Its that time of the month again.
Our monthly dive into stop-motion animation has looked at some great work. There have been tears shed and jaws left hanging open but for this mouth feature we're going for something a little lighter.
This year audiences everywhere marvelled at the awesomness that was The Lego Movie. The film delivered a freshness and originality that no one predicted. Since myself and the I'm With Geek family have already gushed over the film, we look at a work inspired by the film. Today, we're looking at the work of How It Should Have Ended who parody the much loved movie in their first stop-motion episode.
How It Should Have Ended, or HISHE, began life when friends Daniel Baxter and Tommy Watson discussed alternate endings to a film they had seen. The pair decided to make animated paradies of popular films to display online. They joined together with Baxter's former colleague Tina Alexander after creating their first ever episode.
The first HISHE was based on the much debated Matrix Revolutions back in 2005. With in a month the video had featured on numerous websites and began to make a name for the team. The online sensation that is How It Should Have Ended was born. Today the team make numerous parodies with alternate endings to a range of different films.
This episode, like so many, features both Batman and Superman in the supes cafe. The parody playfully mocks the films underdog heroes. The HISHE team have displayed their clear admiration for DC Comics greatest heroes by featuring the coffee drinking duo in numerous episodes. Here, the argument between the two is the basis of the episode. The pairs conflicting viewpoints also creates the episodes brilliant humour. With in the film Batman plays a larger role than Superman who is foiled by chewing gum. Their differing roles fuel the constant competitive nature between the two great heroes.
The use of Lego may not show the precision usually reserved for stop-motion or the detail of CGI but its true to it source material, the Lego brand. Although some argue that the animation is not as impressive as other mediums you cannot fault the film and episodes appeal. The HISHE team have wonderfully parodied one of this years most intetesting animations. By recreating its unique style, as well as mocking the films take on super heroes, it is by far one of their best episodes.
And if that was not enough for you they even created their own song based on Everything is Awesome, Everything is Batman.
Another quirky, fun filled parody from our friends at How It Should Have Ended. The film that proved so many doubters wrong continues to entertain with this stand out episode.
And for other great How It Should Have Ended check out Frozen, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. Sing it with me, 'Everything is Batman, everything is awesome when you are Batman.........