Warner Bros. Pictures
Directed and co-written by the insanely talented duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were responsible for the first "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" and the equally wonderful (in a different way) "21 Jump Street," "The Lego Movie" tells the story of an ordinary dude named Emmett (Chris Pratt) who discovers the legendary missing piece, the key to saving the entire Lego universe from the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell). And while we're not at liberty to talk about the movie quite yet, we can say that it totally lives up to all of the anticipation and excitement.
And part of the reason the movie is so effective is the inventive, '80s-tinged score by frequent Lord/Miller collaborator Mark Mothersbaugh, of the breakthrough New Wave band Devo. We could not be more excited to exclusively debut three cuts from the original score today.
The first track, "Emmett's Morning," plays when our hero wakes and starts his day, one that at first seems like just another ordinary day, but soon transforms into something totally unforgettable. The second track, "Saloons and Wagons," plays when Emmett and his new companion, Wildstyle (Elizabeth Banks), enter a section of the Lego universe called "The Old West." (You'll even hear strains of a honky tonk version of the movie's infectious theme song, "Everything Is Awesome.") As the track continues, it gives way to some more exciting music, since one of the movie's bigger action set pieces takes place in this section. And third is "Cloud Cuckooland and Ben the Spaceman." Cloud Cuckooland is another section of the Lego universe, one that is a total chaotic free-for-all (in the best sense of the word) ruled over by the benevolent Uni-Kitty (Alison Brie), so this is the introduction to that world, as well as the brief theme for Benny the Spaceman, played with gleeful abandon by Charlie Day. The only downside to listening to these amazing tracks, which feature orchestral elements and glittery electronics side-by-side, is that it makes the wait till the movie's February 7 release even more torturous.
Until then, listen away. And watch out for a new, exclusive episode of Unscripted, featuring stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett -- coming soon to Moviefone!