The kind of over-the-top action movie that is usually reserved for a movie-within-a-movie. Like a movie Jack Slater would appear in (in Last Action Hero).
The score and cinematography in the sneaking-off-to-the-caves scene is incredible and 100% my aesthetic. It made me wish this movie was entirely about the collegiate secret society members sneaking through autumnal woods with torches to go recite poetry.
I never noticed before, but baby Ethan Hawke looked a lot like Ellen Page, or am I wrong?
I loved the first LEGO Movie. Not only is it visually astounding, filled with joy and conveying a great message BUT it also dips its toe into a kind of (and I can't believe I'm about to type this phrase, but this is how I think of it) Family-Friendly Pseudo-Lovecraftian Horror. The revelation that, unlike say the Toy Story films where the toys *know* they're toys and actively avoid detection by humans, the characters in the LEGO movies exist in…
Bear with me for a moment while I imagine what it was like to pitch Prodigy to investors:
"What if Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs was ... a kid! But wait! So this kid killed her own mom! How messed up is that?! So she's in a gov't research think tank, like from Firestarter, but they wanna cut her open cuz, get this, she's not just like Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs, she's also kinda like…