The Lego Movie, Wreck it Ralph, The Emoji Movie and The Angry Birds Movie Are The Same Thing

I knew most kids movies weren't very original, but when I realized this, I was surprised at how true it was.

Featured Image By: Baker Tuthill

Featured Image By: Baker Tuthill

Baker Tuthill, Reporter

Well, usually Oliver is the movie guy, but I thought I would take a crack at it. After all, I already had a good idea and those article requirements were starting to catch up to me. And who am I to deny our (surely) thousands of fans from a good, high-quality article about kids movies? So here I go.

I was sitting in LA yesterday, trying desperately to think of something to write, when I came across newfound knowledge: The Lego Movie, Wreck it Ralph, The Emoji Movie and The Angry Birds Movie are all the same movie, just re-skinned under a different gimmick! Don’t believe me? Check it out:

 

Plot Elements:

When you break down the plots of the three movies, they look like this:

Emoji Movie: A movie about a kid who is mentally lost, doesn’t know who he is, and struggles with people identifying him as something that he is supposed to be. He travels to all sorts of strange new lands in search of himself and meets a female heroine who is a rebel (and looks exactly like the heroine in The Lego Movie) and a hacker. She helps him along the way, and to find himself. You think the villain is good at first, but she turns out to be bad.

Wreck it Ralph: A movie about a man who is mentally lost, doesn’t know who he is, and struggles with people identifying him as something that he is supposed to be. He travels to all sorts of strange new land in search of himself and meets a female heroine who is a rebel and hacked/glitched. She helps him along the way, and to find himself. You think the villain is good at first, but he turns out to be bad.

The Lego movie: A movie about a man who is mentally lost and struggles with people identifying him as something that he is supposed to be. He travels to all sorts of strange new land in search of himself and meets a female heroine who is a rebel. She helps him along the way, and to find himself. The villain tries to appear good, but is really bad.

The Angry Birds Movie: A movie about a man who struggles with identity problems.  He travels to a strange new land to defeat the source of his troubles (I admit, The Angry Birds Movie breaks the formula a little bit, but it stays along the basic guidelines).

 

Characters: 

Still don’t believe me? Then here’s something else:

Emoji Movie: 

Hero: a kid who is mentally lost, doesn’t know who he is, and struggles with people identifying him as something that he is supposed to be.

Heroine: a hacker rebel who is a love interest to the main character.

Comic relief: A weird oddball who makes random bathroom jokes.

Villain: seems good at first but is actually bad.

Wreck it Ralph:

Hero: a man who is mentally lost, doesn’t know who he is, and struggles with people identifying him as something that he is supposed to be.

Heroine: a hacked/glitched rebel.

Comic relief: Ralph himself.

Villain: seems good but is actually bad.

The Lego Movie: 

Hero: a man who is mentally lost and struggles with people identifying him as something that he is not.

Heroine: A rebel who is a love interest to the main character.

Comic relief: weird oddball who has one gimmick, “Space.”

Villain: seems good to everyone but the heroes.

The Angry Birds Movie: 

Hero: a man who is mentally lost, doesn’t know who he is, and struggles with people identifying him as something that he is supposed to be.

Heroine: I don’t even know.

Comic relief: Two oddballs who make random bathroom jokes.

Villain: seems good at first but is really bad.

 

Well, there you are. These three movies really are exactly the same. I wasn’t satisfied, though. I wondered if anyone else had come to my same realization. After a quick google, I found out that a few other people had already realized that Wreck-It Ralph and the Emoji Movie were the same. Many people had complained that The Emoji Movie was a rip off of Wreck-It Ralph. I didn’t think this up on my own, but I seemed to be the first to associate the two with The Angry Birds Movie and The Lego Movie. Well, there you go. These four kids movies are really, undeniably the same movie, re-skinned with a different gimmick.