Saturday, June 21, 2014

Movie Review: Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers

Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers
Director: Howard E. Baker
Voice actors: Ryan McPartlin, Yvonne Strahovski, Paul Michael Glaser, Roger Rose, Jeff Bennett
Tinseltown Toons Inc., Universal Studios. UK/USA, 2010

The first Lego-movie stars Indiana Jones style adventurer Clutch Powers who can build almost everything using Lego bricks. When evil wizard Mallock escapes from space prison Clutch teams with firefighter Brick Materson, engineer Bernie von Beam and biologist Peg Mooring. From space prison they continue their adventure to medieval times where they must save the kingdom of prince Varen from Mallock and his skeleton army.
Clutch, Peg, Brick & Bernie
Evil Mallock taunting the heroes
The animation is good for video CGI animation. The adventure story has plenty of funny moments and action. There are also jolly side characters Hogar the troll and silly minions of Mallock Skelly and Bones. Also the properties of Lego bricks are nicely used (the characters build things, switch hairs etc). The film spoofs many scifi and fantasy movies (at least Aliens, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Army of Darkness and Armageddon). 
Prince Varen with Hogar the troll.

Skelly & Bones enjoying the show
The makers seem to be also fans of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, in Clutch's father's notebook one page is devoted to exploring Ayleid ruins.
Ayleid Ruins: Will we see Lego Elder Scrolls someday :) ?

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