Emmet: That’s the signal, but the shield is still up.
Batman: Then I guess we’ll just have to wing it.
Batman: That’s a bat pun.
On Friday, I took Kyle along with his friend Duncan to see The Lego Movie. For those who know Kyle, that’s certainly no surprise. His entire life (all of 12 years give or take for infancy age) has been one big obsession over Lego’s. Even being a seventh grader, Kyle still enjoys putting those multicolored building blocks together and on the occasion, play with said structures.
We first saw the advertisement for The Lego Movie in the theater. I’m not sure what blockbuster we were there to see, maybe Frozen. Then it happened, a moment to change all of history, the trailer for The Lego Movie flashed across the screen and captivated Kyle instantly. He turned to me, smiled and nodded his head saying, “We have to see that!” I didn’t even get a vote.
In all honesty, I too wanted to see this movie, thinking it was going to be really funny. Well, that wasn’t the case, at least not in my opinion. I know I’m not the target demographic, not even close, but come on, I expected a little bit more. For the most part, I love watching kids movies. Some I’ve thoroughly enjoyed include: Despicable Me movies, Cars, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. (especially Monsters U), the Shrek movies and the Toy Story movies, but not so much this one. Yes, there were some funnies, but nothing that had me rolling in stitches. I was assuming with such popular characters as Gandolf and Batman there would be a ton of puns based off of their respected movies. Nope.
Perhaps it’s because I watched the showing in isolation. You see, Kyle and his friend wanted to sit closer to the front, which we all know I don’t like to watch a movie with my nose touching the screen. Together Alone – Movie Night Actually in Kyle’s defense, as we walked in, I assumed they wanted to sit without authority hanging over their heads, so I told Kyle “I’ll be up here”, I pointed to the back of the theater. Kyle gave me a confused look at first, and then realized he could pick whatever seat suited him. Smiling on my way up the steps, I lightly yelled to both boy, “Behave!” I waited a few seconds till they got situated and then chose my seat, keeping them in my line of sight. Kyle and Duncan were so well behaved I thought someone paid them off.
But back to this movie. Seriously, the only humor I got a kick out of, was hearing Kyle laugh from five rows back and the little kid behind me singing the theme song, Everything is Awesome. I found more humor in those two actions then I did the entire movie.
Slight Spoiler alert: I can handle Legoland being an imaginary place the movie was centered around, but then to jump back and forth in and out of reality? What? I picked up on the lesson to be learned, but whatever. Not a fan. At least I have a new theme song to sing to Kyle, Everything is Awesome!
At least Duncan and Kyle enjoyed their night out on the town. Prior to the movie I took them to Five Guys Burgers & Fries to eat dinner. The entire time listening to them talk, mostly about video games, made me feel like I was in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. I had my own Sheldon and Leonard. Love those guys! (Kyle and Duncan and Sheldon and Leonard) I’m truly glad they are friends who share the same interests.
I was telling mom about Duncan and how the boys interact, very well might I add. I went off about the mind numbing conversations between the two. Half the time I had no idea what they were talking about and when I did, I didn’t care to hear any more. The conversations were about video games, characters in video games, game trivia etc. I wanted to scream, ‘Next topic, please!’
The way those two communicated, and I use that word communicated loosely, mom said Kyle reminds her of my sister when she was young. Yep, Kyle and his Aunt Nikki are very similar. The video games may have changed, but the clunky awkwardness remains the same.
On a side note, the plan was to take the boys the week prior, however, Kyle never told Duncan he wanted to go to the 5:00 pm showing which is what Kyle told me, and Duncan thought we were going to the 7:00 pm showing because he had piano lessons earlier but never mentioned anything to his parents. I guess typical boys. I assumed they had all plans figured out but I was clearly wrong. This past night out on the town with the boys, before it turned into another fiasco, I spoke directly with Duncan’s mom to clarify all plans. We were good to go!
Here are a few videos of Kyle putting together his Star Wars Death Star from Christmas 2011.