The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review
What’s It About?
The Duplo aliens, led by Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, threaten our Lego heroes under the guise of a wedding.
Who’s In It?
Chris Pratt (Parks & Rec, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol1-2, Jurassic World 1-2)
Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Modern Family, & Pitch Perfect 1-3)
Other notables include:
Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Uncle Drew, & more recently Night School)
Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, & The Lego Batman Movie)
Director: Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Trolls)
Following the huge smash that was The Lego Movie of 2014 was going to be nigh on impossible, but it would be fair to say that writers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord have given it a right good go. Despite passing on directing duties to Mike Mitchell, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is very much a continuation.
Duplo figures invaded the screen at the end of the original, courtesy of Finn’s sister Bianca, who is desperate to play with her brother and his toys. As a result, the hometown is now known as Apocalypseburg, and the characters, except Emmett, have toughened up after years of fighting these waves of Duplo warriors.
Until one day, the Queen of Duplo, the shape shifting Watevra Wa’Nab,i decides she wants to marry the most eligible batchelor – namely Batman. It is unclear, however, how this particular strategy is intended to destroy the Lego realm.
Despite the return of all the wonderful characters, and a new song in the form Catchy Song, it is the multiple reversions of Everything Is Awesome that stand out most. A weaker plot, some repetition and less originality ultimately render The Lego Movie: The Second Part a lesser beast than the original.
In A Nutshell:
A fun and enjoyable sequel, but everything is not quite as awesome as the original.
Funny and inventive
A weaker script to the original