It's no secret that the Illuminati is the primary force behind Hollywood and just about every blockbuster made. Whether it be a Pixar classic, a CGI action blitz, or romantic comedy, the order slips in its symbolism and messages. Sometimes these are subtle such as a well placed pyramid, or they are a blatant narrative such as Stanley Kubrick's Apollo confession in The Shining. Regardless of their importance, these can be found throughout the entertainment industry. Most of the time, they're little more than the Illuminati saying we're here and this is what we do. For others, they're unraveling a sinister plot or giving a warning, and occasionally they're a little of both. The latter category is where The Lego Movie falls.
Before we continue, we'll say it. The Lego Movie was very entertaining. The animation and story were very fun to watch. With that said, however, the symbolism (both obvious and subtle) was disturbing. We'll start with the more blatant Illuminati marks, and that's the Octan corporation. To Lego enthusiasts, Octan is the automotive and oil company in the city and town toy lines, but in the movie it's an all encompassing business that controls everything. At one point, the main characters (Emmet and Wyldstyle) go over the number of industries that Octan leads in the Lego world. Those include music, movies, food, and construction. In other words, the company controls the media just like the Illuminati does in ours. There's more to it than that as well. Toward the film's beginning as Emmet embarks on his morning commute, a helicopter flies across the screen carrying an advertisement for Octan. It says "I've got my eye on you". Again, this is the more obvious symbolism. Let's move on to the subtler messages.
These can be found in the film's plot. As the story progresses, the Lego world is revealed to be the creation of an adult brick enthusiast with a very literal mind that craves order and dreads creativity. On the other side is the enthusiast's son who wants to let his imagination run wild and build whatever he wants regardless of whether it conforms to certain themes. This struggle between father and child is a metaphor for the Illuminati wanting to impose a new order and take away our freedom. The movie's villain, "Lord Business", is literally a metaphor for the NWO. According to Wyldstyle's brief history lesson, the various realms of the Lego world (city, castle, wild west, pirates, and space) were once free to intermingle and do as they please. That changed once Lord Business came to power and isolated the individual themes.
That wasn't all. Lord Business was even planning ultimate tyranny by wanting to lock everyone in place with super glue or the "Kragle" as he called it. This was to occur on "Takos Tuesday", and Business was actively using the airwaves to brainwash the citizenry into thinking that something awesome was going to happen. Only the intervention of Emmet prevented this nightmare and freed the Lego world for good. Now, here's the rub. If Octan and Lord Business are representing the Illuminati, shouldn't they win given that The Lego Movie is a Hollywood production? That's where this movie falls in the center category for symbolism. The Illuminati want to let us know that they're in control while not giving away too much. The order knows it's evil but also realizes that people don't want to see it... yet. That's why good triumphed this time. However, when the New World Order comes to power, there will be no good guy swooping in to save the day.