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So Snake Eyes just came out this past weekend, and a lot of people online have asked, “Who asked for this film?” Well, last week I saw Mike Kaye ask a question similar in scope that I thought would make a really good QOTD. You can see the original question (and tweet) below.
In honor of #SnakeEyes opening this weekend, what are some of the best examples of movies “nobody asked for?”
— Mike Kaye (@CaptainKaye42) July 20, 2021
So in honor of Snake Eyes and Mike Kaye, the question I ask today is: what movie nobody asked for turned out better than expected?
Personally, it has to be The Lego Movie. Now I’m a huge LEGO fan, but even I was hesitant when a film adaptation was announced. And then I heard the early plot synopsis and I was immediately turned off. But somehow, the creative geniuses that are Lord & Miller created a film that managed to capture the spirit of playing with LEGO as a kid.
We didn’t need The Lego Movie, but we’re a whole lot better off having it in our lives than not.
Oh, and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is equally great, so maybe that’ll actually be the answer for this question. Nobody asked for a sequel, but dammit if I didn’t love The Second Part and thought it brought me back to my childhood!
So what about you, folks? What movie, that made you initially go, “Who asked for this?”, ended up being better than expected?
I’ll see you in the trenches.