Hanging chad

As noted by commenter Robert Cooper, I completely ignored the commonalities between The Lego Movie and The Matrix.  But upon reflection, they both involve

  • A hero who is a “Chosen One”
  • …whose powers are prophesized by a black mystic…
  • …and which are later revealed to be bogus.
  • Nevertheless, when the hero is actualized, he is able to see the underlying code that builds his world.
  • His girlfriend is a pretty kick-ass chick with a flair for dark form-fitting clothes.
  • The bad guys employ floating, many-tentacled machines to do their bidding.
  • The penultimate builder of their world is a dickish white guy in a suit.

So, in retrospect,

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