“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”: Does it stack up?

Items handed during the Lego Movie premiere. Photo Credit: Eric Morales

“By Eric Morales ‘21

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” has unfailing humor, recognizable and outstanding animations, but fails to surpass its first movie in its own adventure.

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a sequel  to “The Lego Movie” and takes place five years after the first movie. Everything has not been so awesome for the people of the Lego world. As a matter of fact, everything has been okay for the people. In a new world of negativity, Emmet, played by Chris Pratt, seems to be the only positive Lego out there. Many of the Lego’s homes have been destroyed and invaded by the new threat: Lego DUPLO from outer space. It is up to Emmet, Lucy, played by Elizabeth Banks, Batman, played by Will Arnett, and the rest of their friends to save the Lego Universe.

The jokes that came from the first movie only expanded and added onto itself in its sequel. Emmet is quick to throw in a laugh for the audience, make a witty joke, and be the clumsy Lego that he is. The movie as a whole brings back the many things I enjoyed from the first movie: silly comments and Legos being Legos. The Lego movie definitely is comedic, and its humor sets it apart from others.

Audience members will quickly recognize The Lego Movie  animation and will be impressed by it again. Although the animation from this movie is similar to the first movie, “The Lego Batman Movie,” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” The Lego Movie 2 sets apart its own feel for the animation and relates it back to the original.

As great as this movie is, it cannot stack up against its original counterpart. The first Lego Movie had a more compelling story overall, which brought you to see this new likable character into something more; whereas in this movie, you see Emmet became much more than the start, and you get to see him in the next part of his story. The second movie expanded its continuity and relevance to the rest of the Lego Universe, but it simply cannot compare to the first.

  • Runtime: 1 hour and 47 minutes long
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2019
  • Rated: PG