The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
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Lego isn’t just for kids and the Lego Movie 2 certainly isn’t either.
Don’t get me wrong, the bright colours and cheery pop music will no doubt keep kids engaged and there are plenty of laughs for the little ones; the kids in my screening certainly loved it if the giggling was anything to go by.
It was when the kids weren’t laughing that was the funniest though. When they were confused as to why dad thought that joke was hilarious.
And dad was probably laughing for the same reasons I was. Throughout the entire film there are veiled jokes aimed at the adult audience and pop culture references from the dawn of Lego to now.
Much like the first film, Lego Movie 2 is silly and fantastical in all the right ways. With the same high-quality voice actors, enthralling script and catchy music it is something fun to watch.
Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks return to the Lego personas of Emmet Brickowski and Wyldstyle alongside the rest of their ragtag group of brick heroes; MetalBeard (Nick Offerman), Batman (Will Arnett), Unikitty (Alison Brie) and Benny (Charlie Day).
The plotline may be a little on the basic side but we need to remember that the aim of the film is to unite as large an audience as possible and that includes the younger fans. Hence the simpler plot to help keep those kids engaged.
Don’t go into this movie expecting the next cinematic masterpiece. Just take your seats, relax and be ready for a good laugh.