Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary

‘A LEGO Brickumentary’ Trailer: Jason Bateman Takes You Inside the World of LEGO

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by Britt Hayes May 2, 2015 @ 10:27 AM
LEGO’s popularity is at an all-time high, thanks in part to the vast success of The LEGO Movie, which quickly launched a series of spinoffs and a new sequel. The major studios all have relationships with the toy giant, which releases LEGO sets based on popular franchises like the Marvel and Warner Bros. superhero films, as well as Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. You really can’t get into the blockbuster business without getting into the brick-buster business (sorry). A LEGO Brickumentary will now tell the story of the manufacturer, with a little help from Jason Bateman.

‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary' Review: Everything Is...Pretty Okay

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by Mike Ryan April 21, 2014 @ 4:50 PM
Yes, it’s a little odd that another LEGO movie is coming out so quickly after the release of, well, ‘The LEGO Movie’ – that also features an animated LEGO mini-fig voiced by a well-known celebrity. In this case, it’s Jason Bateman (as opposed to Chris Pratt) and this is a documentary (or, as they are calling it, a “brickumentary”), not a narrative feature.
‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary’ (which premiered this week at the Tribeca Film Festival) is a sort of companion piece, as opposed to direct competitor, to the aforementioned ‘The LEGO Movie’ – especially considering that ‘The LEGO Movie’ is mentioned quite a few times over the course of this film and we even see the shooting of a particular scene. (Funny, if you don’t want to be spoiled on how ‘The LEGO Movie’ ends, you probably should avoid ‘Beyond the Brick.’) Also, it’s endlessly fascinating.