Growing up, we all had a toy we probably loved and some of those toys have found their way to the movies to varying success. The companies that manufacture them have pretty much put all their products into movies to increase product awareness, for example: Barbie; G I Joe; My Little Pony; Masters of the Universe and the pack leader, the multi-million Transformers movies.
One of those which I have not listed is because the film wasn’t just a successful advert for its product but it was a strong audience favourite with all the family and a $258m box office hit, this was, of course, last year’s The Lego Movie.
Excellent casting helped, Chris Pratt sealed his way to his current movie megastar status for his loveable performance of Emmet, a perfect step up from his loveable Andy character from TV’s Parks and Recreation, but opposite him as evil Lord Business was Will Ferrell plus hosts of regular names we know and love such as Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, the strong female lead.
In addition, having a product range which allowed them to include characters from both Marvel and DC Comics, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars alongside some great new original characters of Lego’s own, lead Emmet, Wyldstyle, the cute UniKitty and Liam’s Good cop/Bad cop to name a few.
Plus, who could forget the catchy, Oscar-nominated ‘Everything is Awesome’ song, it was stuck in my heads for ages!
Due to the film being a monster hit, a sequel was announced almost immediately and not only that, Will Arnett’s Lego Batman is to get a spin off movie too!
So naturally it had all movie makes heading off to their Toybox to see what they could play/film with, one of those announced and also from my childhood was Playmobil.
The film has this week been given a full title of Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves and Rebels ( http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/617791-playmobil-movie-titled ) and with the toy range including everything from Pirates, Knights, Dinosaurs and Space the film has potential, it is also grounded in real life with everything from Vets to Camper Vans, plus it even has potential for a love story as I purchased a Playmobil bride and groom for Mrs. BMAF for our wedding day!
However, without the themed movie ranges such as Lego Star Wars can Playmobil work? This will depend on its script as with all movies, as well as the vocal talents, the producers certainly think it can as they have already announced this will be the first part of a franchise as is now the norm.
Are you looking forward to the idea of a Playmobil movie? Do you have a favourite toy you would love to see as a movie? We’d love to hear from you
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