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We saw the Lego Movie today. Lots of fun.

Giant marketing machine and/or subversive art film?

For example that song is so intentionally annoyingly catchy...
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I'll pass on that flick and the song also. Marketing is my opinion.
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Saw it this afternoon and still singing it.
it has much more life in the movie than this version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6lHm-stXdM
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Phil of Mars wrote:
Saw it this afternoon and still singing it.
it has much more life in the movie than this version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6lHm-stXdM


Wow, that's...awful.

Holy crap, and I'm usually far more tolerate of 'bubblegum pop'-type-songs than most of my coworkers, but that's...that's DREADFUL.

WTF?!
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Phil of Mars wrote:
Saw it this afternoon and still singing it.
it has much more life in the movie than this version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6lHm-stXdM


Very true. That song was much batter in the movie. The soundtrack itself was done by Mark Mothersbaugh and I really liked the incidental music.

I expected to enjoy the movie, but was really surprised at how much fun it is. It is a genuinely creative film.
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We took a bunch of seven-year-olds to see it this morning (son's birthday party) and the adults were laughing as hard as the kids. Lots of fun, funny, and there's more to it than I thought. I didn't feel like there was a lot of LEGO marketing.

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At least not direct marketing of new sets to buy, although I bet there are a few. One of the big messages is about using your imagination with what you already have.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
Saw it this afternoon and still singing it.
it has much more life in the movie than this version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6lHm-stXdM


Maybe I am crazy here....maybe it was the vocal effects, or the verse rhythm, But that song reminds me of this for some reason:



Which...ironically...IS awesome!
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mister lunch wrote:
That song was much batter in the movie.




or



Or similar to this?

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the last one, because it's a bat pun.
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frumpish wrote:
mister lunch wrote:
That song was much batter in the movie.




or



Or similar to this?


so batter.

very lego.

such awesome.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
the last one, because it's a bat pun.


And if folks saw the movie it is apropos.

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well, like it or not, get ready for another crank-em-out animation film franchise...

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A smashing Saturday powered the 3D animated comedy “The Lego Movie” past already high expectations on its way to a massive $69.1 million debut weekend at the North American box office.

The first animated release from Warner Bros. in three years saw a huge spike in attendance – up roughly 80 percent from Friday – when families began turning out at the 3,375 mainly 3D theaters. They turned it into the second-biggest February opening ever,

Warner Bros. knew going in that had a hit with “The Lego Movie,” with most analysts projecting a $50 million opening. But when fears that bad weather would be widespread on the East Coast failed to materialize and the minivan crowd mobilized Saturday, it blew past that. In the process, it became clear that the movie based on the plastic toy building pieces would indeed launch a franchise and become the cornerstone of an effort to get back in the animation game for the studio behind Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and the Looney Tunes classics.


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Disney certainly has a formula for making money. But I don't hold that against them. We saw the movie as well and I have to say it was a hit with the whole family...adults and kids alike.
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My son and I loved it, especially the...

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Surprise Star Wars scene voiced by the original actors.
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I CAN'T WAIT FOR TACO TUESDAY!!!!
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