I absolutely love kids movies, and the Lego Movie is no exception to the rule as far as I’m concerned!!
When I first started watching the trailer I thought, seriously, a movie with little plastic Lego people, how ridiculous!
But I’m telling you, by the end of watching the trailer, I was convinced this was going to be the best movie ever!!
And for any of my unfortunate friends (you know who you are!) that happened to be around me for more than five minutes, I went on and on about how wonderful this movie was going to be, and I even reenacted some of the scenes I’d seen on the trailer, I just couldn’t help myself!!
Awesome has always been one of my favourite words, but now it’s “AWESOME” with pump-action hand signals like….
Which of course, is “TOTALLY AWESOME”. Hehehe….
So whether anyone else likes it or not, doesn’t matter to me, because I absolutely loved it, and that brings me back to the reason why I love kids movies so much.
I think the majority of people involved in the production of children’s movies, ( I don’t include children’s TV cartoons in this category ) have thought very deeply about the messages they think will be beneficial to their young audiences.
Many are relaying messages such as;
Believe in yourself…
Anything is possible…
If you believe that it will be, it will be…
Treat others as you yourself wish to be treated…
Be kind to others, but also stand up for yourself…
You are special….and so is everyone else, in their own way…
Most of the time, things are working out, even when it feels like they aren’t…
I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
On the whole, these are the types of messages the majority of children’s movies are attempting to convey, and of course there are exceptions to the rule, but I’ve thought about it, and I don’t want to bring your attention to a few kids movies out there that really suck!
As adults, if we strongly dislike children’s movies with these types of messages, it’s usually an indication that we have temporarily lost our way, or have stopped believing in such wonderful, uplifting outcomes because we may have experienced very different results in our own lives. It can be hard to sit through something that you no longer believe is true; and like it.
Of course I’m not suggesting our lives should be like children’s movies, (although it would be “awesome” sometimes!) I’m saying that some of the core messages within these movies are based on Universal Laws, that are pure and based in truth, without the resistant, or negative perspectives that are in the majority of other movies.
Sometimes even though we may not be completely believing these messages, it can still be uplifting and enjoyable to watch.
When we are knowing who we really are, and watching such things, it is truly a joyful, “Awesome Experience!” (Opps, I couldn’t help myself!!)
So, as Emmet would say…”Everything is Awesome,” but just in case it isn’t, let’s do our best to focus on the things around us that are awesome. Failing that, let’s just try to feel a little bit better than where we currently are, and failing that……Uhm……just go and see a movie, preferably something “AWESOME!!”
And so it is….