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Who saw this in the theater? Did you like it and why?

I got this one in pre release off Vudu last week and while the 3D is OK, the story itself, I find rather boring. Tried to watch it twice now and fell asleep both times. My 5 year old and 2 year old grandsons love it and know the characters and even sing the theme song Everything is Awesome. Sure is an age gap on this one.
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ZERO replies! I guess this was so bad no one has seen it or plans to. LOL!

Finally had some time last evening to watch it again, as well as stay awake for the whole story. I'll stick by my original assessment that it is mainly a movie for 5 year olds.

But on the 3D technical side of things, there were many shots with objects in the extreme foreground that were severely ghosted or double. The clutter in the shot should have been avoided. Otherwise the video quality was good with plenty of fine detail and nice range of depth, (with exception of the above comment) and plenty bright.

The original was a 2.35 AR ( according to IMDB) but this Vudu HDX appeared full screen 1.78 so there is some obvious cropping in the 3D VUDU version. I have not viewed the 2D copy yet. I know this will piss off many of you who insist deviating from the OAR is intolerable. I'm sure my 5 year old grandson doesn't care and with this one, neither do I. biggrin.gif
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ZERO replies! I guess this was so bad no one has seen it or plans to. LOL!

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But on the 3D technical side of things, there were many shots with objects in the extreme foreground that were severely ghosted or double. The clutter in the shot should have been avoided.

The original was a 2.35 AR ( according to IMDB) but this Vudu HDX appeared full screen 1.78 so there is some obvious cropping in the 3D VUDU version. I have not viewed the 2D copy yet. I know this will piss off many of you who insist deviating from the OAR is intolerable. I'm sure my 5 year old grandson doesn't care and with this one, neither do I. biggrin.gif

If you ever see the Blu-Ray, let us know if you experience the same issues.

VUDU also cropped THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION....that one sure made a difference. And not in a positive way. Elsewhere, in a welcome reverse development, while the movie RIPD is cropped on HBO 2D, the 3D version they are showing is OAR! (Shhhh...don't tell them. Wouldn't want them to change it!)

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ZERO replies! I guess this was so bad no one has seen it or plans to. LOL!

Finally had some time last evening to watch it again, as well as stay awake for the whole story. I'll stick by my original assessment that it is mainly a movie for 5 year olds.

But on the 3D technical side of things, there were many shots with objects in the extreme foreground that were severely ghosted or double. The clutter in the shot should have been avoided. Otherwise the video quality was good with plenty of fine detail and nice range of depth, (with exception of the above comment) and plenty bright.

The original was a 2.35 AR ( according to IMDB) but this Vudu HDX appeared full screen 1.78 so there is some obvious cropping in the 3D VUDU version. I have not viewed the 2D copy yet. I know this will piss off many of you who insist deviating from the OAR is intolerable. I'm sure my 5 year old grandson doesn't care and with this one, neither do I. biggrin.gif

I've heard good things about the movie from a few friends and family that have seen it, so looking forward to it.

No OAR on VUDU?? Thanks for the warning and yet another reason to watch the blu ray instead of streaming.

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I've seen the movie in the cinemas. It's not that great... eventhough I played with LEGO as a kid for years.

I did find the astronaut figure funny though biggrin.gif It's just like I remember it back in the 80's complete with broken helmet and other worn marks wink.gif
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I did see it, just not in 3D, so I didn't have much to offer the conversation. Thanks for your thoughts on it, though. Worth the BD special edition purchase for the 3D, you think?

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I did see it, just not in 3D, so I didn't have much to offer the conversation. Thanks for your thoughts on it, though. Worth the BD special edition purchase for the 3D, you think?

Well, the UK Region-Free Blu-Ray 3D combo (without all the junk) will be out next month...currently $23,00 (including shipping). That's probably the better deal.

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If you ever see the Blu-Ray, let us know if you experience the same issues.

Don't plan on buying it. Almost sorry I spent the money on it from Vudu, but, hey, the grandson loves it. I guess there are lots of 5 year olds out there that drug their parents into the theater to raise that much sales.
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Don't plan on buying it. Almost sorry I spent the money on it from Vudu, but, hey, the grandson loves it. I guess there are lots of 5 year olds out there that drug their parents into the theater to raise that much sales.

Sounds like the same reason I haven't seen FROZEN. Given the praise, I was wondering if LEGO perhaps had some sly adult wit to it that possibly was conjoined with the kid stuff. Guess not. I'll probably wait for these two movies to show up on HBO or STARZ OnDemand to see them in 3D. (5 year olds are drugging their parents now? I've GOT to pro-create!)

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Sounds like the same reason I haven't seen FROZEN. Given the praise, I was wondering if LEGO perhaps had some sly adult wit to it that possibly was conjoined with the kid stuff.

Keep in mind that Don is an outlier in his dislike of the movie. It had both great reviews and word of mouth from audiences.

The guys who made the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street did this. Don't let one Grumpy Gus dissuade you from giving it a shot.

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Well, the UK Region-Free Blu-Ray 3D combo (without all the junk) will be out next month...currently $23,00 (including shipping). That's probably the better deal.
I'm converting closer to $28.00....
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This was one of few movies I did not like as I don't like the klunky Lego blocks and the story was not interesting. The 3D was ok and I did not notice any ghosting on my 84" 4K LG passive set. I watched this after viewing Avatar for the first time on my relatively new set and Avatar is still one of the best 3D movies ever. I had seen Avatar in the theater and twice on my 92" active set but the latest viewing was the best.
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Nice review by Ralph here at AVS and he seemed to love it......

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534959/the-lego-movie-everything-is-awesome-edition-blu-ray-official-avsforum-review

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Thought the movie was "ok". But the 3D was almost non-existent. Definitely not a 3DBR I'll be picking up.
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Thought the movie was "ok". But the 3D was almost non-existent. Definitely not a 3DBR I'll be picking up.

did you see it in theaters or at home? I've been reading nothing but good things about this movie and its 3d presentation, even Ralph here at AVS rated it 94/100 for the 3d.
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did you see it in theaters or at home? I've been reading nothing but good things about this movie and its 3d presentation, even Ralph here at AVS rated it 94/100 for the 3d.

I saw it in the theater. The 3D was just very forgettable.
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Wow, Ken seemed to love it as well!

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-LEGO-Movie-Blu-ray/100226/#Reviewk

Great quote from above review................. "Brace yourselves for some of the most immersive and engaging 3D images of any disc this year, and hands down one of the best animated 3D experiences I've ever reviewed"

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I'm surprised so many haven't figured out what this movie is actually about. Something completely over the heads of 5 year olds.

I didn't have a problem with the 3D or the story. It was better than I thought it would be -- I went in thinking this was a kids' movie only and was pleasantly surprised.
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I'm surprised so many haven't figured out what this movie is actually about. Something completely over the heads of 5 year olds.

I didn't have a problem with the 3D or the story. It was better than I thought it would be -- I went in thinking this was a kids' movie only and was pleasantly surprised.
The Question, "is 3d dead". All you have to do is look at the price and you'll see a big reason why it may end up dead.
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I'm surprised so many haven't figured out what this movie is actually about. Something completely over the heads of 5 year olds.

I didn't have a problem with the 3D or the story. It was better than I thought it would be -- I went in thinking this was a kids' movie only and was pleasantly surprised.
The Question, "is 3d dead". All you have to do is look at the price and you'll see a big reason why it may end up dead.
That's because it is for a Deluxe Collectors set with cards, toys and other junk. THAT'S what you're paying for. The price is cheaper if you import the 3D combo pack from Amazon UK. (And would be cheaper in the U.S. if it were released that way here.)

Far from being "dead", 3D is now being used as an incentive! By Warners to get people to purchase a set that most of us would not ordinarily go for. And by Disney to prod holiday sales of FROZEN.


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Unfortunately it those "incentives" that may end up dooming 3D. Did you notice that when "Upside Down" was released it had 3D and blu-ray on one disc for $14.99? Everyone I've shown that movie to has been wowed by the 3D.
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That's because it is for a Deluxe Collectors set with cards, toys and other junk. THAT'S what you're paying for. The price is cheaper if you import the 3D combo pack from Amazon UK. (And would be cheaper in the U.S. if it were released that way here.)

Far from being "dead", 3D is now being used as an incentive! By Warners to get people to purchase a set that most of us would not ordinarily go for. And by Disney to prod holiday sales of FROZEN.
If the solution to high 3D prices is to buy off Amazon UK to skip out on the extras . . . that's not a very good long term strategy.
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Great quote from above review................. "Brace yourselves for some of the most immersive and engaging 3D images of any disc this year, and hands down one of the best animated 3D experiences I've ever reviewed"

I have to agree. I watched it on my Epson 3020 projector on a 110" screen and thought the 3D was excellent. Definitely one of the best 3D presentations I've seen.
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If the solution to high 3D prices is to buy off Amazon UK to skip out on the extras . . . that's not a very good long term strategy.

Long-term? Never a factor in the home entertainment industry.

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For those interested in the 3D set. I have the Lego figure and 3D picture up together on ebay right now. Looks like I should get about $10 for them. Brings the cost of the Blu-ray set down to a more reasonable $24.99. A bit of extra work but worth it to not have to wait for the UK import.
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Silly me-- I saw the "Bonus 3D Movie" blurb on the "Everything is Awesome" package and thought I was getting bonus 3D content in addition to the 3D movie. Nope- the Bonus 3D Movie is the 3D movie, no extra content in 3D. This is what it's come to, the 3D version of a movie is a "bonus". For a $60 MSRP package.
Other than that, everything is awe... inspiring.
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I watched the 3d blu ray this past weekend and thought the 3d was really well done. It had a lot of depth to the image, don't remember if it had a lot of pop out effects, but the depth and PQ was really good and definitely made the movie a lot more enjoyable in 3d vs 2d.
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