I grew up with LEGO. I love LEGO. Can I make it any plainer? Now that I’m older, and maybe somewhat wiser, I play the LEGO video games. Yes, I’ve played them all. The incomplete list includes Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and Batman. I say incomplete because if I were to list them all, we’d be here all day. Thank me for sparing you the inconvenience of my prattling on to infinity and beyond.
All right, enough with the introductions. This week’s Women Who Wow Wednesday focuses on Wyldstyle, the female character extraordinaire featured in The LEGO Movie. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil the movie if you haven’t seen it. Know this, though, I’m a massive LEGO fan, hence, keeping tightlipped about the movie may prove to be a challenge for me. Nevertheless, I will not spoil it. I promise.
Where do I start? It’s an awesome movie. How’s that for a beginning? Really, it’s that good. I dare the skeptics to prove me wrong. The story’s awesome, the characters are awesome and it’s hilariously awesome (you didn’t think I’d pass up another opportunity to use the word awesome again, did you?)
Let’s talk Wyldstyle. Who is she? What does she do? In a quick summary, she’s one of the movie’s lead characters with a funky hairstyle. When I mean funky, I mean two streaks, magenta and cyan running across her bangs that fall just above her right eyebrow, and a cool ponytail dancing from the left side of her head. What’s more? She sports the darkest hair and leathers that would stop a construction worker in mid thought.
There’s more to her, a lot more. She sees the potential in a situation without getting excited about it—understatement. Actually, when she finds something that works, she’ll keep at it until she exhausts every available means at her disposal to make things right.
Wyldstyle is headstrong, confident and never minces words whenever she’s in a tight spot with guns blazing overhead. She’s a true friend as well, keeping a confidence and being honest with whomever she meets. If an idea seems bad, she’ll say it’s a bad idea. She doesn’t hold back and she doesn’t hide her feelings like other tough girls. If she sees it, she says it.
Overall, Wyldstyle has her issues, like not following instructions, but if anyone were looking for a best friend, she fits the role to perfection.
If you haven’t caught her at the theater in The LEGO Movie yet, now’s your chance. Have at it and prepare to laugh like never before.
Have you seen The LEGO Movie yet? What did you think of it and Wyldstyle?
24 thoughts on “Wyldstyle”
I love lego too…except I’m a younger than you (thirteen) and I thought The Lego Movie was great too so anyone who hasn’t watched it yet, you must!!!! 🙂
Also your Curry Chicken post made me hungry!!! XD
Ha! Well, lego’s for all ages! Enjoy the curry and welcome to my site!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I loved The Lego Movie and I agree about Wyldstyle being completely awesome. The fact that she shares my name makes her even cooler 🙂
I so need to see this movie!
I LOVED the Lego movie! I haven’t laughed that hard in a while. The kragle was hilarious. And the piece of resistance? OMG. I can’t wait for the sequel!!
My favorite was the Blade of Exact Zero. My wife loved the Polish Remover – Ni-al! 😉
Exact zero was great too! I missed the polish remover joke. Guess I have to see it again!
I think it was in the same scene with the Blade. I think he cut the Piece of Resistance free with the blade and then summoned The Polish Remover – Ni-al to wipe out one of the heroes, but got interrupted.
Ohhhh, I think I do remember that but was laughing at the Exact Zero joke. I’ll have to pay attention to that next time. Spaceman was great too! Charlie Day is PERFECT for that character. LOVED him in Horrible Bosses too.
Saw it 2 night ago with the wife. It was our anniversary. 😉 14 years together, and we sneak off to see the Lego movie and left the baby with grandma & grandpa. It was totally worth it – as they mention in the movie, “Everything is awesome!”
My boys are in full agreement, and even though I opted for some mommy-time when they went and saw The Lego Movie with their dad, I am now super stoked to see it and get me some Wyldstyle…btw, when I was growing up, there were not such fun female superhero characters as there are now…thank goodness for progress! Thanks for another fantastic female props-post!
I friggin loved the Lego Movie!! It was downright hilarious, inspired, and mindblowingly imaginative. I’ve told everyone i know to see it basically. Great article!
Wasn’t it an “awesome” movie? LOL I could watch it again, over and over! BTW, thanks also for the kind words in my defense of the post. Great having a dedicated readership to step in to defend me on my behalf!
I havent watched the movie yet, but I was told by some that it sucked. Hard to believe because the film got pretty high ratings.
No way!! It’s incredible! You will really be missing out if you listen to those naysayers!
I’m glad to see a Lego Lady included.
Great post Jack. She was awesome!
I haven’t seen this movie yet, but I really, really want to. I’ve heard that it’s awesome.
I’ve been meaning to stop by for some time to thank you for frequenting Dimanagul.com and supporting my short stories. I’m glad I did because I fingd the theme for your Wednesday posts awesome. (I’ll abuse the word too, heh)
It certainly makes me want to check out the movie. After seeing the first trailer I knew they might as well have found a way to print money. I’m always a sucker for strong female characters.
Thanks for stopping by, Eric. Great to have you aboard! Every Wednesday I feature a rockin’ flick chick who I admire. It’s a lot of fun for me to write about them and a lot of fun for the readership to read about them as well!
Love your site, too, of course!
Haven’t seen this movie yet, Jack. Wyldstyle seems to be quite a character.
I am also a confessing LEGO player, though. Depending on the kids I play with, there will be stables, castles, towers, and sometimes even the Chinese Wall. 😉
Didn’t enjoy the movie that much, but loved Wyldstyle’s character and how she was depicted
I have heard so many good reports about the Lego movie and I was REALLY skeptical. Sounds like fun though. One of the benefits of having 3 year old twins is they are now discovering ‘tiny’ Lego and I get to relive my childhood all over again!
Still need to see that movie. Dang.