or he wil l never understand it. The voice overs are good and all the different characters were getting DS very excited.

GetKnitted Sun 03-Nov-13 21:46:50

I just object going to see an hour and a half advert

GetKnitted Sun 03-Nov-13 21:48:30

Just looked at most of the other comments, clearly I am not a typcial mumsnetter!

Boggler Sun 03-Nov-13 21:49:42

Not too sure whether ds would like a full length Lego based film but the subject matter ie superheroes definitely appealed.

lucjam Mon 04-Nov-13 10:35:32

Watched it with 2 boys aged 6 and 7 and one 8 year old girl.

They loved it, we watched it twice. We are going to the park shortly and they are already planning toplay lego movie there and deciding who is going to be Emmet.

They thought that the best bit was the "to the bat mobile" "dang it" section and the bit where they said "what are you here to see" "your butt" (I can imagine I'm going to be heqaring that said over and over!!) They also enjhoyed spotting all the different lego mini figures, espcially the teenage mutant ninja turtles!

They all want to go and watch it in February.

There was also something for adults, loved the $38 coffee and the jumping jacks!! vioce overs great too. Also liked spotting the mini figures including Abraham Lincoln! Awesome. I can imagine that the whole family including DD1 who is 11 (currently at school,others are on an inset day) will want to watch it.

SpookedMackerel Mon 04-Nov-13 10:43:58

Hmm, not really my sort of thing, though I like the idea of animated Lego.

Bit too fast paced for my children, and they don't recognise any of the superheroes/characters. The bit with the cop turning his face round from good cop bad cop got a laugh, but the rest of the time they were a bit confused.

manfalou Mon 04-Nov-13 11:08:22

My little man isn't into lego yet and doesn't really get the whole super hero thing yet either (he's 3 and just gone onto the BEN 10 phase) however his eyes never left the screen when I played the trailer so goes to show it still appeals to those who don't 'do' lego yet. Great voice overs too... recognise many!

Im not sure if he'd watch it all the way through but I dare myself and DH will watch it haha. Im not sure its really a kids sort of story line?

WallyBantersJunkBox Mon 04-Nov-13 11:24:49

Watched with my son who is 8 and a huge Lego fan.

We have talked about a new movie ever since Clutch Powers, who he is an avid fan of. We love the 4D movies shown at Legoland Günzberg when we go every year so this is long awaited in our family. When we saw the movie on Facebook we joined up for updates and watched the trailer last Thursday when it was posted there.

My son enjoys watching the films made on YouTube by Lego enthusiasts so this style of animation really grabbed him. The cast are very well known to most people at different ages and levels so it seems a good mix to me.

Chris Pratt was great in "Parks and Recreation" and along with Will Ferrell will add another level of comedy for the adult audience, which makes a huge difference to the family enjoyment of a movie. My son loved Megamind and his style of humour so will no doubt love his characterization in the Lego Movie.

Delighted to see other big names such as Liam Neeson too.

We've watched the clip a few more times over the weekend and my son is already reenacting some of the humour, and talking excitedly about the Superheroes and characters, and whether there will be a special Lego Minifigures collection for the film. He is already building a few of the scenes we saw.

So yes a long anticipated movie in this household, that doesn't look like it will disappoint from the trailer...the whole family is excited about it! grin

MellowMarshmallow Mon 04-Nov-13 12:05:18

I feel like we have been waiting for this film forever. If I have to sit through Clutch Powers one more time I will go crazy. Really looking forward to seeing this with my LEGO and animation mad boys. It's LEGO minifigures voiced by famous people - what could be better than that?

CMOTDibbler Mon 04-Nov-13 12:23:27

My 7 year old would like it, and I think it would be funny enough for me to take him

parques Mon 04-Nov-13 12:30:52

"Awesome!!!!" Ds2 aged 8 grin

Kveta Mon 04-Nov-13 13:54:13

That looks fantastic! I may have to fight DH over which of us gets to take 4yo DS (DD is too little for cinemas yet) :D

lynniep Mon 04-Nov-13 14:34:15

I'm not hugely enamoured by it ( I find lego films vaguely amusing but mostly tiresome), but my DS(6) wants to see it. My other DS (3) is not bothered. However if its really long, he will probably lose interest. The voiceovers are irelevant to him and the dialogue will go over his head.

We have the Star Wars Lego films and we watched this trailer last week. DS1 is 5YO and very excited to see Batman and Superman in one trailer! I grew up with Lego and DS1 loves it so can't go wrong really. I prefer this kind of thing to schmaltzy kids films.

orangepudding Mon 04-Nov-13 15:06:29

I am not showing this trailer to my five year old, otherwise I will hear 'is the lego film in the cinema yet' everyday until we take him. My son will love this film!

GuyAndStoic Mon 04-Nov-13 15:13:01

I love it! DS and I havewatched the trailer almost everyday. I love the lego films though and the characters look fab. It'll be easy for DS to "act out" the film with his existing lego figures too.

We will def be going to watch it.

Probably twice.

iwanttoscream Mon 04-Nov-13 15:24:32

Trailer, FAB. Will take my youngest two. Can't wait to see all those lego figures come alive.

Rockinhippy Mon 04-Nov-13 15:25:42

Me -:

I found it quite irritating in a minecraft videos kind of way - something DD & her friends were obsessed with until quite recently - the voice overs remind me of that - some how the overly strong American superhero voice over just don't cut it for me, it's too OTT, but not in a way that works as funny, just irritating & like a poster above, I would rather stick pins in my eyes than waste time & money watching this at the cinema - maybe a bored afternoon with nothing better on TV & I might watch it as a throw away TV movie, but that's about it - sorry

Dictated by DD -:

I think its not really aimed at my age group, I'm 11 not 5, so I don't really have anything positive to say. i found the voice overs to be too patronising & overly happy, which I found annoying & it's just not the kind of movie I would ever chose to see, it looks too twee & a bit naff, maybe really little kids will like it though, but it's not going to be a classic like Toy Story or Nemo or something is it

Sorry blush

iwanttoscream Mon 04-Nov-13 15:29:29

The more we watch the trailer, the more we can't wait to see the film.
Lego-terrific !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stealthsquiggle Mon 04-Nov-13 15:40:25

That looks fun. I worry that all the best bits might be in the trailer, but if the timing is right (awkward half term) then I might well take the DC.

From the trailer, I think I like Batman and his bad pun best.

InvaderZim Mon 04-Nov-13 16:11:15

The trailer is better than the one I saw before Monsters U a couple of months ago. Like all of the trailers we saw that day, this film is heavily boy-centric, with one main female character. I'm guessing this one isn't passing the bechdel test.

I could care less about famous people doing voice overs.

stephgr Mon 04-Nov-13 16:34:35

It looks really entertaining and very well made. My son loves lego and is really keen to see the film so we will definitely be going. I really like the trailer and love the voiceovers. My daughter isn't into lego but she likes the trailer so we'll all be watching it. My husband has no interest which is probably a good thing because it means we won't have to listen to his snoring in the cinema.

theoriginalandbestrookie Mon 04-Nov-13 16:45:04

DS age 7 thought the trailer was "cool and funny". We both liked the bit where the bad cop turned into the good cup then back again. If it gets good reviews then we will go.

NettleTea Mon 04-Nov-13 16:53:27

Just watched it with DS
What do you think about it?
"GREAT"
do you like it?
"YEAAAAA... GREAT!!!"
what about the characters
"GREAT!!!!"
do you want to see it?
"YEAH!! Can we go now??"

he liked the bit where he sees Batman best, and the fact he says 'awesome' alot....

ladygoingGaga Mon 04-Nov-13 17:25:18

Thanks lego, my DS aged 7 has just viewed the clip with me, he was utterly thrilled and excited, but then I told him it was February and he had a strop about it being ages away!

It is just his thing, batman will be a sure winner, I would actually enjoy it too as it looks like it has a level of humour for parents, like the Abraham Lincoln line. A also laughed when Batman was throwing stuff at the button, missing then when he hit it shouted 'first time'

I also liked Morgan Freeman's voice, but he seems to be playing a lot of godly figures these days hmm
Will be a must see in our house, and as his birthday is the 13th of Feb it is great timing, in fact DS is now planning a lego party

firawla Mon 04-Nov-13 17:28:12

I loved the trailer, I'm sure we will go and see this my 5 year old would love it and almost 4 yr old too. It looks funny and that it will appeal to both adults and children, im really interested to see the whole movie

SporkandFooon Mon 04-Nov-13 18:19:34

Oh my goodness!! I cannot wait. DS9 and partner (35) are really excited too.
We love Lego.
The trailer does seem a little fast moving but to be honest, I think most children will just be so excited that there is a full length Lego film that they won't really listen to what's going on on the trailer.
It made me giggle smile
Looking forward to valentines day!

SolidGold Mon 04-Nov-13 18:41:11

Watched the trailer, it's definitely not my sort of thing and I think a bit young for dd who is 12, but I think it looks great for probably 5 to 10 year olds.

It was a bit full on, couldn't pick out a bit I preferred.

PeppermintScreams Mon 04-Nov-13 18:53:44

My five year old DS really liked the trailer and can't believe he has to wait until Febuary to see it! I also loved all the in jokes/quotes from other movies.

DTisMYdoctor Mon 04-Nov-13 19:12:43

I've just watched this with DS (5) who was entranced and when he finished he begged to watch it again! 'Awesome' was his verdict overall and he thought some of the batman scenes were very funny.

We'll definitely go to see this - hopefully there will be enough amusing bits for the grown ups!

I've just watched this with DS and he thinks it looks brilliant and wants to go and see it. He loves lego, so it was always going to be up his street. He recognised the voices from some of the other million other films that he likes to watch and thought they were funny.

To be honest, if it wasn't for lego mad DS, watching that trailer wouldn't make me want to take him to see it (although the batman bits made me smile). I just wasn't sure from it what the story was about. A lego man meets up with some other minifigures? I know the trailer isn't meant to give away the full film, but I don't feel any wiser after watching it than I was before.

Sure its going to do well as there are a lot of other children like mine out there who will get excited about the fact that it had a teenage mutant ninja turtle minifigure in it and miss the fact that they're not clear on the plot!

weblette Mon 04-Nov-13 19:26:26

Just watched it with ds1 (11) and ds2 (9), they both loved the trailer. Liked the pace, the music, the humour - their one question? When's it out???
For my part I thought it worked well - looks like there'll be lots for adults too.

janx Mon 04-Nov-13 19:51:52

So what did you think of the trailer? Fab an very funny smile

What are your thoughts on the characters and voice overs? love the different characters and the voices

What about your DCs? Which part of the trailer did you like the most?
They liked the bit with batman

Do you think you’ll be likely to take your LOs to see the film when it’s released? yes we will be there

vestandknickers Mon 04-Nov-13 19:56:14

Looks great and my children would go and see anything with the word Lego in the title but I wasn't sure about the very fast american dialogue and some of the references. They'd have no idea for example that $38 dollars is a lot for a coffee or who on earth Abraham Lincoln is. That said, we'll probably still go and see it.

ds has just watched it and said " im soooo gonna want that! look at all those superheroes" he is now sat next to me shouting "to the batmobile...darn it" he wants to know how you could possibly blow up an invisible jet and if the ninja turtles were in the crowd of superheroes. so safe to say he really liked it and will want to watch the film. the adverts shows all the things that are interesting to him like superheroes, busting things open and lego. he is most excited

BornToFolk Mon 04-Nov-13 20:07:29

It looks good! It made me snigger several times. I especially liked "come with me if you want to not die". I'm not sure if DS (6) would find some of the humour a bit adult though and would probably miss some of the references. Having said that, I'm sure he'd enjoy the action and it looks as though it would be one of those films we'd really both enjoy. Oh, and it's got some great actors doing the voices, I love Will Ferrell and Will Arnett.

UniS Mon 04-Nov-13 20:40:08

made me laugh, and then I went and watched all the other trailers for it too. Yep, I'll drag DS to watch this even if he is reluctant. He'll love it and I'll have a pleasant hour or so in the cinema giggling along .

sfancy Mon 04-Nov-13 20:44:42

I think it looks good-we love lego!

10thingsihateaboutpoo Mon 04-Nov-13 20:45:37

Looks good! The trailer was too fast paced for DD but it does look good. Hoping for some toy story jokes that go ovet the DC head too. There's something about lego animations that just make me smile :-)

AuntyEntropy Mon 04-Nov-13 20:51:03

We're huge Lego fans in this house; we've got almost all the games, and we've seen and loved all the 4D movies at Legoland, so barring truly atrocious reviews we'll definitely be off to see this.

That said, this trailer didn't do as much for me as the previous one we saw in the cinema. It was all a bit confused, and I didn't love the jokes, apart from Abraham Lincoln, and the exploding invisible plane. I suspect the Matrix plotline will go over the DC's heads.

Still going to see it though. The quality control on Lego games and animations has been very good to date, so it seems like a safe bet.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 05-Nov-13 06:36:58

Dd liked the trailer but didnt seem to fussed about seeing the film. I don't think the trailer focused on one particular bit to really work out what it was about, it was batman, then it was Abraham Lincoln, then robots. I was a bit underwhelmed but I guess I'm not the target audience.

whimsy Tue 05-Nov-13 06:55:01

DS1 (10), DS2 (8) and DS3 (5) have just watched the clip and they all really want to see the film. They think It looks exciting, fun and to be honest they love anything lego related. The voice overs were good but they don't know who the actors are. We will be going to this.

clubnail Tue 05-Nov-13 10:22:58

Looks fabulous, DS (age 3) will love it. He hasn't got any Lego yet, thinking this Christmas will be a god age to introduce it, then he'll be all ready for the February screenings. Lego, heroes - what's not to love!

Kipsy Tue 05-Nov-13 12:43:12

We are a Lego-obsessed household. But this movie... meh. DH loves the "obscure guy turns into hero" type movies - but the execution of this in the movie would not appeal to adults.

DD is still quite young (5) and probably not the target audience (6+?) - she lost interest quite quickly while watching the trailer - possibly because it is so loud/intense/disjointed (in the manner of all trailers I suppose grin) I also noticed the lack of female minifigures err characters. DD could not identify with Emmet much, as he is an adult male. Sometimes girls want to be the hero! Maybe a Lego Friends movie might appeal to her hmm? Though I'd never get DH to come in a million years!

LentilAsAnything Tue 05-Nov-13 19:57:10

I think my three-year-old will love the film, though I am not sure he'd sit thought it at the cinema. He loves fast-paced action stuff - current favourite is Cars. And he likes the merchandise related to films, and we haven't gotten him into Lego yet - probably going to get him something at Xmas to get started, so a few months' play and maybe it will make the film more special when he watches it.

kazzzyh Wed 06-Nov-13 08:35:17

Just watched the trailer with my 7 year old Son, he said it looks "really good" and he wants to go and see it when it comes out.
I thought it looked quite entertaining and would take him to see it.

IncaAztec Wed 06-Nov-13 13:30:13

So what did you think of the trailer? What are your thoughts on the characters and voice overs? What about your DCs? Which part of the trailer did you like the most? Do you think you’ll be likely to take your LOs to see the film when it’s released?

I enjoyed the trailor, voiceovers etc not too annoying (too many are too precocious in children's films if you ask me). My toddler pointed and shouted when she saw it. She likes lego and would probably want to go and see it. We might go and see it at a children's screening, not a regular screening as she is too young and wanders off every now and again.

BlackberrySeason Wed 06-Nov-13 19:15:08

DS is too young for Lego movie yet, but hopefully he will get into Lego in a big way in time for the next one.

sassolino Wed 06-Nov-13 19:18:38

I don't think we'll watch it in the cinema. I might get it on a DVD for my guys, once it's out. As much as we love Lego, the trailer didn't appeal to me. I'd be bored to death if I had to watch it personally. Probably not the answer Warner Bros wants to hear.

Hopezibah Wed 06-Nov-13 20:47:22

So what did you think of the trailer? What are your thoughts on the characters and voice overs?

I liked the characters - I imagine the voice overs would seem weird on LEGO people but it did work ok.

What about your DCs?
They loved it as they love all things LEGO!

Which part of the trailer did you like the most?

I liked the overpriced coffee and the batman button scene.

Do you think you’ll be likely to take your LOs to see the film when it’s released?
Quite probably yes.

Elainey1609 Thu 07-Nov-13 11:36:29

Well trailer didn't thrill me to be honest I really don't like the lego stuff find the animations so lacking.....voices sound to US aswell so change the voices abit people lol
however 6. Year old likes look of it, depends what is out at same time to be honest as to decide whether we go see it

heyday Thu 07-Nov-13 13:03:59

It's a very typical fast paced, non stop talking American film. I love the figures. My grandson too young for this but the children I work with are 9 and I can image that they will love this film, especially the boys.

WibbleBoy Thu 07-Nov-13 13:37:43

DS is a huge fan of lego and likes animated movies, but generally doesn't appreciate the nuances of a heavy plot (he much prefers visual antics to dialog). However, he liked the trailer; in particular the "First try" from Batman after missing several times, plus the exploding invisible plane (though he had no idea who the Wonder Woman character actually was).

I liked the fact that the characters all seemed to act much more like minifigures than in previous lego features such as Clutch Powers, which made the characters too flexible. Having them act much more rigid adds to their charm.

DS will probably ask to see it in the cinema, but this will likely hinge upon whether there is a cheaper matinee showing.

evelynj Thu 07-Nov-13 14:33:32

We loved it! My 4 year old is very excited & we'll definitely go to see it.

His favourite part was the superheroes, esp batman. He couldn't believe it! I liked the singing & music.

katiesobol Thu 07-Nov-13 18:03:07

My children are so excited about the Lego Movie - it is impossible to put it into words - in fact they don't use many words either - at least not ones in my range of hearing - lots of shrieking and squealing in excitement together with leaping and running and jumping and shouting - I can just about make out the words "this is going to be the BEST FILM EVER!" amongst their excited noise!
I must confess that I can't wait either - it looks amazing and funny. I love Morgan Freeman, who will be fantastic and Will Ferrell will be amazing too

Of all the films coming out next year - this will be top of our "to watch" list!

UniS Thu 07-Nov-13 19:24:04

showed teh trailer to 7 year old son. He not a big fan of films, he is a big fan of lego. his reaction

Lego - wow, oh, a film...
I asked did he wantto go and see teh film?
NO, er, maybe, er no.

asked him again 24 hours later.
no, er, yes, er , would we all go together?

I said we probadly would ( the 2 adults both want to see this film).
Son then decided that maybe yes.

pixieindisguise Thu 07-Nov-13 20:06:06

I can't believe a Lego film hasn't been made before, this looks amazing and my daughter who is a huge Lego fan will be blown away!

mammalove Thu 07-Nov-13 21:09:45

Just got the thumbs up from my two (12 and 15) Quote "It made me all different kinds of happy watching the trailer" "There are no amount of words to describe this film" Chuckles all round :-)

Bubbles85 Thu 07-Nov-13 21:30:38

Hmm it's not for me... However, it looks like I don't get a say as my best friend's son is obsessed with Lego and apparently we all have to go and see it!

foxy6 Thu 07-Nov-13 21:31:00

my six yr old wants to watch it and thinks it looks fun. he loves batman.
i will definitely be taking him and probably my 17yr old to watch that. they both love the same things.

Glittertwins Thu 07-Nov-13 21:58:27

All of us loved the trailer and the DTs can't wait to see it at the cinema. They have seen a slightly different trailer at the cinema already and at Legoland.
We will be taking them to see it.

We are very excited about this in our house! Can't wait to see it. Admittedly, we are huge Lego fans, DS age 5, is about ready to pop waiting for the Lego Marvel game to come out.
The comedy in lego films/cartoons/games is always brilliant so I am sure this wont disappoint. Having said that, we just finished watching the end of the Ninjago cartoons on Netflix and it was very dramatic. How do they manage to get us to care so much about small plastic people??!

lorka Thu 07-Nov-13 22:08:57

This looks great. We are Lego fans so will definitely be going to see it at the cinema when it is released. smile

daisybrown Thu 07-Nov-13 23:05:25

I'm as eager to see this as the kids are. No doubt this will encourage them to play even more Lego than they already do, which can't be a bad thing!

moonbells Fri 08-Nov-13 09:06:54

I think we will probably watch on DVD, because DS is incredibly sensitive to loud sounds and he hates pop music thanks to holiday club playing it loudly non-stop. (He was crying at the fireworks we went to being too loud.) Cinemas these days seem to want to deafen people.

Having said that, DS is a Legomaniac so will want to see it, so we will go for the compromise.

hunhun007 Fri 08-Nov-13 17:08:30

I must admit Lincoln is my fav... but what do I know :-)
our 9 years old loved the whole trailer; 5 years old couldn't understand few things - maybe voice is a bit to quiet

ZenOfPetals Fri 08-Nov-13 17:23:27

DS (11) said "I want to see that movie when it comes out". I liked all of it myself, except the part when the female character spoke to the male, as it sounded like some mad delusion. The music was good. DS said "It is always like that, a guy is unprofessional and does not know what he is doing and the girl is like great at fighting and really awesome and stuff and there is always one part where she is like 'I believe in you', Morgan Freeman always plays those old guys, but his voice is good for an old guy."

wibblyjelly Fri 08-Nov-13 17:40:15

Wow, this looks -ahem-awesome! I'm about to link the trailer to dh, as this seems like our perfect film. We love all the Lego video games, so this film is perfect for us

Lotstodo Fri 08-Nov-13 17:43:06

This is brilliant. I'm suprised Lego have not made a film before now. Lego is wonderful and I can't wait to see this film with my children. The colours are really good, realistic and with Lego colours too. However, the dialogue is quite fast and could be lost on very young children but they will still love it.

DinoSnores Fri 08-Nov-13 18:02:07

The animation is excellent! I'm not sure my 3 year old would be able to follow it, both because it looks pretty fast paced and because the jokes look a bit more sophisticated than what we are used to with Thomas the Tank Engine!

umabritmum Fri 08-Nov-13 18:03:16

Saw the The LEGO® Movie trailer several times and it really sounds funny. LEGO blocks are a part of my children toys and they got excited on seeing their minifigures to life.

The trailer has so much mini details but very fast to follow. Great casting by the Lego team using their Lego Toys.

The music sounds good to the ears but the expression with other animated movies like Cars , Toy Story which has special expressive nature lacks here. The expression shown in this Movie pertains to the pencil drawings but this is expected with that of Lego Toy. Overall, the whole movie should be funny with not so special Lego Emment turning special.

I like the scenes that are funny like Lego Emmet exercising in his bedroom, overpriced coffee, batman scenes, Lego Emmet is said to have every reasons to be special and the last scene invisible jet. Damn it! Everything sounds Awesome smile

I always do take my DCs to see animated movies on big screens. So, I am ready for some Lego fun.

rlouisa Fri 08-Nov-13 18:47:00

lol...its like they on steroids...i want to watch it!! oh and my son too..

DoctorGilbertson Fri 08-Nov-13 18:52:37

I thought the trailer silly - I suspect that my son (5) would like a proper serious lego film about lego super heroes saving the world, preferably in rockets, so all the cultural references would completely go past him and I just thought were silly didn't form a coherent narrative and were a sop to the adults.

Suspect I am not the target audience.

I showed the trailer to DS.

He said "can I see it again" and then, when I said no he went off and found his huge lego collection and it sitting next to me while I fill in this review.

helenthemadex Fri 08-Nov-13 19:20:25

I saw a trailer for this when I was with dd, it looks great fun and DD said she MUST see it

Beccie77 Fri 08-Nov-13 19:47:30

We love LEGO in our house, and my 8yo is already quoting 'to the batmobile...dang it!' This comes out just after his birthday and he has demanded that is his party, a trip to see the whole film. It is just his and his mates type of humour, and he giggled his little socks off watching the trailer, it was lovely to see. Proper silliness that he can recreate when he is playing over and over again. Love it. Will go and see it. Will probably have learned it off by heart from the DVD by next Christmas.

maloofysmum Fri 08-Nov-13 20:02:08

Looks fantastic, my kids can't wait and to have such a great cast of voices is brill... now all we need is a full length Star Wars and Indiana Jones then my ds would be in heaven!

katiewalters Fri 08-Nov-13 20:28:13

It looks funny. My 4year old watched the trailer and was very excited as he is lego mad.

unadulterateddad Fri 08-Nov-13 21:15:52

Looks good and the voice acting looks a good match - batman and wonderwoman made me chuckle. ME and DS love the lego Starwars cartoons and this looks in the same vein - will definitely go and see it

Schmedz Fri 08-Nov-13 21:22:06

Cool cast, seems to be very adult friendly humour (which is great in a 'kids' film); appealing little mini fig characters...DH will want to see it because he is LEGO mad so even if the trailer was rubbish, he would still want to go!
Love the fast pace but wonder if it much of the dialogue would go over most children's heads...
Looks to be a clever film..love the spoof Star Wars and LEGO Bible stories but they are much shorter than a full length movie, but there are so many animated films out there, I can't see why one with LEGO figures and set rather than other animated designs won't be just as enjoyable.
Trailer contains enough action to show our family that we would probably enjoy the film without giving too much of the story detail away...it does make us want to see the film.

nerysw Sat 09-Nov-13 06:41:38

I've just watched the trailer and was thinking 'Lego movie, pah, what a dumb idea'. However, I thought it looked brilliant and wasn't expecting it to be so funny! My four year old would really enjoy this and my 2.5 year old watched the trailer and proclaimed it 'awesome' (new word). We'll probably just wait for the DVD as it's a lot easier than a trip to the cinema.

shellshell3 Sat 09-Nov-13 07:38:03

I cant wait to take my niece it looks great

goldenretriever Sat 09-Nov-13 08:23:25

Looks very child friendly, not sure that I would love the film though!

It seems dh has hijacked and posted for me!
I think the movie looks Awesome! I'm sure kids will love it even if they don't understand we have the Lego movie DVD clutch powers they liked that but didn't really get it.

wonka Sat 09-Nov-13 08:59:51

I have 3 boys, 6 -10, they laughed through the trailer, really looking forward to seeing it, hoping the movie is just as fun?

3rdnparty Sat 09-Nov-13 09:30:57

we love lego and I like the lego animations but am not confident there would be enough content for a movie rather than a short. Very American language and references- but/loser/darn/Abraham Lincoln...which turn me off going and ds8 wouldn't get
May wait til on kids am and dh and I will draw straws for who gets to go or get dvd next year...

Turnipvontrapp Sat 09-Nov-13 09:31:29

My boys just watched it and thought it looked great and quite funny. They want to know when it's coming out do they can go and watch it.

I would definitely go to see it. DH is Lego obsessed since childhood and is very keen. DS stopped trying to break things to watch the trailer so I would say that is a positive.

I liked the voice overs, especially Liam Neeson's Good cop/bad cop.

It looks like fun. Not life changing or anything but good, solid fun.

clairew111 Sat 09-Nov-13 10:19:23

We like the look of this film and want to see it. I like it when you see all the characters in one room.

sassolino Sat 09-Nov-13 10:23:07

As I cannot edit my original post, could I just add that though my personal opinion on the trailer hasn't changed, I showed it to my younger son (3year-old) and he wants to see the movie. So, if my husband is willing to take him to the cinema, I'll be happy for them to go (as long as I don't have to go). smile

halfthesize Sat 09-Nov-13 11:59:20

Ok so my 2 DS's watched this and the 4 year old loved it, however, my 11 year old was unimpressed. He thinks he is too grown up now hmm

Onetwothreeoops Sat 09-Nov-13 13:08:40

DS 8 describes the trailer as "hilarious" DD7 said it was "funny". DS favourite character was the good cop/bad cop and DD preferred Wonder Woman. They definitely want to see the film now.

I liked the humour. We have a couple of Lego Star Wars DVDs and they are really funny. I'm not sure if I would take them to the cinema to see this film based purely on the cost of the tickets. We will probably wait until it's shown in the local theatre or out on DVD.

BonzoDooDah Sat 09-Nov-13 13:24:54

My children say "everything is awesome" (6 yo girl)
"I love it!" "Batman!" "Lego! Wooo" etc (4 yo boy)

Me? Is it going to be another film with a token female love interest? Seems that way from the trailer. And seeing Lego's dubious selling practice of selling "pink crap lego for girls" and interesting stuff for boys I'd be sad to see the theme continued in the film.

I like the mix of characters and genres in the trailer - looks like it will keep adults and children amused. Probably will take the children to see it as they are both Lego obsessed.

DeathByLaundry Sat 09-Nov-13 14:48:13

I LOVED THIS! And a fabulous cast, it looks absolutely brilliant. DS (6) is Lego mad so I think we'll definitely make the effort to catch it at the cinema for a treat.

NipLash Sat 09-Nov-13 16:38:39

It was a bit fast for my 4yr old. He didn't seem too interested and wanted to know if we could watch Star Wars when the trailer finished. He liked Batman though.

CheeryCherry Sat 09-Nov-13 16:51:39

The trailer looked action packed in a stilted kind of way! Quite a bit of repetition, busy and loud soundtrack, fast voiceovers. We are not into lego in this house, so I don't think we will be seeing the movie, I think you need to be a lego addict to want to see it...but I guess there are plenty of them. The DCs were not interested either. Feel like the odd one out on here!

bigreddrum Sat 09-Nov-13 17:07:31

Looks like fun. Very feel good and one of those that can be enjoyed by both adults and children on two different levels.

4 year old loved the batman bit the best.

starlight1234 Sat 09-Nov-13 19:11:55

I have just shown this to my 6 year old son.He has loved all the Lego films and wants to see the film. He says he liked it from the beginning when he didn't want to do jumping jacks

SciFiFan Sat 09-Nov-13 19:21:44

Both my DS's age 10 and 7 say they like it and would go to see it. Me, I'm not so sure, didn't look like it would hold my attention as much as the Lego Star Wars movies, didn't seem as funny.

missorinoco Sat 09-Nov-13 20:25:42

Trailer was very fast moving. DS is a big Lego fan; it was initially over clever for him, and he was unsure, but it won out because it is Lego.

I am unsure, might send DH. Why are they releasing it on Valentines Day?!

DaddyThunder Sat 09-Nov-13 20:34:49

Just sat through this laughing my arse off. Will definitely be taking the kid and other half to arch this in February. Just like the video games, lego have done it again. Hilarious.

Swimmingwithsharks Sat 09-Nov-13 21:00:35

My six year old loves Lego but hates the idea of going to the cinema. But for a Lego movie he is more than happy to make an exception! He doesn't know all the characters included in the trailer but this didn't make any difference. I thought it was quite amusing for me. Fast paced script which is fine for me, not an issue for my son I'm sure. Loved the voices, thought they were well suited to the characters. I think the music could be quite good too...something to help stave off the boredom of childrens cinema, but I think I wouldn't mind seeing this one...

sabretiggr Sat 09-Nov-13 21:30:49

Looks great. I think a lot of the other film references will be lost on my ds, but it looks fun anyway. He saw the trailer with me a thought it was amazing!

janekirk Sat 09-Nov-13 22:37:31

Looks like a great family movie. I can see requests to visit the Lego shop (or charity shops) after seeing the movie. Think hubby has as much fun as the kids do when lego building.

ataraxia Sun 10-Nov-13 00:25:45

Was really unimpressed with the first quarter of the trailer - very 'American' and mainly just an annoying character saying awesome a lot. However, it got better and amusing in parts - though I feel lots of the references would go over kids' heads, esp. if they aren't American.

MsMarple Sun 10-Nov-13 08:37:33

My son (5) has just watched the trailer, and thinks 'it is going to be so cool...like all the lego people assemble to fight the baddies'. I think the story of the main ordinary lego guy wasn't clear to him from the trailer, because he was mesmerised by batman. We will definitely go to see it and hopefully he will understand the plot when he sees the whole thing!

woodchuck Sun 10-Nov-13 11:19:53

My kids (age 8 and 10) love all the lego games: batman, star wars, HP. They would love this movie and I would most likely take them to see it at the cinema. DS would be especially into the Superero bits. I, however, would use the opportunity for a little nap smile

gingercat12 Sun 10-Nov-13 15:44:54

We saw the trailer in the cinema and DS immediately said he wanted to see it. (DH's comment "Is Lego the cleverest company ever?!")

DS loved Batman and the "girl superhero". He just loved it all.

SuzySuzSuz Sun 10-Nov-13 16:04:07

I always rate things by how much they make me laugh and this made me laugh out loud! Love that there's some recognisable actors voices in there and loved the comic / deadpan humour from batman smile

Due to cost not sure if we'd see at the cinema but would definitely get in DVD!

It seems very fast paced and in your face. I bet school age children will love it. I think it would be too much for my pre school dts so wouldn't bother taking them.

whattodoo Sun 10-Nov-13 20:12:05

So what did you think of the trailer? Not really my cup of tea, but DP loved it! He'll be taking DD.

What are your thoughts on the characters and voice overs? great characters and voice artists, modern voices sprinkled with King Morgan of Freeman for the grown ups!

What about your DCs? My DD is going through a big 'pink' phase and isn't interested in any programme/film unless its got a strong female character, so she'll be happy.

Which part of the trailer did you like the most? the batman (DP), the humour (me)..

do you think you’ll be likely to take your LOs to see the film when it’s released? Yes.

It seems agreeably silly. I agree it does move very fast though and some might find it hard to keep up. I think it would be wasted on my DCs at the moment as they haven't yet really got into superheroes etc. so wouldn't get the context or understand a lot of the jokes and I would have to spend 4x the length of the film explaining everything. But for a bit older kids - maybe about 7 up I would guess? - it looks quite fun.

angell74 Sun 10-Nov-13 23:42:55

My son loves LEGO and really loves superheroes and he also loves the idea that a 'normal' boy like him could be a superhero too!! He also commented on the choice of songs. He would like to go see it.

I however, hated the overt use of americanisms and even the lure of Morgan Freeman might not be enough to convince me to watch it ... shame because despite the overtly moralistic messages in the Lego Chimera films I quite enjoyed that one.

supermam Mon 11-Nov-13 00:26:54

I think it looks quite good! My son is desperate to see it, so I can see a family visit on the cards. The hero looks funny and endearing. Like the big names in it - perhaps the acting won't be wooden (plastic!).

pimskie Mon 11-Nov-13 15:37:06

Saw the trailer a few months ago in cinema with my DS and he is sooooo excited! It's going to be a long wait till February!

SachaF Mon 11-Nov-13 18:04:24

My ds (6) said it was so funny and he wants to see it when it comes out at the cinema.
Dd (5) says she would like to see it at the cinema too. She says she laughed and laughed.
We only see about 1 film a year at the cinema, luckily this won't clash with Star Wars! and if both kids are keen to see it we possibly will (by the way, the whole family have enjoyed watching the Lego Starwars animations, I hope the Lego film is as good as those as from the trailer it wouldn't be something I would choose to watch as a family, it didn't have much adult appeal).

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MrsSG Thu 20-Feb-14 19:54:07

I've just taken my 6 and 4 yo to see this and would warn any mum that it is really NOT suitable for very young children, with threats of torture etc which ok just plastic lego pieces but you really start to identify with it. The fast action pace in the trailer is what you get throughout the movie which is exhausting. I think it's a fun movie for maybe 8/9yo upwards but littlies just don't get the jokes (and there are many)

we went over half term this week and ds aged 6 really liked it. it was very full on and fast paced but funny and had a story behind it, not something I would of watched alone but I found myself enjoying it too. ds has none stop talked about it and sang the songs so it's left a lasting impression.

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