How The LEGO Movie Should Have Ended: What's With All The Powerless Superheroes?

While Emmet, voiced by the hilarious Chris Pratt, was ultimately the main hero of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's The LEGO Movie, we can't forget that the entire film was filled with heroes from other pop culture landmarks. Joining Emmet in his quest to stop Lord Business' plan to glue the universe together were great and powerful characters like Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Gandalf, Dumbledore, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more, but at the end of the day they proved to be rather useless. So what's the deal? That's the exact issue taken up in the latest episode of How It Should Have Ended.

We've been watching episodes of this animated series going back to 2012, but you'll notice that there is something very different about this one. Instead of using standard 2D animation like they normally do, for The LEGO Movie they actually went full out and did the whole thing in stop motion (minus the moving parts of the character's faces). While Superman's face does look a bit flat at times, I actually must say that this is actually some really impressive work. Not only is it funny, but it does a great job 100% matching the aesthetic of the film and its various settings. I imagine they had to buy a whole lot of LEGO sets.

Really the best thing about it, though, is the inclusion of the Duplo invasion. The video opens with the title card saying that it takes place second seconds after the end of The LEGO Movie, and it lives up to that promise by actually continuing the final scene from the film. It's smart writing and it ultimately makes for a fun little tribute to what is really a great family film (even if they weren't able to get Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Chris Pratt to cameo).

What this video really stirs up in me is a very powerful desire to see The LEGO Movie again, but sadly it's going to be a little while until that's really an option: the film isn't set to debut on home video for another few weeks. As we told you about last month, however, it will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD, with an "Everything is Awesome" Edition available for super fans. That package includes a bonus movie and a special pre-blindness Vitruvius minifigure among other cool things:


You'll be able to find it in stores and online on June 17th.

Eric Eisenberg
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NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.