'Lego Movie': Fox Business isn't amused
The first thing you should know about The Lego Movie: Yes, it really is that good.
The second thing you should know about The Lego Movie: Like several recent-ish family films, including but not limited to The Lorax, The Muppets, and Wall-e, it’s got an anti-conformist, anti-corporate message that’s a little hard to swallow once you consider all its tie-in merchandise. (The Lego toys, however, aren’t quite as gross as those awful Lorax car commercials.)
And as a result, Fox Business is mad. Not because of the hypocrisy inherent in the movie’s premise, but because it’s teaching kids that ginormous conglomerates are bad. Oh, and also, because main antagonist Lord Business “looks a little bit like Mitt Romney.”
“Why is the head of a corporation, where they hire people, people go to work, they pay their rent, their mortgage, they put their kids through college, they feed their families, they give to charities, they give to churches — why would the CEO be an easy target?” wonders host Charles Payne. His guest, Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, doesn’t have a great answer — though he does point out that the film may at least get kids to start “thinking about business.” Er, yeah. Because that’s what a child’s going to get out of this: