Who expected this trend of LEGO retro nostalgia? I, for one, didn't, and could not be happier. Creativity and thinking outside the box encourage, and the imagination it feeds makes it. As they're at this time but never in our history have the toy bricks have been treated using the exact same fanatical fervor. From video games to films (with LEGO Film 2 about to drop), the LEGO brand looks like a bottomless pit of awesome to grab from. And even with LEGO the LEGO Movie and LEGO Batman film have obtained the toy bricks into a completely different level of awesome-city.
This movie was a given seeing how successful the Aquaman of Jason Momoa is. It's well worth noting that Rage of Atlantis was released before the Aquaman film made a huge splash. Therefore the Aquaman here's the blonde guy from the comic books. That's also why they keep making fun of him probably, as you can see on the trailer. By the way, it seems the Jason Momoa version of Aquaman will be present in LEGO Movie 2, so watch out because he's bound to show the old Aquaman who's the real deal.
The Flash is certainly one of the characters from the DC world, often taking the backseat for characters like Superman or Batman. Regrettably, this is true to some extent in the LEGO universe. But hey, Flash has his very own LEGO movie. Flash lovers will certainly find plenty to like in this LEGO Flash film, the most notable being Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. Reverse-Flash and he is every bit as bad and annoying here as in the comics... without breaking PG parameters, of course. Anyone knows that every superhero in the DC universe, and not Flash, is in trouble if Reverse-Flash appears, that is how awful he is.
With LEGO Batman's success, one would believe that LEGO would also make a fantastic picture. After all, she has made herself relevant amidst disastrous DCEU releases. Well, turns out LEGO didn't have something in your mind not just for Wonder Woman, but also Batgirl and Supergirl. That is the big three right there in terms of woman power! It's much more complicated since the villain made the three do some things that are out-of-character that are embarrassing. Plot twist, Harley Quinn is also here and everybody is in school. Here's hoping this movie contributes to a bigger movie chance for Wonder Woman and others also. Just as soon as LEGO Batman is done hogging of the spotlight.
Zoinks! If you ever were a fan of Scooby Doo, then LEGO has you covered. It features this franchise's two most notable characters; Scoobs along with his Woodstock hippie buddy Shaggy. Obviously, the rest of the gang are present because those two are not really functional enough to solve a mystery. This beach blowout bash film about the gang has an unsolved puzzle also. But as they're actually there for the holiday, it's not something they're after, it is only that wherever they go puzzles tend to follow along. Jinkies...
Do you know exactly what the LEGO world needs more of? Marvel love. So as to even out the scales since Batman has been using a massive spotlight (or bat sign, what have you) in LEGO land. That's why LEGO Black Panther is something that is unique and will give Panther fans more after Marvel's Black Panther left everyone wanting more last year to chew on. Additionally, it has ticked everything on a Marvel checklist; Stan Lee? Check. Thanos? Check. Collateral harm that is urban? Check. Oh, and if you're still grieving because T'Challa (and half of the world ) bit the dust (lol) back in Infinity War, this can give you a much-needed reprieve. It Includes a LEGO Thanos being taken on by the Avengers gang. Only action that is brick-on-brick, no gauntlets. Like Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit, this one is also just a TV special.
So, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, let's just say it's not the finest Jurassic Park/World franchise movie. It has its shortcomings, mainly from the"attempting to be serious" facet. When LEGO took a grasp of the franchise, they turned it into something that's likely more readable compared to the Fallen Kingdom, not a simple feat by any means. Comes LEGO Jurassic Planet: The Exhibit to save for the not-so-big dab that the Jurassic World franchise created. It's well worth noting that The Exhibit is more of a full-length TV special compared to a theatrical film. Nevertheless, it features dino jokes that the internet will adore and adds charm to a franchise that is critically struggling. Jeff Goldblum is going to be so proud.
The latest success in a strong lineup of releases of LEGO has proven that it has more than what is necessary to follow up the success of LEGO Batman and LEGO film, that is a tall order. What is more striking is that Ninjago is a new franchise and theme for LEGO, being introduced just back as a television show and new lineup of toys in 2011. Suffice to say, everyone who understands LEGO currently knows Ninjago thanks. What's surprising about the movie (along with the TV show ) is that it probably does Power Rangers better compared to actual Power Rangers installments nowadays (we are considering you Power Rangers 2017). It may not be as popular as Batman's LEGO outing or even the pop culture overload of LEGO Movie, but Ninjago demonstrates that LEGO knows how to create something good. Did we also mention it features Jackie Chan?
Yes film, everything IS wonderful. Ah, the film that kickstarted the love for LEGO of society. It seemed like the impossible. To earn a humorous and cute LEGO movie but to have its appeal to all ages, from young to mature, but they did it. From the easy fact that everything you saw on-screen CAN actually be constructed by LEGOs, to the star power behind some of the voice work, to the myriad of pop culture references and a catchy-as-hell theme song, the LEGO Movie hit the bullseye on the board when everyone expected it to miss completely.
Why is it so remarkable is that it puts Batman in the back seat and shows us a more vulnerable, human side to Batman (A.K.A they focus a great deal on Bruce Wayne and how much of a buzzkill he looks like when he actually is just amazingly lonely). Also, introducing Robin and making him like the son he never was a fun dynamic to observe, as the two genuinely had comic chemistry. It's just so strange it takes a LEGO film to show us the aspect of Bruce Wayne we have seen depicted yet. Dude must get lonely, and this film addresses that with brevity and comedy, which isn't a simple thing to do.
Though it deals with lots of the exact same heavy issues as Empire, it takes away some of the heaviness (all of the heaviness) of this second film and replaces it with the humor and eccentricity we've come to love from our LEGO movies. Honestly, all the Star Wars LEGO movies are fantastic, so trying to cut it down to only a few is impossible. Do yourself a favor and only see them all appreciate how impressive and enjoyable this whole thing is, and the extent is nothing short of impressive.
With so many DC examples on this list, you knew that there was several Marvel comics love on this listing of LEGO films that were best, and you were right. LEGO does this to some brand that they touch, Although DC and LEGO are a match made in heaven. Yeah, it may be a show but it is a movie, so HA if you see them all back-to-back! With Maximum Overload, LEGO handles to stuff in massive amounts of baddies and Marvel characters and just recognizing them all and seeing how they're depicted is a burst. It is interesting to see once he's LEGO how the extra-manly Wolverine spins. Additionally, though I have to mention it on this list, a number of the voice actors for these movies are the best voice actors from the industry such as John DiMaggio and Troy Baker, so you KNOW the vocal performances and voicework you're becoming is TOP NOTCH, and that makes all the difference at a medium such as this.
Any great movie series that's been awarded the LEGO treatment has to get a shoutout here, and LEGO Indiana Jones is no different. It's another perfect example (like Batman) in which they take a character who's cool to the heart and make him sort of awkward and less trendy than we're used to seeing him. But the funny part is, it does not undermine any of the characters that it lampoons whatsoever. If anything, you end up finding them endearing because as toys that are brick, they look more human and life-like than how they're otherwise represented.
The best thing about the DC LEGO movies is they depict Batman. A man who refuses to let his guard down and the end result is lush and great humor gas. In this picture, we see Batman try to thwart another invasion of the world and team up with a lot of the other famous superheroes of DC.
So LEGO themselves is covering each of these franchises, suppose we left rather cheesy like an action-movie star but also our own hero that had been like an action film star? And consequently, Clutch Powers was born. Sporting ideal hair (except for one mini-movie I won't ruin here), ideal one-liners along with a penchant for excitement, the Clutch Powers films are great fun for fans of action films and 80's cop movies alike. All the tropes are there and poked fun at perfectly.
When pairing off with LEGO DC did something appropriate. There's just something so divine when DC's roster of heroes group away from their roster of villains in LEGO form that occurs. Why is it so great is it all's self-awareness. By Bane having his same, odd voice from the film to the first Two-Face out of Tim Burton's movies playing Two-Face (Billy Dee-Williams, yo) there's just so much pleasure to be had.
I don't care how short it is, I don't care that I set it higher than full-length films. I just personally found Bombad Country amazing because not only am I myself a Star Wars fan, but I'm a HUGE Boba Fett fan, so to see him get the fan service that he deserves in this short made me happy. And sorry to say but Jar-Jar works as a LEGO compared to a CG character.
The LEGO Hero Factory lineup is a lot like the Bionicle line in the sense that it appears to be about badass robots who don't seem very LEGO-esque conquering the galaxy from any impending dangers, and it is a series so calling it that a film is pushing it...but folks like this, so it makes the record. Again, extreme and a small cooler and not the LEGO vibe fans of LEGO opt for, but I couldn't make a list of LEGO movies rather than since it had an influence on the fan base, incorporate the Hero Factory lineup.
TV shows on here and I could have put all the LEGO Star Wars films and shorts and would have been happy, but I thought it's best to provide the readers a larger variety of LEGO films to pick from than just Star Wars satires. But as much as Star Wars satires go, the somewhat crappy prequels are taken by Revenge of the Brick and leaves them far more amusing and fun. I have a tendency to hold this one in such high esteem because it took the crappy prequels and made them interesting (in LEGO form) and that would have seemed impossible to me.
Fans of LEGO are huge fans of the Bionicle series, although I thought I start with it for a couple of reasons and would stick one. Bionicle is trendy, but it tends to be more"cool" and focus less on the campy comedy and self-awareness we love a lot from our LEGO satires, so this one, although adequate, tends to be appreciated by the 10-14-year-old boy range, where many LEGO stuff appeals to all ages, from 1-99. Bionicle was a rebranding when LEGO needed it most, however, so the string deserves a shout-out here to kick things off, even though it looks novice in comparison to what we get nowadays.