Hi! As you might have picked up on: I am a Lego fanatic. I waited to post until today because… we finally went to watch The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part!!! AH! I am really in love with this movie.
First, before I had watched this movie I watched quite a few reviews. A lot of the reviewers stated that while enjoying this one, they liked the first movie better and thought the ending was a bit confusing. I can not concur. I liked this movie more, and I completely understood the ending. Huh. Poor Lego Movie 2 didn’t do as expected for the first weekend at the box office. I do not get it. I loved it so much, I was grinning for almost the entire movie. I was worried about it also because it was from the director of Trolls (Mike Mitchell), and I REALLY disliked that movie.
I NEVER WANT TO SEE TROLLS AGAIN. EVER. I cannot believe it is from the director of Trolls. I guess I’ll just applaud him for the drastic improvement. 🙂
Shoutout to my good blogger friend KATIE, for assuring me of this movie being awesome (Pun intended)!
I suppose all of the reviewers I watched were adult males so they might have resonated with the message of the first movie better including the father-son message, while this one has a very sweet sibling message. My dad actually still has not seen this movie yet, and I’m torn on which he would like better. My Mom preferred this one though.
The cast was phenomenal. I definitely enjoyed Queen Watevera Wanabi (Tiffany Haddish) more than I thought I would. Emmet (Chris Pratt) was SO darling. Elizabeth Banks as Lucy was hilarious again, and I really liked the dynamic between her and Emmet. I also really enjoyed Rex Dangervest (also Chris Pratt) whos name suspiciously reminds me of Ninjago Cole’s go-to disguise name: Rocky Danger-buff. Of course, my all-time favorite, Batman (Will Arnett), was outstanding, and there was a good amount of attention on him. Benny (Charlie Day) was absolutely an attention grabber (in a good way). I did not have as much fun with Unikitty (Alison Brie) as in the first one, but she did have a couple memorable moments. Metal Beard (Nick Offerman) seemed a little under-used, but he was never a favorite character for me anyway.
I should talk about negatives, I suppose. The Hindu greeting “Namaste” was used for laughs, as well as Rex stating he had been meditating a lot, and use of the word “butt” one time that I could count… but that is the most of it and those things are not dwelt on.
The message of the movie was a really good one. Finn is back, now with his sister, and their dynamic really ends well. There were some parts that might make you cry. I laughed out loud in the movie, and so did the rest of the audience. The songs were catchy, fun, hilarious, and not too over-done (I’m not a huge musical person, but I actually have been listening to the soundtrack this past week. Hehe.). There is a really great twist at the end of the movie too. >:) The animation is fantastic as ever.
Have you seen The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part?! Who were your favorite characters? Did you like it as much as I did? Tell me in the comments! If you enjoyed the review, I’d appreciate you liking this post! Bye, for now, everyone!