If our friends in Japan are huge fans of The LEGO Movie, they'll be happy to know that they can download the movie via 3DS eShop on September 7th. The title will be priced at 1,000 yen.
Wait the full movie for $1 I mean i know it'd be stuck to only that 3DS account unless it'll be playable on future systems, but basically $1 for a movie... maybe rental...
It was quite moving.
I guess they had to do what they did (referring to a controversial part of the motion picture) but it was still unwelcome.
I don't recall any controversy after the general release of the film in 2014.
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Here are a few comments from IMDb, most (if not all) of which are from 2014.
"The ending, though charming, was a little lame, I felt."
"Plus the ending got boring. Around the time the people appeared on screen, the line cues got slower and slower (and more boring). Most people have been saying that the ending sucked (it did), but I like it because the movie finally ended."
"Tack on a confusing, sappy real-life scene at the end between father and son and it shifted into overkill for this reviewer."
"The ending when they turned it into real-life felt like Phil Lord or Christopher Miller (writers) couldn't figure out a better way of ending a nice movie!"
"Perhaps the nadir came when the human characters were introduced. Just in case we didn't quite get the heavy-handed messaging, we needed real humans to show us what it really looks like."
"And the ending was horrible."
"The film does make a slight turn, tone-wise, near the end that may turn off certain people."
"And while the last act overreaches in an effort to really hammer the morals home, otherwise this is pretty much a direct hit."
"Until the last 20 minutes of "The Lego Movie," I was about to call it, "the best animated feature ever"."
"Plot gets quite random, almost silly, towards the end."
"The only negative thing I can mention is that at a certain point the movie changes location to the real world which kicks you out of the animated world that kept you so close to the story..."
"Admittedly the final reveal and ending can seem a bit bizarre, but I could stomach it without any major problems and many of my friends absolutely loved how out there it was."
"For the most part, until 66% or maybe even 75% of the movie, I really thought this was one of the best animated features I had ever seen...But here is where they lost me: the introduction of human, live action characters."
"All of the cast members like Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman who you would never expect to do something comedic gave it there all here, and that only made it 10x funnier. But if there's' some thing I didn't like about the movie, it would have to be the ending. I won't spoil it for you, but there's this little twist in the end that was quite un-expecting, but a bit unnecessary. With all honesty though, the ending wasn't that bad, and some of you may even like it."
Apparently, the book version leaves out the humans so it's a "surprise twist ending" for the film. If it had bookended the story, that's one thing but here's it's just badly done.
Here are a few specific comments which illustrate the problem with it.
"We find out later the story is made up by a kid, Finn, in his basement, where his father, the man upstairs, a lego aficionado, created several sets representing various world (Far West, big city...)."
"Their small world is animated, it is as if they are alive, and I suppose in a sense they are. But then we see it is a giant Lego set built in a basement, and the dad (Will Ferrell) comes down the stairs to see his young son has made some alterations to what Dad had built."
"But one has to look from the inside to realize that the animation was just a part of the true story - a kid's imagination in the real world."
"That's a minor grumble, however, compared to the film's big misstep, namely the live action scenes with Will Ferrell as a killjoy father obsessed with keeping his Lego sets away from his son. These parts are overly sentimental and at odds with the anarchic sensibility of the rest of the movie, and they drain away any investment I had in the Lego world by announcing that it's all just a game anyway."
"While all violence is 'Lego violence' intended to be taken ever so lightly, and is predictably, the imagination of Finn - a real person (Jadon Sand) - it's the fact it is the imagination of a child which is of concern...This is unnerving on a couple of levels – the fact a father is so steadfast in not allowing his son to play with toys designed for children (and adults), and also that Finn concocts such a vehement storyline as a result of this."
So...yeah, I only saw it at the cinema so I don't know what the directors have to say about it, but there are a LOT of people who saw that and said, "Ah ha! It was ALL JUST A DREAM."
"It was all a dream" is very disrespectful to your audience. You are saying, "Ha ha, none of it was real and has no consequences for these characters. We just wasted the last 101 minutes of your life." Or in the case of Metal Gear Solid 2, that piece of crap, several hours of your life.
YOU NEVER, EVER DO THIS. At least, a real writer never, ever does this because they don't want to piss everyone off. You don't even hint at that because it's just that STUPID of an idea.
Why does this matter? All fiction is made up anyway. This is true but if you're trying to build a world and have people believe in and like your characters, then saying it was all a dream is tweaking the noses of the audience members and laughing, thus putting not only the piece but the author(s) as well in a bad light.
However, I have to say that I don't think it was all just a dream because Emmet moved slightly. That's the only clue that it really is two stories in parallel and not all the kid's imagination. The fact that so many people see it as "it was all just a dream" points to the filmmakers screwing up. If it was all just a dream, don't make Emmet move. If it really is two parallel stories, then the fact that a lot of people missed that key fact points once again to bad filmmaking.
I stand corrected, I suppose. Thanks for bringing these to my attention.
I hope you also read the explanations around the quotes. Perhaps I should've put them in quote tags. o_o
However, I did enjoy most of the film and will watch it again at some point.
In ME, the first two games constantly told you whatever choices you made affected the world and had impact on the characters. The developers said there would be lots and lots and lots of endings to account for all your decisions. Then, the third game said it was all a lie and nothing you'd done made any difference; here are three almost identical endings.
Since in my opinion (until I hear otherwise in the commentary), it was NOT all just a dream, then I don't have to worry about the ending.