Everything is Awesome

So, the Oscars just aired a couple of weeks back and I had one primary thought about the program. Why was The Lego Movie (2014) not nominated for Best Animated Film? While I think Big Hero 6 (2014) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) were both good animated films with a lot of heart, The Lego Movie was truly innovative and remarkable.

The LEGO Movie animated GIF

Having grown up with Legos and spending a small fortune on those tiny little blocks over my lifetime, I was admittedly not really enthusiastic about there being a feature film revolving around the colorful bricks. In fact, I felt like it was a cash grab and an excuse to make more Lego sets (as if a reason needed to exist for that). I mean, how do you make an entire movie based on Legos? Much less, an original movie based on Legos! Continue reading “Everything is Awesome”