Our take on... The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Everything is most certainly not awesome for the heroes of the fist Lego movie, a surprise hit from a few years ago, as this film picks up exactly where the original left off; the arrival of the Lego Duplo to the world of Emmet and Wildstyle. While initially it seems like the two different makes of Lego might co-exist, before long the world the characters inhabit ends up looking like the post apocalyptic Earth as seen in “Mad Max: Fury Road”. When Wildstyle, Batman, and Unikitty are taken from him, Emmet has to try to find a way out of the basement to save them, and in turn try to save their world.
Like the first film, this one is fast paced, colourful, and features a ton of recognisable voices from a returning Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks, as well as new cast members like Tiffany Haddish and Stephanie Beatriz. There are also a bunch of cameos thrown in for good measure, but I’ll leave them for you to discover yourself.
Crucially, the film is equally as funny and frenetic as the original, that has the same unique animation style and features another crop of catchy songs and memorable characters. Jokes work on multiple levels for kids and adults, including references to “Radiohead” and “Die Hard”. It also brings back one of my favourite aspects of the first movie, which is how the human characters in the film have an effect on their Lego counterparts. There’s also a nice lesson here for any adults that are watching with their kids who might have issues playing nicely with their siblings!
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