The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Starring Vocal Talents of:
Chris Pratt: Emmitt/Rex Dangervest
Elizabeth Banks: Wyldstyle/Lucy
Will Arnett: Batman
EVERYTHING IS “NOT SO” AWESOME IN THE SECOND PART OF THE LEGO MOVIE!
Finn (Jadon Sand) was invited downstairs by his Dad (Will Ferrell) to play with his giant Lego city. This new permission comes with a catch, his sister Bianca (Brooklyn Prince) can play down there as well. They also must play together and not fight.
In the kid’s imaginary world of LEGO, the city was invaded by monsters from the planet Duplo and the Justice League, Batman, Wyldstyle and Emmitt decide to take on the monsters. The world becomes a “Mad Max” style wasteland and the residents now hiding from the Duplo monsters. Emmitt surprises Lucy with a new house only to have her warn him about the invaders finding it. Instantly a spaceship appears and chases everyone back to the Batcave where Batman sends lasers to take down the ship.
This ship is not from Duplo, but the Sister system of planets. General Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) was sent by the Queen Watevra Wa’ Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) to find a worthy mate for her. Batman was that mate and was brought back with Wyldstyle, Metalbeard (Nick Offerman), Unikitty (Allison Brie) and Benny (Charlie Day). Emmitt was left alone to build a spaceship out of the house he made for He and Lucy and make his way to the Sister system and rescue his friends.
Everyone is treated to spa and massage treatments by the Queen and she wins them all over except Wyldstyle who escapes the castle and prepares a plan to get everyone home. Emmitt runs into an ally in space, Rex Dangervest, who agrees to help Emmitt rescue his friends.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be loved by kids but adults that enjoyed the first film will notice a distinct lack of humor in this sequel. Following the first film, the imagination veil has fallen so know everyone is able to read into the real-life things happening and being told through the LEGO characters. So, when the characters fear them being dropped into a black hole during Momegeddon, knowing it was their Mom putting the toys in a bin to punish Fin and Bianca for fighting over them.
This “second Part” is too long, falls flat on the humor and does every film have to have Tiffany Haddish in it? The funniest part of the film is the end when you hear Will Ferrell ask his wife (Maya Rudolph) “Honey, where are my pants?” bringing us back to the original film.
I am Karl, the Flick Fanatic letting you know the Lego Movie 2 is far from Awesome and closer to Average!
Flickanalysis: 2/5 stars