Bringing you honest reviews of recent releases
Chris Pratt – Emmet Brickowski
Elizabeth Banks – Lucy / Wyldstyle
Will Arnett – Batman
Tiffany Haddish – Queen Watevra
Stephanie Beatriz – Sweet Mayhem / General Mayhem
Charlie Day – Benny
Alison Brie – Unikitty
Nick Offerman – MetalBeard
Maya Rudolph – Mom
I genuinely wouldn’t have been surprised to discover the barista at Starbucks spiked my ‘vente on Friday evening. I felt legless by the time I exited that cinema screen. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a cocktail of animated carnage from start to finish. Colours and characters flood the screen in some truly wacky scenarios, voiced by actors who are clearly good sports to be getting involved with a production like this. It’s barmy. And my top tip for potential viewers is:
make sure they are children.
If adults in the cinema were roaring with laughter at some of the action taking place between certain Lego people, children should be just as entertained. This is one of those movies that splits into two levels; childish entertainment and adult humour (amazingly there is a bit of humour adults can appreciate during this chapter). Lego enthusiasts will bloody love this movie as it wraps the viewer in blocky splendour; everything you ever knew about the legendary toy is incorporated into the plot which sees Emmet and his friends try and save Bricksburg from Lego Duplo enemies from outer space. Sound crazy? It is. But it still makes a hilarious watch, and is sure to satisfy the kids – as well as those adults who are high at time of watching. I mean let’s face it, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is enough effervescent animation to put the likes of Rick & Morty to shame, and I can’t imagine how recreational drug users feel in front of that.
The plot is just awful, but in a good way. How? Because you just do not need to absorb yourself in it. Duplo Lego things invade the Lego universe and Emmet, Lucy and Batman fly off to save it. That’s your lot. Literally just that. But the whole thing is so cute that the plot doesn’t really matter in the end. And like I said, adults will love this as much as youngsters.