The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
Following the adventures of the first Lego movie, the sequel explores what happens when Finn’s sister, Bianca, gets to play; or more accurately, how playtime adapts between siblings as they get older. Where the first film in the series explored the nature of creativity, and what Lego is for, the sequel focuses on sibling rivalry, communication, and that growing up doesn’t necessarily mean getting broody and serious (teenagers. Am I right?).
So, great news! Everything is, indeed, still awesome. Not quite as awesome as the first movie, but still awesome enough that I feel I should recommend you see this film. It’s cute, funny, inventive, clever in places, and a good time for the whole family.
Where it loses some of its awesomeness sheen, is due to the slightly heavy-handed messaging. Young kids probably won’t notice it, but adults may find the constant hammering of its main points a little tiring. It also isn’t as surprising as it thinks it is (you’ll feel the twist coming) and some of the jokes don’t stick because the film doesn’t give them time to be properly absorbed.
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Screenplay by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hr 46 min.