Genre: Fantasy, Science-Fiction
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Alison Bre, and Tiffany Haddish.
Directed By Mike Mitchell
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Ever since I was a little kid I have always had a love affair with Legos. I had a huge blue box that held a bunch of lego that my dog would always want to chew on and my mom would constantly step on.
With that in mind, in 2014 I went into the first film pretty excited. Once I got out of the theater, I realized that this was going to be one of my favorite films of all time. Five years later and I’m happy to say that this sequel has just as much magic as the first.
I absolutely adored this film. I had a huge smile on my face as I sat in the theater. The colors were very eye-catching as you saw shades of practically every color, rosy pinks to deep sea blues. This movie will surely keep not only children interested but adults as well. The ”play sets” that were displayed in the movie are just as much of a character as the lego figures who waddles and clasp their hands together. I love how much detail is put into this movie, you can truly sense the passion put into the set designs. The little things like a sign on a billboard or the tongue in cheek reference to pop culture can get a huge laugh out of your audience.
In regards to pop culture, this movie has a huge presence, the jokes are lightning quick making you have to really pay attention to the dialogue. From DC Comics to Mad Max, the movie makes fun of the animated cliches of a “potential bad guy” being good and the teeny bop songs. Personally, I was fine with this because I’m very in touch with pop culture. Unfortunately, some audiences might feel like the movie’s references go right over their head. I feel that this could certainly be a disadvantage that this movie may face.
I was also impressed with the voice actors in this movie. The voice actors and actresses conveyed raw emotion in these character’s voices, immediately telling the audience that it was time to get serious. It makes you feel a sense of urgency and anticipation of what was going to happen next.
It amazed me how much mature subject matter was sprinkled into this movie. I won’t go into details but it shares a huge chunk of the plot and the overall theme of the movie. Even though many children won’t grasp the ideas now, their parents certainly will. Instead of parents considering this movie a bunch mindless things just thrown at the screen, they’ll leave the theater respecting the movie for actually taking the time to appeal to both audiences, young and old.
Overall, if you love a movie that is heartwarming and gets you back into the mindset of a kid using their imagination, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is definitely a treat for you and your family.