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#3738

I’m interested because I love Attack the Block, but it got pre-empted, for me, by Glass and my desire too catch up on some 2018 films I missed.


#3739

Most of my UV movies are linked to iTunes and Google Play, but that involved setting up a MoviesAnywhere account, which you aren’t supposed to be able to do outside the US.

It’ll be interesting to see if all the studios that offer digital codes with DVD/Blu-rays switch to some other system, or just drop them entirely.


#3740

We’re a small beans market, but this is surprising.


#3741

Warner exec: “Dammit, pal, make sure this next Batman movie ends with him doing a gig at Wembley Stadium!”


#3742

Looking to open at less than half of what the first movie did domestically.


#3743

Mind, it’s 95 degrees below zero most places, even Seattle!

Crestline, CA:

Whitby Island, WA:

Are you going out to the movies in this?


#3744

I do wonder whether the Lego Batman and Ninjago movies have diluted things a bit.

I’ll probably still take the kids to see it, but having seen a few of them now it feels like their enthusiasm isn’t the same for this one.


#3745

It’s a shame, because Lego Ninjago was great too.


#3746

Plus the several dozen Lego cartoons on Netflix and various other platforms. I just typed ‘Lego’ under my daughter’s Netflix ID and there’s half a dozen series and movies. Jurassic World, Nexo Knights, Ninjago, Friends, Avengers, City.

Does that remove the idea of a new Lego movie being an event?


#3747

Ya. I think the bigger dilution is all the direct-to-video stuff. I’m not sure how they really differentiate themselves from that material despite the theatrical releases costing tons more and showing it.


#3748

That’s a terrible drop. Sad to see it to be honest. It’s a franchise that deserves a dependable audience.


#3749

The thing is, a lot of that stuff was already out there around the time of the first Lego Movie - but that movie still felt like an ‘event’, like something special, and did well.

I wonder whether having had two relatively lacklustre full theatrical releases has poisoned the well more than all the direct-to-video stuff.

(And I say that as someone who really liked Lego Batman.)


#3750

It’s less than half as good as the first movie.


#3751

Brutal.
Probably correct, though. For what it’s worth, I enjoyed it but it’s just not the same as the first one was.


#3752

Lego movie 2? WTF?

Wasn’t there already a second Lego movie that kind of flopped? =/


#3753

It isn’t actually that bad, was just saying it for effect, but it is definitely not as good. Even my kid said the same thing.


#3754

That’s disappointing to hear but given LEGO Batman, Ninjago and the trailers for LEFO 2 I’m not entirely surprised.


#3755

It’s just one of those films series where the first one catches you by surprise and that’s exhilarating in its own way, and with the second one, the element of surprise is gone, the bar is higher, and the quality is down. In recent years, Guardians of the Galaxy and Secret Service might be other examples.

LEGO 2 doesn’t suck by any means and I would recommend it, particularly to those with kids, but compared to the first one…eh.


#3756

But both of the sequels to those were vast improvements?


#3757

I’ll agree with you on that, but I also agree with Robert, haha.
The surprise is gone, so you have to craft a better story and at least maintain the execution. Guardians 2 did that for me. Lego Movie 2, not quite.