Prediction: The Lego Movie
Shiri’s Prediction: I hate, yes hate, toy and video game based tv/movies. Except for Red vs. Blue, which isn’t so much based on as exploitative of (I’m still waiting for my “chupathingy”) successive versions of Halo. Grant you, I’m not much of a video gamer and I don’t have any sort of connection to any video games whatsoever, expect maybe Wii Bowling, and it’s been years since I exercised those chops. And Contra, I suppose, but that’s more for the upupdowndownleftrightleftrighbeeaystart nostalgia of it all than out of any desire to view other Contra based media. As for board games, well, I know none of us want to remember Jumanji, but it’s out there and all we can do is make sure no one is ever forced to suffer in that way again. The Lego movie looks cuter than most, but I won’t be crushed if someone else wants to take the boy. We’ll probably end up with the DVD and it will be one of those things I pop in when I’m ready to pull all of my hair out and just want the kids to sit still for an hour (which I almost never do). Thought I’d be more excited after the full trailer. *Meh* I’ll stick with small screen stuff for now (Teen Titans, Go) and be psyched about How To Train Your Dragon 2 in the spring.
Luke’s Prediction: Dear Lego Corp.,
I have enjoyed your products since the early days of my childhood. I continue to fill your coffers buying your products, both digital and physical, for my offspring. So, though I am not a obsessed fan (I don’t memorize product numbers or collect mini-figs or anything), but I do feel like I have a firm grasp of your historical and your current product lines. This being said: WTF?
This looks like the worst crap children’s film, insulting and insipid. You could have taken the path, use the inspiring nature of your products, and build an incredible movie based around some great idea, challenge the Henson and Pixar franchises (now owned by the Mouse), and drive the quality and art of children’s film to a higher level. Instead, this movie looks like awful rehash of a bad 80’s comedy (itself a remake of a half-remembered Disney film) with nothing of value but a couple of Lego visual gags. Awful.