‘The Lego Movie 2′ is much more than a kids’ movie


Emmet Birckowski, voiced by Chris Pratt, in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.” IMDb website photo

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a cleverly written comedy with almost no dull moments.

In the sequel to “The Lego Movie” (2014), the film picks up where it left off five years ago. The city of Bricksburg is threatened when LEGO DUPLO alien invaders pose a threat to the city and its citizens. Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) and Batman (Will Arnett) must join forces, again, and save the LEGO universe.

Though the first Lego movie was entertaining and cleverly written, I did not have the same expectations for the sequel. Sequels, in modern cinema, have the tendency to fall short from their original film, in terms of quality and entertainment value.

However, “The Lego Movie 2” surpassed my expectations.

The film was thoroughly enjoyable and humorous from start to finish.

There were many moments where the characters in the film would constantly break the fourth wall for comedic effect. Though this may seem like it would cause the film to drag the overall flow of the plot, it had an opposite effect and always got a laugh out of me.

On top of that, what I admired the most out of this film is it never took itself too seriously. The film, of course, had a dramatic arc filled with suspense and action. However, the film wasn’t afraid to throw in jokes, some of the jokes even poking at itself, to relieve tension and create a true comedic relief.

“The Lego Movie 2” is in no way a cinematic or animation masterpiece, but it is an unconventional family-friendly film. I say this with endearment, though.

The characters were thoroughly fleshed out, and it became evident that the writers of this film took time and effort to create well-rounded main, and secondary, characters.

There’s not much else about this film. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a clean, light-hearted film every now and then.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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