- Origin: 25/25
- Story: 21/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 23/25
The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO (R) Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO (R) invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.
- Rated: PG (Some action and rude humour)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Animation and Comedy
- Directed by: Mike Mitchell
- Written by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
- Release date: 8th February, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 90 minutes
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
|Chris Pratt||Emmet Brickowski/Rex Dangervest (Voice)|
|Elizabeth Banks||Wyldstyle/Lucy (Voice)|
|Will Arnett||Batman (Voice)|
|Tiffany Haddish||Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Voice)|
|Stephanie Beatriz||General Mayhem/Sweet Mayhem (Voice)|
|Alison Brie||Unikitty/Ultrakatty (Voice)|
|Nick Offerman||MetalBeard (Voice)|
|Charlie Day||Benny (Voice)|
|Will Ferrel||President Business/Dad|
|Channing Tatum||Superman (Voice)|
|Jonah Hill||Green Lantern (Voice)|
|Richard Ayoade||Ice Cream Cone|
The references were endless, there was something for everyone to get. It was masterpiece of funny pop culture and Sci-Fi cameos. The cleverly named locations helped us to relate it to when we were children. They focused a lot more attention to the real world and how we play as children, the film was more aware of what it was. I liked how they introduced a new type of toy (from the sister), it allows for more exploration and suggests that theirs more than just lego out there.
Jam-packed and funny, this was a crazy adventure into galaxies unknown. The narrative started where the last film ended, I liked how as soon as they solved the dad problem, the sibling problem would come along. Some problems I had with it was that, the ending was average and it didn’t seem that realistic. Normally, the brother wouldn’t just play with the sister to make up. The siblings have their own way of playing and so realistically they would end up playing in secret separate from each other. But, since this is a kids film they put in the happy ending to make them happy. With the amount of things going on, some of the humour is lost, it is such a good film that it is shame for the comedy and cameo to lose it momentum.
They have knocked it out of the park once again. The animation is like no other and has vibrant and thrilling colours and effects. Every lego piece has their own way of moving around. Even when Rex Dangervest started to disappear, the animation for his body parts vanishing was very well done. Its all these small details that make it so good, they add to the overall humour and thrill. I really liked the effects and lighting they used for the end of the Lego world.
Chris Pratt does great once again as Emmet, even with the added pressure of playing another character, Rex Dangervest, he manages to play the loveable character and warm our hearts. Showing that girls are kickass was Elizabeth Banks, her strong and confident character had depth to her character, even permanent marker. I felt some lines were forced and tried to play on the humour, they lost what the first movie had. I loved Charlie Day as Benny, he really kept his characters humour and had some of the funnier lines. My favourite though was Richard Ayoade, his tone was exactly what this film needed, he gave a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy vibe and made me laugh at every moment he had. Overall the cast was good, it lacked something from the first, but was still very enjoyable to watch. I would definitely recommend everyone to take their children to see this, even the adults will enjoy it. Lots of funny moments that adults would get more than the children. This was a worthy sequel and I look forward to another film.