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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 07:56 AM

It seems that in addition to Batman and Morgan Freeman (who played Lucius Fox), Ra's al Ghul will be joining the party as well, as Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie are announced. Ferrell will be playing a character named "President Business" who is described as "a CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination and managing his own life". Neeson, unfortunately, is playing his henchman, which apparently is identified only as "Bad Cop". Offerman and Brie will be playing a pirate and "a member of Emmet's [the hero's] team with 'a powerful secret.'", respectively. However, with a voice cast that features the guy who played Qui Gon Jin and Ra's al Ghul, you can guess that LEGO is taking this rather seriously.View the full article
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 10:21 AM

Wow. LEGO is certainly confident about this. I guess this speaks for a good story. :rolleyes:-Gata Posted Image
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 10:46 AM

I wonder if they could somehow get Christian Bale to be involved in this. That would be awesome, even though I know it would never happen. :PAnyway, with such a talented group of people providing their voices for this movie, it might really be a good film.
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 02:02 PM

It's Batman themed, right?
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 02:55 PM

It's Batman themed, right?

I think Batman will be a character, but the story does not revolve around him as far as I know.-Gata Posted Image

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 05:38 PM

The fact that Batman and Rha's al Ghul are main characters shows that LEGO has very little confidence in gaining success on their own. I'm not sure whether that's good or bad.
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 06:44 PM

The fact that Batman and Rha's al Ghul are main characters shows that LEGO has very little confidence in gaining success on their own. I'm not sure whether that's good or bad.

Rha's al Ghul isn't a character. You seem to have misread the article. His actor from the Christopher Nolan trilogy, Liam Neeson, is playing a totally different character, Bad Cop. Batman and Superman are both characters, but we know of no other already-established characters in the cast.

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 06:56 PM

The fact that Batman and Rha's al Ghul are main characters shows that LEGO has very little confidence in gaining success on their own. I'm not sure whether that's good or bad.

Rha's al Ghul isn't a character. You seem to have misread the article. His actor from the Christopher Nolan trilogy, Liam Neeson, is playing a totally different character, Bad Cop. Batman and Superman are both characters, but we know of no other already-established characters in the cast.

Ohhhhhh. Interesting how Lego went the extra mile to get the actor from the films.I need to watch the Batman movies sometime.

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 06:57 PM

Alison Brie!...What... Liam Neeson's nice too... But Community is the best thing ever. Ever. :PP.S. TO THE NUIMOBILE!!:tohu:
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 09:20 AM

Alison Brie!...What... Liam Neeson's nice too... But Community is the best thing ever. Ever. :PP.S. TO THE NUIMOBILE!! :tohu:

This.My jaw dropped when I read that. Lego's really going for an A-list cast here. Hopefully that's a sign that the actors think the movie's good and that Lego is pouring a lot of resources into it.-don't touch my pocket protector

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wait...what? Thay managed to get LIAM FREAKING NEESON, and they just have him playing second bananna to Will Ferrell, of all people? Not to say that it couldn't work, but I'm just not sure I like the sound of it."Songs that the Hyades shall sing, / Where flap the tatters of the King, / Must die unheard in / Dim Carcosa."

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 12:36 PM

What little interest I may have had in this product has decreased with the announcement that they're using the exact same villian archetype that almost every kids movie in the last few years has used. It appears the message Hollywood wants everyone's children to learn is that business is evil - a message that, considering what is funding this and nearly every other wide-release, non art-house movie in existence, is just plain hypocritical. Unless I am mistaken, and this movie is actually being funded by a non-profit that will be using the box-office money to build hospitals in Africa, or something.

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 12:56 PM

I wonder if they could somehow get Christian Bale to be involved in this.

That'd be amazing.

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 01:47 PM

Holy heck, talk about a star-studded cast. Freeman, Ferrell, Neeson and others who I've probably already forgotten. I'd go see this movie just for the actors alone.
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 02:48 PM

Oh man, how did I not know about this movie? Sounds like this is going to be great!I wonder who else they might be able to get on board?
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 03:32 PM

Man, Liam Neeson is a decent actor, but the movies he stars in are usually bad. Star Wars, Narnia, Battleship, and now this.

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 04:00 PM

So you already wrote this off as a bad movie?With all these actors and actresses being named for this movie, I can't help but look forward to this movie.
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 04:38 PM

Will Ferrel? Yeah, this movie just got awesome.-TNTOS-
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 05:28 PM

Man, Liam Neeson is a decent actor, but the movies he stars in are usually bad. Star Wars, Narnia, Battleship, and now this.

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Posted Nov 16 2012 - 03:25 AM

And plot is only 68% of the show, folks. :)Anyway, this means nothing. Big names could be signing on because the story is good, or Lego could be trying to get big names to get people to go to an otherwise lackluster film.
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Posted Nov 16 2012 - 06:59 AM

What little interest I may have had in this product has decreased with the announcement that they're using the exact same villian archetype that almost every kids movie in the last few years has used. It appears the message Hollywood wants everyone's children to learn is that business is evil - a message that, considering what is funding this and nearly every other wide-release, non art-house movie in existence, is just plain hypocritical. Unless I am mistaken, and this movie is actually being funded by a non-profit that will be using the box-office money to build hospitals in Africa, or something.

Not all Hollywood kids movies follow that archetype, and a great deal of stories that come from places other than Hollywood (either foreign films or even just plain literature) do. Business tycoons make good villains because by virtue of their leadership role they have the requisite power and resources to be a real threat; they could easily be considered the modern-day equivalent to the evil king or queen. It occasionally shows up in works with a blatantly anti-business message, but it also exists in works that, far from trying to portray all business as evil, simply are trying to cast their villain as a force to be reckoned with.Besides, from the sound of it, this villain will be more of an anti-villain, considering what it says about struggling to maintain his own personal life. Ironically, Will Ferrell's role seems to be somewhat of a role-reversal of his role in the movie Elf.

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Posted Nov 16 2012 - 01:51 PM

And plot is only 68% of the show, folks. :)Anyway, this means nothing. Big names could be signing on because the story is good, or Lego could be trying to get big names to get people to go to an otherwise lackluster film.

Except that these folks are big time, and they have to approve of a part before they accept. These folks apparently like the script enough to have their names associated with it, so it does indicate something to be hopeful for if you believe folks like Neeson and Freeman have good taste as far as films go.Particularly since Neeson is only playing the antagonist's sidekick.

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Posted Nov 20 2012 - 02:36 PM

The question is this: are they in because LEGO is willing to give them enough money, or do they think the movie will be legit and as such want to sign on?LEGO is taking it seriously, but with the little we know about it, we shouldn't jump to conclusions either way. Let's get more information before making predictions on the movie's quality.
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Posted Dec 02 2012 - 01:18 AM

These famous voice actors are going to voice in the Lego Batman movie? That's awesome!
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Posted Dec 02 2012 - 07:40 AM

These famous voice actors are going to voice in the Lego Batman movie? That's awesome!

 

No, they're going to voice in the theatrical Lego movie (which will have Batman in at least some scenes). The Lego Batman movie is a different thing which will consist largely of the cutscenes from the videogame Lego Batman 2 strung together.


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Posted Dec 04 2012 - 11:47 AM

I can't wait for this movie. It sounds like its going to be big, and hopefully very good. 


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