The first Lego Movie was one of the greatest things I’d ever seen. So unexpected and so funny, and just a perfect movie in many ways. The spinoffs have been diminishing returns, so I was psyched to return to the original formula. Except too much of an original formula isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Where we last left our plastic pals, there was a Duplo invasion. We pick up in the wasteland aftermath of that battle. All the inhabitants have invoked their inner Mad Max, except for Emmett of course, jolly as ever. Now a new threat has emerged and kidnapped a group of our friends, including Lucy. Emmett teams up with a mysteriously rugged fellow to bring them back.
This sequel had everything that I loved from the first one: the catchy music, the witty dialog, the fun cameos, the blurred realitys. But it didn’t have anything new. It was all the exact same. So I didn’t dislike anything I saw, but there wasn’t anything new and exciting. It was just very status quo. Granted, the Lego status quo is high, but I wanted to see this push some new boundaries. Instead, everything was medicore
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – \m/ \m/ \m/