So I was watching a story about a person called Andrew Staton over the weekend. Andrew explains the importance of story telling, not just in movies, but that it is all around us. There are stories in the people we meet, the things we do, books we read and the movies that we watch. It is what makes people connect and it defines who we are. Andrew’s claim to fame, among others is working on the likes of Toy Story and Finding Nemo. So clearly talking from some experience then when it comes to talking about the value of stories.
There are stories in the people we meet, the things we do, books we read and the movies that we watch.
Which bring me to the Lego movie I recently watched. Emmet, the perfect normal person in the Lego universe, is so good at following the rules and fitting in, that no one even notices him. Because he has no unique story to tell. In short, what Emmet needs is a better story. Oliver James said that “Why are we trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out.” And without spoiling the plot of the movie, is exactly what Emmet discovers in the movie.