THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Review — Building on the First in Fun New Ways

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The Lego Movie 2 — The Second Part review — 10-year-old Winston says it’s “hilarious and super-meta.” 

Editor’s Note: for this The Lego Movie 2 — The Second Part review Winston is joined by his equally film savvy twin sister Betty

The Lego Movie 2 ReviewWinston: The sequel begins with the Lego city of “Bricksburg” getting invaded by monsters made of Duplo® (the little-kid version of Lego®).

Betty: Finn (Jadon Sand), the human kid in the first movie, has been told by his father (Will Ferrell) that his younger sister is coming down to play with him. So a war starts (“I got you!” “No you didn’t!”) and five years later, Bricksburg has become Apocalypseburg, a dystopian version of their former world.

Winston: Hero Emmett (Chris Pratt) from the first movie watches his friends including badass Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), awesome Unikitty/Ultrakatty (Alison Brie), and dark-and-brooding Batman (Will Arnett) get kidnapped to the “Systar” System. Emmett tracks them to the kingdom of maybe-benevolent, maybe-evil ruler Queen Watevera Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish).

Betty: He has to save his friends and prevent Ar-mom-ageddon.

Winston: It’s hilarious and super-meta. For instance, Harley Quinn (of Suicide Squad) calls something a “suicide mission.” They reference every actor to play Batman except Arnett. Some of the best characters turn out to be funny raptors trained by a character who is a mashup of famous Chris Pratt roles, played by Pratt doing an impression of Kurt Russell (who played his dad in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

Betty: We thought that Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who wrote and directed the first one, weren’t on the sequel, so that lowered the bar we set for it. But there was a lot of humor, like when Wyldstyle is trying to get Ultrakatty super mad, so says, “War, poverty, and they put raisins in stuff,” and it’s the last one that drives Ultrakatty crazy.

The Second Part also has some positive messages, like “Be nice to others,” and it’s sort of about growing up, a little like Toy Story 3. At the end of the movie, we found out Miller and Lord were on it after all (they wrote it), so that helped explain why we enjoyed the movie so much.

Winston: Stay through the song in the end credits because it’s creative and funny. This movie really doesn’t disappoint.

Rated PG

1 Hour 46 Minutes

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The Lego Movie 2 — The Second Part review — 10-year-old Winston says it’s “hilarious and super-meta.”

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Winston Ordoña

Winston Ordoña

Winston Ordoña is a fifth grader, Official LAPL Comic Book Expert, Level 40 Pokémon trainer, and dyed-in-the-wool cinephile. His favorite filmmakers include Alfred Hitchcock, James Mangold, and the Russo Brothers.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Luca Chavez on March 18, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Hey win it’s luca I’ve seen this review bye bye.

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