The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is the sequel to The Lego Movie. It came out on February 8th, 2019. It is the fourth film in The Lego Movie franchise, following the release of the first film's two spin-offs, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie (both 2017). Animation was provided by Animal Logic, who has provided the animation for all the films in the franchise, with Trisha Gum serving as animation director.
The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.
Why It Rocks
- It still retains the charm of its predecessor.
- The original cast reprises their roles and their voice acting is still great.
- The characters are still likable.
- The animation is still great.
- Plenty of good humor.
- It is still faithful to the Lego toys.
- Great soundtrack with new songs such as "Catchy Song" .
- The action scenes are still entertaining.
- The new characters, Rex Dangervest, General Mayhem, and Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi are very likable and entertaining characters.
- Puppy Corn from the 2018 Unikitty show makes a cameo in this movie.
- A great improvement since the Lego Ninjago Movie
- While a nice follow up its not as great as The Lego Batman Movie or the first one
- Maya Rudolph's character is quite annoying.
- Two plot holes; first, why did Rex Dangervest save Emmet from crashing into an asteroid if doing so would cause Rex to cease to exist (due to Rex being the futuristic counter-part of Emmet) and Emmet became Rex because of he crashed into the asteroid? Second, even though Rex disappeared because his timeline is gone because Emmet and Lucy got back together, his pet raptors are still there.
- A few attempts to be hip and cool with the kids, despite it's target audience seeming to be mature pre-teen kids.
- The songs are sometimes put in an awkward place and feels interrupting and out-of-place to the story.
- Finn was kind of unlikeable until the end.
- Half of the time, the script feels like a rehash of the first film.
- Rex Dangervest is a reference to Chris Pratt himself since he voiced a Lego construction worker as well as portraying a superhero who saves galaxies and a raptor trainer.
- The scene where Emmet and and Wyldstyle are being chased by General Mayhem and Wyldstyle questions why they aren't losing General Mayhem and suddenly realizes that the signal light for the vehicle were on is coincidentally similar to a deleted scene (at 3:17 in the video) from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.