“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” is a sequel that was not needed to continue the first movie’s storyline, but the idea was welcomed by fans of the first film. The first movie came out in 2014, and it was a great children’s movie, but the second film was not as good as the first. This film was directed by Mike Mitchell, and it stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett.
The first LEGO Movie followed a character named Emmet and his adventures as the Special. Emmet and his friends need to fight against President Business to stop him from permanently gluing down the entire city. This film picks up right where the first film left off and shows how his sister, Bianca has ruined Finn’s LEGO universe by playing with the LEGOs as well. Five years pass and Emmet’s (Pratt) world has become a desolate wasteland, and everything is no longer awesome. Everything takes a turn for the worse when General Sweet Mayhem, a soldier from the syster system, captures Lucy (Banks), Batman (Arnett), Unikitty (Alison Brie), MetalBeard (Nick Offerman) and Benny (Charlie Day) for a mysterious ceremony.
This film is crazy and full of energy with blasts of color at every turn, and there is never a dull moment. The movies seems like it was trying too hard to be funny at times, and the humor was all only on the surface and it did not have much depth to it. This film repeated the same humor in a few scenes like when the mom stepped on the LEGO block twice and it seemed like it only needed to happen once for it to be funny. This makes it a great movie for children, but not the same for the adults. There was a lot of singing, a lot more singing than in the first film, and it felt like the singing was meant to be a distraction from the lack of more plot. The singing was repetitive and drawn out and the point of the song could have been easily explained normally to save time.
Overall this film may not be the masterpiece that the first movie was, but the general message is meaningful, and it does have a few great parts throughout the film. This movie was clearly a children’s movie, and it did not provide a lot of mature humor, but it did have an important message to both adults and children: play nicely with your siblings, and be more willing to work together with others.