History Film / LEGOTheAdventuresOfClutchPowers

10th Mar '14 9:15:59 AM PeabodySam
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->"We build on each other."

From Universal Pictures home video, ''LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers'' is the {{LEGO}} Group's first feature-length animated movie besides the four {{Bionicle}} movies, and the first to feature the classic LEGO minifigs living in a world made of LEGO bricks.

The plot of the movie deals with Clutch Powers, the best LEGO Explorer in the universe. He is assigned a team, to his chagrin, to investigate a possible prison break on another planet. It turns out three evil prisoners (the ONLY prisoners, as a matter of fact) have escaped, and are now wreaking havoc. While Clutch wants to pursue 'Omega', believing the villain to have information as to the whereabouts of his [[DisappearedDad missing father]], he and his team are instead assigned to the medieval world of Ashlar.

There, they must stop Mallock the Malign, an evil wizard who was [[SealedEvilInACan defeated and imprisoned]] by the now-deceased king. He has now returned and seeks the [[MacGuffin Golden Sword]] which was used to defeat him before. To make matters worse, Prince Varen, the king's son, is inexperienced in battle and can't wield the sword properly. Thus, it falls to our heroes to train the prince and defeat Mallock.

But how can they do that when they can't work together themselves?

Not to be confused with ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie The LEGO Movie]]'', the company's first theatrical release with a Hollywood budget.

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!!This movie contains examples of:

* TheAce: Clutch. He has unparalleled skills as a miner, explorer, stunt driver, builder of useful things and catcher of crooks - although he does occasionally walk straight into a gaping crevice while trying to be {{Badass}}, and he can't keep his team under control for most of the movie. His father was his AlwaysSomeoneBetter.
* ActionPrologue: Clutch vs. the rock monster at the beginning.
** And the team's adventure on the prison planet.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Hogar the troll seems mean, but is actually working to protect the young prince.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Most of the characters, but Clutch Powers and his father Rock Powers take the cake.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Prince Varen being crowned king.
* CharacterDevelopment: Almost all the good guys go through this.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Varen dropping the Golden Sword before going off to face Mallock]].
* ComeToGawk: After being captured, Clutch theorizes that the reason why Mallock [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim doesn't kill them]] is because he wants to display them like trophies.
* DemBones: Mallock has an army of Lego Skeletons at his disposal... which is weird, because we get a good look inside Bernie's torso when he loses his legs, and it's pretty clear that Lego Minifigs don't HAVE skeletons...
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Clutch and the Prince have been captured, and the good guys' army has been routed.]] Everyone is on the verge of giving up. Cue the CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming mentioned on the YMMV tab.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Bernie.
* BuiltWithLego: D'ur!
* FireForgedFriends
* [[FiveManBand Four Man Band]]
** TheHero: Clutch.
** TheBigGuy: Brick.
** TheChick: Peg.
** TheSmartGuy: Bernie.
** Prince Revan becomes TheLancer when they reach Ashlar.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Peg is this, [[spoiler: even taming a fire-breathing dragon]].
* HeroicSacrifice: The king of Ashlar performed one of these to imprison Mallock, losing his creation spark in the process.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Both [[{{Chuck}} Captain Awesome and Sarah Walker]] lend their voices to main characters.
** Bernie is [[Creator/JeffBennett Johnny]] [[JohnnyBravo Bravo]]. He's also [[ActingForTwo Artie]].
** Mallock's two henchmen, Skelly and Bones, are [[TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Nick Fury]] and [[SanjayAndCraig Craig]].
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 Piers Nivans]] is now a prince, with the [[BenTen Forever King]] as his guardian.
* IWorkAlone: Clutch's catchphrase, and the title of the opening song.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Skelly and Bones spew a lot of these as they watch the two armies fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brick and Clutch, to an extent.
* TheFinalTemptation: Mallock tempts Clutch with images of his father. [[spoiler: The first time, it works. The second time it doesn't]].
* LegoBodyParts: Yes, characters can detach and reattach their body parts without any injury and feel fine. However, in this film at least, it is only demonstrated a few brief times.
* LockingMacGuyverInTheStoreCupboard: It's pretty convenient how the bad guys keep leaving piles of bricks around for Clutch and his friends to build with.
* MacGuffin: The Golden Sword.
* MedievalStasis: Ashlar. Lampshaded earlier when the HQ viewscreen marks the planet's "time continuum" as "Medieval Throwback"
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Skelly and Bones, Mallock's two skeleton henchmen.
* NeverSayDie: Rather than dying, your 'creation spark is extinguished'. They do say 'alive', though.
* OverlyPreparedGag: Skelly and Bones give a rambling description of the knight that attacked them, eventually culminating in their conclusion "It was a ''dark'' and ''stormy'' knight."
* ParentalBonus: Kids likely won't get the reference to Bat Masterson in Brick Masterson's name.
* ProductPlacement: [[CaptainObvious Of course]].
* RecycledInSPACE
--> '''Brick Masterson:''' It's like driving a fire truck...IN SPACE!
* RockBeatsLaser: Clutch considers using a racecar or a spaceship to escape the rock monster before deciding on... a catapult.
* SequelHook: In the beginning, three evil prisoners are released from the Prison Planet. Clutch and friends spend the rest of the movie tracking down only one, the wizard, with their boss telling them that 'Omega will have to wait'.
* ShoutOut: To IndianaJones, as Clutch's DisappearedDad left behind a diary with clues.
** [[StarWars This is not the man you are looking for...]]
** Heck, hiding the Indiana Jones inspiration for the main character was obviously ''not'' one of the producers' goals!
** Clutch's torso is the exact same as the one of Indiana Jones in his LEGO sets.
* ShutUpKiss: [[spoiler: Peg to Bernie.]]
* SingleBiomePlanet
* SugarApocalypse: D'awwww, look at the LEGO people! Now watch the evil wizard wreak havoc with an army of skeletons!
* TeethClenchedTeamwork
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Bones and Skelly.
* VitriolicBestBuds
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->"We build on each other."

From Universal Pictures home video, ''LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers'' is the {{LEGO}} Group's first feature-length animated movie besides the four {{Bionicle}} movies, and the first to feature the classic LEGO minifigs living in a world made of LEGO bricks.

The plot of the movie deals with Clutch Powers, the best LEGO Explorer in the universe. He is assigned a team, to his chagrin, to investigate a possible prison break on another planet. It turns out three evil prisoners (the ONLY prisoners, as a matter of fact) have escaped, and are now wreaking havoc. While Clutch wants to pursue 'Omega', believing the villain to have information as to the whereabouts of his [[DisappearedDad missing father]], he and his team are instead assigned to the medieval world of Ashlar.

There, they must stop Mallock the Malign, an evil wizard who was [[SealedEvilInACan defeated and imprisoned]] by the now-deceased king. He has now returned and seeks the [[MacGuffin Golden Sword]] which was used to defeat him before. To make matters worse, Prince Varen, the king's son, is inexperienced in battle and can't wield the sword properly. Thus, it falls to our heroes to train the prince and defeat Mallock.

But how can they do that when they can't work together themselves?

Not to be confused with ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie The LEGO Movie]]'', the company's first theatrical release with a Hollywood budget.

----
!!This movie contains examples of:

* TheAce: Clutch. He has unparalleled skills as a miner, explorer, stunt driver, builder of useful things and catcher of crooks - although he does occasionally walk straight into a gaping crevice while trying to be {{Badass}}, and he can't keep his team under control for most of the movie. His father was his AlwaysSomeoneBetter.
* ActionPrologue: Clutch vs. the rock monster at the beginning.
** And the team's adventure on the prison planet.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Hogar the troll seems mean, but is actually working to protect the young prince.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Most of the characters, but Clutch Powers and his father Rock Powers take the cake.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Prince Varen being crowned king.
* CharacterDevelopment: Almost all the good guys go through this.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Varen dropping the Golden Sword before going off to face Mallock]].
* ComeToGawk: After being captured, Clutch theorizes that the reason why Mallock [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim doesn't kill them]] is because he wants to display them like trophies.
* DemBones: Mallock has an army of Lego Skeletons at his disposal... which is weird, because we get a good look inside Bernie's torso when he loses his legs, and it's pretty clear that Lego Minifigs don't HAVE skeletons...
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Clutch and the Prince have been captured, and the good guys' army has been routed.]] Everyone is on the verge of giving up. Cue the CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming mentioned on the YMMV tab.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Bernie.
* BuiltWithLego: D'ur!
* FireForgedFriends
* [[FiveManBand Four Man Band]]
** TheHero: Clutch.
** TheBigGuy: Brick.
** TheChick: Peg.
** TheSmartGuy: Bernie.
** Prince Revan becomes TheLancer when they reach Ashlar.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Peg is this, [[spoiler: even taming a fire-breathing dragon]].
* HeroicSacrifice: The king of Ashlar performed one of these to imprison Mallock, losing his creation spark in the process.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Both [[{{Chuck}} Captain Awesome and Sarah Walker]] lend their voices to main characters.
** Bernie is [[Creator/JeffBennett Johnny]] [[JohnnyBravo Bravo]]. He's also [[ActingForTwo Artie]].
** Mallock's two henchmen, Skelly and Bones, are [[TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Nick Fury]] and [[SanjayAndCraig Craig]].
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 Piers Nivans]] is now a prince, with the [[BenTen Forever King]] as his guardian.
* IWorkAlone: Clutch's catchphrase, and the title of the opening song.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Skelly and Bones spew a lot of these as they watch the two armies fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brick and Clutch, to an extent.
* TheFinalTemptation: Mallock tempts Clutch with images of his father. [[spoiler: The first time, it works. The second time it doesn't]].
* LegoBodyParts: Yes, characters can detach and reattach their body parts without any injury and feel fine. However, in this film at least, it is only demonstrated a few brief times.
* LockingMacGuyverInTheStoreCupboard: It's pretty convenient how the bad guys keep leaving piles of bricks around for Clutch and his friends to build with.
* MacGuffin: The Golden Sword.
* MedievalStasis: Ashlar. Lampshaded earlier when the HQ viewscreen marks the planet's "time continuum" as "Medieval Throwback"
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Skelly and Bones, Mallock's two skeleton henchmen.
* NeverSayDie: Rather than dying, your 'creation spark is extinguished'. They do say 'alive', though.
* OverlyPreparedGag: Skelly and Bones give a rambling description of the knight that attacked them, eventually culminating in their conclusion "It was a ''dark'' and ''stormy'' knight."
* ParentalBonus: Kids likely won't get the reference to Bat Masterson in Brick Masterson's name.
* ProductPlacement: [[CaptainObvious Of course]].
* RecycledInSPACE
--> '''Brick Masterson:''' It's like driving a fire truck...IN SPACE!
* RockBeatsLaser: Clutch considers using a racecar or a spaceship to escape the rock monster before deciding on... a catapult.
* SequelHook: In the beginning, three evil prisoners are released from the Prison Planet. Clutch and friends spend the rest of the movie tracking down only one, the wizard, with their boss telling them that 'Omega will have to wait'.
* ShoutOut: To IndianaJones, as Clutch's DisappearedDad left behind a diary with clues.
** [[StarWars This is not the man you are looking for...]]
** Heck, hiding the Indiana Jones inspiration for the main character was obviously ''not'' one of the producers' goals!
** Clutch's torso is the exact same as the one of Indiana Jones in his LEGO sets.
* ShutUpKiss: [[spoiler: Peg to Bernie.]]
* SingleBiomePlanet
* SugarApocalypse: D'awwww, look at the LEGO people! Now watch the evil wizard wreak havoc with an army of skeletons!
* TeethClenchedTeamwork
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Bones and Skelly.
* VitriolicBestBuds
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28th Jan '14 12:28:54 PM kyun
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Not to be confused with ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie]]'', the company's first theatrical release with a Hollywood budget.

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Not to be confused with ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie The LEGO Movie]]'', the company's first theatrical release with a Hollywood budget.
28th Jan '14 12:28:38 PM kyun
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Not to be confused with ''[[TheLegoMovie]]'', the company's first theatrical release with a Hollywood budget.

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Not to be confused with ''[[TheLegoMovie]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie]]'', the company's first theatrical release with a Hollywood budget.
28th Jan '14 12:28:25 PM kyun
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From Universal Pictures home video, ''LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers'' is the {{LEGO}} Group's first feature-length animated movie besides the four {{Bionicle}} movies, and the first to feature the classic LEGO People living in a world made of LEGO bricks.

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From Universal Pictures home video, ''LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers'' is the {{LEGO}} Group's first feature-length animated movie besides the four {{Bionicle}} movies, and the first to feature the classic LEGO People minifigs living in a world made of LEGO bricks.


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Not to be confused with ''[[TheLegoMovie]]'', the company's first theatrical release with a Hollywood budget.
15th Nov '13 3:35:42 AM corruptmalemenace
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* LockingMacGuyverInTheStoreCupboard: It's pretty convenient how the bad guys keep leaving piles of bricks around for Clutch and his friends to build with.
15th Nov '13 3:34:11 AM corruptmalemenace
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* TheAce: Clutch. He has unparalleled skills as a miner, explorer, stunt driver, builder of useful things and catcher of crooks - although he does occasionally walk straight into a gaping crevice while trying to be {{Badass}}, and he can't keep his team under control for most of the movie. His father was his AlwaysSomeoneBetter.


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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Most of the characters, but Clutch Powers and his father Rock Powers take the cake.


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* DemBones: Mallock has an army of Lego Skeletons at his disposal... which is weird, because we get a good look inside Bernie's torso when he loses his legs, and it's pretty clear that Lego Minifigs don't HAVE skeletons...


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** Prince Revan becomes TheLancer when they reach Ashlar.


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* OverlyPreparedGag: Skelly and Bones give a rambling description of the knight that attacked them, eventually culminating in their conclusion "It was a ''dark'' and ''stormy'' knight."
2nd Nov '13 3:46:31 AM philipnova798
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** Bernie is [[Creator/JeffBennett Johnny]] [[JohnnyBravo Bravo]].

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** Bernie is [[Creator/JeffBennett Johnny]] [[JohnnyBravo Bravo]]. He's also [[ActingForTwo Artie]].
** Mallock's two henchmen, Skelly and Bones, are [[TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Nick Fury]] and [[SanjayAndCraig Craig]].
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 Piers Nivans]] is now a prince, with the [[BenTen Forever King]] as his guardian.
19th Dec '12 11:50:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GreenEyedRedhead: Bernie von Beam.
24th Oct '12 10:17:27 AM nombretomado
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** Bernie is [[JeffBennett Johnny]] [[JohnnyBravo Bravo]].

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** Bernie is [[JeffBennett [[Creator/JeffBennett Johnny]] [[JohnnyBravo Bravo]].
16th May '12 11:07:38 AM kyun
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