Building on the success of the toys and the more recent brilliance of Lego game, the dutch block heads ventured into the world of cinema recently with the smash hit film, The Lego Movie, so the upcoming release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download should continue to pile on the gold bricks for them. It brought a new stop-motion adventure to the big screen back in February 2014 and for fans or anyone that missed it at the cinema the home entertainment release will be one to look out for.
The Lego Movie DVD, Blu-ray and digital download has been confirmed for a release date of the 21st July 2014, coming just in time to be one of the must-see sofa-huggers of the summer. With positive reviews in general from movie critics and review aggregation sites, it won everyone over with its tongue in cheek humour, impressive stop motion animation style and combination of comedy heavyweights with Hollywood elite as its cast of stars, so it should be just as big on the small screen as it was at the cinema.
Set in the Lego Construction universe and lending a lot from the plot and concept of Lego City Undercover, the movie is a “zero to sort of hero” story. Lego construction worker Emmet, played by Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) is taken to be the city’s fabled saviour, The Special, by the blind Gandalf-like wizard, Vitruvius, who’s voiced brilliantly by Morgan Freeman (Oblivion).
With the help of Lego Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the random Pirate Metal Beard, and Emmet’s love interest Wyldstyle, they face up against the nefarious Lord Business, played by Will Ferrell (Anchorman: The Legend Continues), and his henchman Bad Cop, played by Liam Neeson (The A-Team Movie), and their plot to glue all of the bricks together and bring Bricksburg screeching to its knees.
Pratt, Ferrell, Neeson and Freeman are joined by an equally left field and big name cast combination that includes everyone from Jonah Hill as Green Lantern, Channing Tatum as Superman, Nick Offerman as Metalbeard and Will Arnett as Batman. Cobie Smulders puts in daring showing as Wonder Woman and Elizabeth Banks voices the sultry tones of Wyldstyle.
The DVD and Blu-ray extra features haven’t been officially announced yet, but the details should be out in the not too distant future as we get closer to the home entertainment release date on the 21st July, so we’ll update as soon as they become available. However, we’re expected a whole host of extra scenes, gag reels, voice booth acting features and possibly a few hints about the sequel, which is rumoured to be on its way for 2017.