I have a confession to make. I really like The Lego Movie! I realize as a 50-something-year-old woman, I am not the demographic group that was targeted, but every time we saw a preview for it, B and I were always laughing, so we went to see it when it was in theaters and both enjoyed it.
I have been known to break into a chorus of “Everything Is Awesome” now and then.
I admit that I felt a bit sheepish being so drawn in by a (non-Pixar) children’s movie, but that was cured by reading Richard Corliss’s “Best of Culture 2014: Movies” wrap up in the Dec.22/29 “Person of the Year” edition of Time magazine, which listed The Lego Movie third of the ten films mentioned. That means I have some sense of taste/style, right?
In my haphazard approach to Christmas gifts this year, one thing I did manage to buy for our family was the DVD of The Lego Movie, which we watched this afternoon. And it still makes me laugh, which is great because this hasn’t been the jolliest holiday season ever.
We will probably watch some of the special features this evening. There is a sing-along version of “Everything Is Awesome!” Singing such a bouncy, optimistic song can only help…
2 thoughts on “Everything is awesome!”
Don’t be too sure it wasn’t written for your age group too. It’s the best satire about our shallow culture and consumerism I’ve seen in years. The younger folks don’t get that part at all, but there it is!
If everything is awesome, then nothing is special. That’s the point of that song. The song’s writer, Mark Mothersbaugh, was the main songwriter of DEVO.
Of course you are right. The best children’s movies/TV shows have meaning for all ages. When my children were young, there was so much more to Sesame Street than letters and numbers and childhood lessons. Thanks for visiting Top of JC’s Mind.