The sequel to The Lego Movie and the fourth overall entry in the The Lego Movie franchise (along with The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie). This movie somewhat plays into my belief that the series gets worse with each new entry (though they are never bad – far from it, actually).
The Lego Movie was a breath of fresh air in Lego animation as the world and characters felt like they were actually made of LEGO and not RUBBER. The animation stayed true to the nature of Lego. Not only that but the great Phil Lord and Christopher Miller created a world worthy of the Lego name. It was original, hilarious, entertaining and stunning to watch.
The next entry was The Lego Batman Movie. Arguably the greatest Batman movie ever (only the Tim Burton films and a couple of the animated films can compare (though I admit I have not seen many of the animated ones)). Despite being the best Batman movie, it did not match the intensity of the first The Lego Movie and existed only in its shadow (where Batman often exists… in the shadows). The Lego Ninjago movie was even less original and funny in comparison but was still quite enjoyable for what it was.
And now we are here. The official, direct sequel to the original The Lego Movie. Despite having a rough Act 1 and 2, The Lego Movie 2 is a worthy addition to the series (although it may be my least favourite). There are entertaining moments throughout but nothing ever feels as magical as it did in the first movie. The film’s third act, however, comes the closest.
There are deeper allegorical meanings to be found alongside the science-fiction parodying that the film occupies itself with for the majority of its run-time. As a result, I believe the film can be quite enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
Additionally, the end credits are some of the most entertaining and spectacular I have ever seen. I don’t want to spoil anything but I suggest staying and watching them as they are very enjoyable.
Overall, a great movie for those that are already fans of The Lego Movie franchise. If you are not a fan by now, this is not for you.
7/10 – Good