I’ll admit that I loved The Lego Movie when it connected all the right pieces back in 2014, as it turned out to be a very awesome labor of love to the magic building block toys most of us have grown up with. With it being such as smash hit, it was only a matter of time before The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part came along. While it feels like it’s missing a few pieces at times, it’s still a fun film with plenty of catchy songs and zany humor that builds into something special.
Picking up exactly where the first film left off, Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and the gang are invaded by Lego DUPLO aliens which have overrun their land, leaving them to seek shelter in a dusky, desert like place where they fight off these aliens. Things get turned around when Lucy is kidnapped by one of the aliens named General Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) which prompts Emmert and his friends to go rescue her. They soon find out that the alien leader, Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) is looking for someone to marry, and that someone is Batman.
While they try to make sense of this, Emmet comes across the macho hero, Rex Dangervest (also voiced by Chris Pratt who combines some of his biggest roles together), who believes the queen is evil and must be destroyed before all is doomed. It’s going take everything Emmet and his friends have in order to bring peace to all, but not without having some wacky misadventures and catchy songs thrown in the mix.
It didn’t feel as fresh or as exciting as the first film, but I still had a blast with Emmet and the gang here. It was fun seeing the cast back together with some new characters keeping things interesting and most importantly, funny. There’s also some tender moments spliced into the film that tries to recapture the feels from the previous movie that are sure to tug on the heartstrings for a nice change of pace.
Given this is a 4K release, everything looks and sounds awesome (pun intended of course) thanks to the crystal clarity of the UHD visuals with HDR color, and the Dolby Atmos audio that ensures every funny line and brick snap is heard perfectly. Then we have a ton of special features that keeps the brick building fun going long after the credits roll. With all of the songs featured in the film, it was a given to include “Everything is Awesome Sing-along” which contains sing-along versions of the songs, trivia, games and more.
“They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2” is a nice featurette where Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish go behind the scenes of their characters and their takes on working on the film, “Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short” is a cool and sweet holiday treat for all, there’s also TV spots, a music video for the end song to the film, more behind the scenes extras and others to keep viewers busy.
If you’re looking for an awesome time with the family, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part should fit the mold nicely. It’s not quite as amazing as the first film, but it’s a worthy follow-up fills with laughs, music, and heart. Toss in beautiful 4K visuals and Dolby audio, along with loads of special features, and you’ll see the pieces come together to form a fun time.