Lego Movie 2: Movie Review

Guess what awesome movie I’m going to be reviewing today?

Yep, that would be the second Lego Movie. Which I’ve been looking forward to for much too long. 

Buckle up your plants and let’s get going. 

 

The Lego Movie 2

Synopsis:

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

 

Good Stuff:

  • Theme

This, guys. This is what blew me away.

You kind of go into most kids movies not with high expectations for the theme. Most of the time it’s just some sort of half-baked “friendship is good!” or “don’t lie!” message, if not just some political junk they crammed into it. Sure, I had a few expectations after the first Lego Movie did so well with their theme, but… not like we were going to get lucky again, right?

WRONG. 

Dude, this theme was one of the best movie themes I’ve seen done, honestly. Forget kids movie themes. Just movies in general. 

It was multifaceted, unique, didn’t feel forced, and really drove the point home in a way that just made my heart happy. 

 

  • Humor

Of course this was the aspect I really knew I could count on, and it did not disappoint. This movie was hilarious and I laughed pretty much the whole way through. A very accurate portrayal of playing Legos with siblings was used here… the difference between brothers and sisters being punched up both for humor and meaningful moments was amazing.

 

  • Story

THE PLOT WAS REALLY GOOD, PEOPLE. 

They did some really awesome setup for plot twists later on. Character development was A+. The plot twists were super well done. And just… it was a really, solid, enjoyable story overall. I aspire to this.

 

  • Characters

I’m always gonna love characters, and this movie made such good use of them. Emmett is a sweetheart okay? It’s a really good use of a character who’s just genuinely a good, happy person. It definitely felt like the second part of his already good development from the first movie. And… yeah. There are spoilers, but I really loved it. 

And Wyldstyle/Lucy had such a unique arc! I don’t think I’ve ever seen something really promoting that sort of development? And it was really cool. 

Of course the rest of the crew was just hilarious and great too. Unikitty, Metalbeard, Benny…. a particular spot in my heart for Rex… and all the rest of the new additions. ❤

 

  • Animation

It’s just sooo cooool all the stuff they do with Legos I just still love this. ❤ It’s fun to see. 

 

Bad Stuff:

  • President Business/The Dad

I’ll admit, it took me a while to actually peg down anything bad to say. xD But this is really the biggest thing for me. 

The last movie kind of had the whole father/son relationship building up throughout and climaxing at the end. And this movie sort of dropped anything to do with the dad/President Business. 

They lampshaded it well and did it kind of humorously. And it was quite understandable for the plot since this more focused on a sibling relationship. But it did seem a little off to be to spend the whole last movie building up a father figure relationship and then make him basically useless in the next one. 

  • The songs are too catchy

THIS IS LEGITIMATE.

THEY ACTUALLY HAVE A SONG THAT’S SUPPOSED TO GET STUCK IN YOUR HEAD THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT. 

Just…. be forewarned. 

 

What do you guys think? Seen the new Lego Movie, or think you will?

Talk to me in the comments!

In the meantime, stay awesome, peeps. ❤

~writefury

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