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The LEGO Movie 2

Published June 8, 2019

The LEGO Movie 2

Film info

  • Title The LEGO Movie 2
  • Director Mike Mitchell
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 47m
  • Genres Action, Fantasy, Family, Science Fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
  • Tagline They come in pieces

The heroes of Bricksburg are back in an epic action-packed adventure to save their beloved city! It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their new friends to faraway, unexpected worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and may just reveal how special they really are.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:38“I eat lasers.”
4:00Now I might actually be interested in a LEGO Justice League.
5:52REMIX.
6:27Batman genuinely is the best thing in these movies.
12:21Ooh, I did used to love the LEGO windows.
14:13“It was perfectly fine without raisins.” Raisin rage.
16:42Even when you know what’s going to happen, they still manage to make it surprising.
20:56The sister system.
23:14“Do not give her the satisfaction of woah-ing this.”
32:03Raptor trainer.
34:16LEGO snooker is epic.
37:52“Isn’t that beautiful? I’ll answer that. It’s very beautiful.”
41:24I want an unusual activity tracker.
44:31Many Wonder Womens.
46:55Batman flossing.
50:51“The student has become… the teaching assistant.”
54:52Richard Ayoade as an ice cream is boggling my mind a bit.
56:01If this is what Batman versus Superman is like, I’m watching it next.
1:09:53“I can do this. I can do this. I can’t not do this.”
1:16:36“Sorry Doc, I need your DeLorean. And Bill, Ted, your phone booth. Doctor Who’s TARDIS, HG Wells’ bicycle thing, whatever Skynet’s been using, and this Hot Tub.”
1:27:57She’s crazy smart.
1:34:37They are SO right about the credits!

Thoughts

I was nervous about watching this film because I vividly remember the first one being overwhelming and exhausting. It’s the bright colours teamed with the volume of references (both audio and visual). This film carries on in much the same vain and was equally exhausting.

It’s good, though, don’t get me wrong. The voice acting is fabulous, the meta references are wonderful and there is underneath it all a really good and sort of heartwarming story about family.

The only real problem this film has is that the standalone Batman was much better, and Batman was the best thing in this, so really you just end up wanting more of him. Kind of like the Minions in that other animation extravaganza. I get why they have their own spin-offs.

Still, a lot of fun to watch, even if I need a holiday now to get over it.

Rating: 4 / 5

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