27 September 2023

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

Director: Mick Mitchell, Roadshow Entertainment.

Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie,
Jadon Sand.

The heroes of Bricksburg are back in an epic action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

It’s been five years since everything was splendid. The citizens are now facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

This new follow-on animated Lego movie is pretty much like the last one. It is a lot of fun, is hectic, boisterous, action sequence muddles, cute critters and life lessons. However, it lacks the ingenuity of its predecessor.

It’s great to ‘hear’ most of the energetic voice cast from first film has returned—led by Pratt, Banks, Arnett and Brie – alongside some refreshing new additions, particularly Haddish.

The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the Lego universe takes Emmet (Pratt), Lucy (Banks), Batman (Arnett) and their new friends to faraway, uncharted worlds, including an odd galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their bravery, ingenuity and master building skills. There’s also the chance of a revelation about how special they really are.

Mitchell (Shrek Ever After, Trolls) has taken over directing duties in this one, while the masterminds behind the original movie – Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – are back as screenwriters, this time.

There are more riotously entertaining and bizarre memorable songs, including the aptly titled Catchy Song.

The school holidays are the ideal time to watch this film on Blu-ray.

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