Everything's Not Awesome
Stoicism has a surprise cameo in 'The Lego Movie, the Second Part'.
You may be familiar with the title song from the first Lego Movie, "Everything is Awesome' which is basically a musical expression of the main character's view of life - and all of the awesome things it includes.
His overly-simplistic optimism and a large dose of naivety end up getting him through the day...but in the sequel things get so bad, even Emmett, the eternal optimist loses hope and starts to despair. And hope gives way to nihilism...
'Everything's not awesome, everything's not cool"
'What's the point? There's no hope - awesomeness was a pipe dream'
And then, just when everyone is about to give up, succumb to doubt and despair and disappointment because everything isn't awesome after all, like they had all hoped, stoicism shows up to save the day:
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notion unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” ― Marcus Aurelius