Film / Creating Rem Lezar
Two kids who get in trouble a lot for daydreaming in school have the same dream about the same imaginary friend, a Roman-themed superhero named Rem Lezar. The two meet, learn to get over their differences and discover what they have in common, and paint a mannequin like their dream hero. He comes to life and becomes fully human, and then takes them on a series of adventures, which involve a great deal of song and dance, as they try to find the Quixotic Medallion that will allow him to live longer than a day.
It's a musical, and it's 48 minutes long, half the length of the average movie.
This movie contains examples of:
- All Just a Dream
- And You Were There: The police officer who escorts the kids home is played by the same actor as Rem Lazar.
- Big Applesauce: A magic medallion in a very high place? Look for it in the skyscrapers of New York.
- The Cast Showoff: Jack Mulcahy as Rem during the musical numbers. Before his acting career, he was a vocalist and guitarist in various local rock bands.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Rem Lezar comes to life simply by the kids believing in him.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: Inverted. When Zack and Ashlee take Rem's advice and reach out to Vorock in friendship, he immediately stops antagonizing them.
- Department of Redundancy Department: The opening song begins with the line: "When I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming of a dream.".
- Girls Have Cooties: Zack wants nothing to do with Ashlee at first because she's a girl. He even remarks that his parents told him girls would be drawn to him, and that it annoys him.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Zack. Vorock as well.
- Imaginary Enemy: Vorock
- Imaginary Friend: Rem Lezar
- Lightning Can Do Anything: A lightning storm causes Rem Lezar to come to life.
- Miniscule Rocking: Vorock's Villain Song is little more than half a minute long.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: The musical number "Out of Sight" in Central Park features a 50s style a capella group, a rapper, and a violinist.
- Or Was It a Dream?: After waking up, the kids discover they are each wearing a Quixotic Medallion.
- The Power of Love: "Love is contagious, and you've caught it." At one point, the two kids are separated and wish to be reunited. Simply by wishing for it and hugging Rem Lezar, they transport over to each other. They even defeat the villain by telling him that they don't hate him.
- Self-Duplication: Rem demonstrates this power when the kids are separated in the woods.
- Straw Misogynist: Zack briefly becomes this when meeting Ashlee so he can learn a lesson.
- There Are No Therapists: You would think that with all the trouble the kids are having at school, a trip to the school counselor would be in order. It never comes up. The closest thing is Rem, who talks to them about their problems and gives useful advice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rem Lezar is very blue-themed, not just in his outfit, but also in his mullet.
- You Keep Using That Word: "Quixotic" means "idealistic in a misinformed, self-deluded way" (it comes from Don Quixote). The Quixotic Medallion is not idealistic in any way.
- Your Mind Makes It Real