The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
By James Davidson
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” takes place immediately after the first Lego Movie ends. Strange aliens have invaded the Lego universe that Emmet Brickowski and Lucy, two Lego persons, live in. Turning their once perfect wonderland into a sad, dreary, dystopian world that mirrors the imaginations of two real life siblings, Finn and his younger sister Bianca. Lucy, along with four other Lego people, including Lego Batman are captured by the mysterious alien and taken to their world, the Sistar System, which is controlled by Bianca. Emmet, who is told by everyone that he isn’t tough enough to go rescue his friends, builds a spaceship to prove everyone wrong. With the help of mysterious tough guy, Rex Dangervest, he goes to the Sistar System to fight the aliens and rescue Lucy and the others.
When I went to see this movie, I hadn’t seen the original one yet and was expecting a silly, stupid, fun movie that might be worth a few laughs. After seeing this movie I immediately went out and rented the first one because I was fairly impressed with the humor and writing of this one. I also wasn’t lost for not seeing the first movie at all. I got what was going on with no problem and I don’t think that you need to see the first movie to see this one.
The humor was a lot smarter than I thought it was going to be. A lot of the jokes also had subtle undertones that added more layers to the humor. The entire movie was filled with satirical, silly humor, which I love. I found myself, surprisingly (to me) laughing loudly and often at the jokes. After watching the original movie, I can say I enjoyed the sequel much better. The humor was much different, more mature and unexpected which made it a lot funnier to me.
The humor was mature but not in an offensive way, but the movie is still primarily for kids and is appropriate for small children. There are just a few added nuances that the parents would enjoy.
Everything in this movie is made out of Lego’s, not just the characters but all of the scenery and background as well. I thought this was very cool and original, the first time I saw it while watching The Lego Batman Movie. After seeing several other Lego movies (I believe there are 4 out now with another on the way later this year) the novelty is starting to wear off. Seeing a world made out of Legos is awesome and nostalgic, but after seeing it three or four times, it starts to lose its originality.
“The Lego Movie 2” is a great family movie. It’s rated PG for some rude humor but I didn’t notice anything offensive at all. I think the parents will enjoy this movie, just not as much as their children. All of the kids in the theater I was in were going crazy over this movie. A few of the parents seemed to be as well.
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a great family movie with smart, silly, satirical humor. Unfortunately if you have seen a few of the Lego movies, it loses some originality. But it is still a great movie for a family outing and fun to watch. I will probably rent this to watch it again when it comes out. It earns 3 out of 5 stars.