The hype is through the roofBut it couldn’t be more justified. The new animated version of the ultimate web-slinging superhero is reaching extraordinary levels of acclaim, with ‘Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse’ upping the ante and winning. We are witnessing the formation of a trilogy that will be sure to be in the conversations of the best of superhero cinema.
They are films that have clearly benefited from the revolution imposed by two heavyweights like Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who through visual innovation and a sense of humor agile, irreverent, intelligent and referential are forging a new current in animated cinema. They are imposing it from the production, with this Spider-Man at the helm, and in the direction, with ‘The LEGO Movie’ being the confirmation of his talent.
everything is fabulous
The LEGO movie phenomenon has lost steam over the years and too many movies in a short time, but it started off strong thanks to this original proposal that pushes the limits of the intellectual property-based film and also the animated medium. A jewel that stands among the best films of the past decade and that can be seen in streaming through HBO Max.
We enter a world of constructions built on blocks and yellow characters with hands in the shape of a “U”. In this context we find Emmett, the character of Chris Pratt, a completely ordinary LEGO character and happy in his routine and limited existence by rules. However, his existence will change forever when he accidentally gets into an adventure like no other with a group of extraordinary characters.
‘The LEGO Movie’ exuberantly shows how Miller and Lord’s method works, who start by turning the script around as much as possible to rethink every aspect of an adventure movie. His indefatigable capacity for reference is coupled with rethinkings of the traditional hero’s journey, chosen for glory, vindicating the ability of any ordinary person to be essential without being the chosen one that legends mark. In addition, his great meta twist reveals the most exciting facet of the film and celebrates LEGO figures in their most elemental facet, that of toys.
‘The LEGO Movie’: blender of pop culture and the Internet
On the other hand, there is the animation, which makes the curious decision of starting from the videos made on the Internet with LEGO figures. A language of its own that is native to the Internet and that Lord and Miller take it to the next level through the cinematographic. Its explosive, hyper-vitamin action looks overwhelming on paper, but it’s always dynamic and easy to follow.
With that they achieve a complete experienceas well as revolutionary. The kind of hit on the table that takes time to be truly appreciated, hence its Oscar nod in the de rigueur category. Few can put so much pop culture and self-awareness in a blender and emerge triumphant, breaking the rules and what is expected with a film whose main reason for being is to invite you to buy what is in the title. Everything is fabulous.
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