the_wolfs_howl wrote:I loved this movie. It was so well done - hilarious, even if the humor was on the stupid side, completely silly and unapologetic about it. But what I really love about this movie is that it's more than just the silliness. It has such surprising depth to it as well. I may be opening myself to some ridicule (or at least laughter) here, but I cried quite a bit at the end. Partly because of the emotion of the father-son story, but mostly because I noticed a beautiful allegory you can read into the story. By no means am I suggesting that this allegory was intentional, but that's what common grace is for, right? I think this is a beautiful, unassuming story about subcreation - God created us in His image, so we are made to be creative as well. We aren't much to look at - we're not very powerful, or knowledgeable, and our greatest accomplishments aren't much cooler than any of Emmett's. Yet still God chooses to use us. We are the Special, because God wants us to be part of his amazing story. Even if you don't see an allegory in it, it's still a great message about creativity and not worrying about whether you're good enough - just go ahead and try something, because you never know what will end up saving the world.
This is undeniably the most encouraging and inspiring movie about plastic toys I've ever seen in my life, and that's why I was a sobbing mess at the end
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