‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ review

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part continues the disastrous story of The Lego Movie and takes it to new and great locations. Unlike its predecessor, The Second Part goes galactic and gets confusing because space stuff is always confusing. It also goes pretty generic as it has lots of scenes in the actual home where the legos are being played with. This movie is just as weird as the first, but it felt like a different kind of weird… a sad weird. Maybe that’s because this movie is a little sad, or maybe because it’s set in the apocalypse and the Justice League are in hell. Or maybe because it wasn’t as good as the first one and I hoped it would be better? Probably.

The plot revolves around an end-of-the-world dream the main character, Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), has which he thinks is coming true. It involves a shapeshifting Queen named Watevra Wa’Nabi (voiced by Tiffany Haddish) wanting to marry Batman (voiced by Will Arnett). This marriage will of course, cause the end of the world because Batman isn’t allowed to fall in love, be happy, and still be Batman. But not really though, I lied. There are very different, much bigger, (but still very personal) things going down that still involve the Queen and Batman getting married, but also very different world-ending reasons. There is a huge secret below the surface of this plot, and I’m not going to say anything, but the movie is worth a watch simply because of that secret. It’s emotional.

The voice actors are incredible. Jason Momoa voices his reimagined version of Aquaman (in lego form, of course) and there’s many jokes about the original, left behind Lego Aquaman, who also appears in the movie. Some of my favorite actors like Jonah Hill, Maya Rudolph, and even Bruce Willis (as Lego Die-Hard Bruce Willis) make cameos in this movie. They’re hilarious, but all very odd… in a good way. Director Mike Mitchell kept the same look that Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had for the first movie, which sometimes felt a little weird with the movie’s apocalyptic setting, but worked out most of the time.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’s advertising seems a little misleading for what the movie is, but the movie itself is something really special. It furthers the plot’s set up at the end of the first movie, but goes in super weird directions that the trailers don’t show at all. It has the whole gang from the first movie, but separates them and sends Emmet on a pretty wild and emotional adventure that gets him involved in some trippy things. It’s an adventure for the audience too, definitely one worth going on. I recommend it, with ⅘ stars.