The Lego Movie and Disappointing Cliches

Hello, there! I recently saw the Lego Movie in theaters, and I’ll admit, I was quite disappointed. I’m here to share with you why I was.

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This review-thing contains spoilers!

 

Well, the movie was mildly funny, and some parts made me laugh pretty hard. The main song, “Everything is Awesome” is annoyingly catchy, and may or may not be stuck in my head right now. However, the movie had it’s bad parts. 

  • Wildstyle. I wanted to like her, I really did, but the movie butchered her, one of about two female characters, so badly. One of the biggest things that bothered me was the stereotypical cliché. The ‘strong female character’ starts out powerful, one of the best on the time. Enter Emmett, the bumbling main character, who surpasses her strength in 100 minutes, while she stays static and once it becomes apparent he’s part of the prophecy, doesn’t do anything to better herself. Sigh. Not only that, but she developed an too-quick romantic relationship with him and obviously has a crush on him about 40 minutes into the movie.
  • Emmet. Bumbling mess-up learns he’s the Chosen One, and quickly becomes the supreme self-sacrificing epitome of a hero. Sigh.
  • The ‘Wise Mentor Who Dies But Comes Back As A Ghost And Gives Advice That Leads The Hero Into Sacrificing Himself.’ Need I say more?
  • Batman. He takes the role of ‘boyfriend who’s actually not horrible but gets dumped for the hero and seemingly doesn’t care.’ 

All in all, the movie was rather disappointing, despite it’s positive message. I know it’s a short review, but that’s all for today! 

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