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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review

The main issue with this movie was the first one was so good, it was always going to be hard to top.

The Lego Movie 2 follows on from the story of the first Lego movie, however we have jumped five years into the future where the world has been taken over by a new entity, and the group from the original movie have to work together to either eradicate it or work with it.

I feel part of the issue with this film is you went into the first one blind, you didn’t really know what you were getting into, and the twist of that film came at such an end moment that it was really impactful and really added a whole new level to the film. However with this one, because you already knew the twist, you were just trying to outsmart it and work out what was happening.

I also feel with this film the foreshadowing and the subtle jokes weren’t very subtle. In the first film the story was already there with the Lego pieces and the twist just added that extra element to it, however this film felt like it relied on the twist element to really make the story work and so the story wasn’t as strong.

With the first film being about not glueing down your creativity and letting things be broken to become new things that was really interesting, and how Lego is for all ages was a part I really enjoyed. However in this film it felt much more for the kids, it was about children working together and being able to build a world together, and watching that as an adult didn’t draw me in as much as the first film because these are lessons that I already know and don’t need to learn.

In no way does that make this movie bad, it was very enjoyable and had lots of jokes, I really enjoyed the musical elements which I didn’t think I would and I really liked how it continues the story from the first. However for me I definitely feel that the first film was the superior of the two and while this film was still interesting it just didn’t have the same punch that the first one did and it’s such a shame to say.

In regards to re-watching this film I would happily rewatch the first film over and over because it really touched my heart in a way that I did not expect it to and completely blew my expectations out of the water. However with this film I feel I would watch it again if I was watching it with someone else but to rewatch it alone it’s not something that I can envision in my brain unless I need a pick me up from a bad day. It’s a great film, it’s really enjoyable, but it’s definitely marketed more towards children and I don’t think it held the same level as the first one did unfortunately for me.

What do you think of the Lego Movie 2: The Second Part?

Until next time.

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