NEW YORK – Oldboy director Spike Lee has lashed out at the new box office sensation and critical darling Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s The Lego Movie, claiming that it’s ‘racist, or something’.
In a seventeen minute rant, the veteran director of Inside Man, repeatedly claimed the film ‘had not been directed by me and therefore could not be thought of in any way good.’
These guys, I mean who are they? Lego are Danish, right? And Danes were like blond haired and blue eyed and who else were blond haired and blue eyed? That’s right Nazis! The Lego Movie is actually a remake of Triumph of the Will.
The audience at the 3.45 showing of The Lego Movie at first seemed bemused by the famous motormouth’s unannounced introduction to the film. One witness, Timmy (aged 7) said:
The scary man was shouting and raving about how his film was neglected while we all wanted to see films about toys and didn’t watch serious drama. He asked me why I hadn’t been to see Oldboy and when I told him it was because I felt it was redundant having already seen the Chan Wook Park original, he got real mad.
After a while, witnesses said that Mr. Lee apparently ran out of steam and collapsed into his chair and the film was able to resume. Some said they heard the director sobbing quietly.
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