A couple of months ago I took my 5 year old son to his first cinema experience. Part of me was dreading it. My boy is very active and full of beans and I really did have limited faith that he would sit through a movie.
I needn’t have worried. My son sat enthralled through the entire movie, as quiet as a mouse and I was enormously proud of him.
Which got me thinking about the movie. The main protagonist is a guy called ‘Emmet’ who has been working most of his life on the construction site as an construction worker in the city of Bricksburg. One day, he stumbles upon the Piece of Resistance, which makes the Master Builders mistake him as being “The Special”, which means he must stop Lord Business from gluing the world together with ‘the Kragle’.
Emmet is an eternal optimist. He breezes through the adventures with the real belief everything will be OK. He is a good, honest, straight-arrow kind of guy. He lives his life by the book and nothing outside of those set of perimeters could possibly happen.
Nothing is bad in his world. His theme tune is ‘Everything is Awesome’ (tween remix). Thinking about Emmet and how I felt about my son’s first cinema visit – why couldn’t I have had more faith in his behaviour? Why couldn’t I look at the best possible outcome instead of the worst?
Another great character in the Lego Movie 2 is Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi who spends a great deal of the movie trying to convince everyone she is not an Evil Queen (in fact she’s the Least Evil Queen In History).