The Lego Movie 2: Review

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The Lego Movie 2: Review

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The first official Lego movie was launched in 2014 on February 7th. Its plot included the following:

Emmet, an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special — an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant’s plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly — and hilariously — unprepared for such a task, but he’ll give it his all nonetheless.

This movie was very well received because it introduced a new kind of universe to movies. Many kids each day spend hours playing with their Lego sets their parents bought for them. Something this movie includes though, is the idea that adults play with Lego sets too. In the movie, the evil tyrant is represented as the father who wont let his son play with his huge city of Legos he spends many hours on building. The father scolds his son for even going downstairs where he could potentially harm his city. This movie carries the moral that love for ones kids are way more important than hoarding away with addictive habits.

Today we have now a sequel to The Lego Movie titled The Lego Movie 2. Super creative right? It was released 5 years to the exact date(taking into consideration leap year) on February 8th, 2019. It is still only available in theaters and carries on the story of the crazy cliffhanger the first one left off  that Duplos Legos have come to destroy everyone. The plot includes the following:

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

Many have said that this movie was not as great as its amazing predecessor but still a great movie. The humor and creativity is said to overwhelm the poorly executed plot giving it an 85% on the Rotten Tomato meter and an audience score of 80%. Which makes sense because the intended audience of this movie was children and they can not make official reviews for this percentage. Their parents can only vouch for them and, showing by the results of the audience score, they probably enjoyed the movie as well.

In this film we have returning director, Mike Mitchell along with voice actor, Chris Pratt, voicing two major characters: the first one is obviously the famous awesome character, Emmet Brickowski, and the second being Rex Dangervest a self declared galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer. He is said to be the bitter version of Emmet and the true antagonist for the movie. His many adventures with the gang lead them to travelling to different galaxies to stop Bianca and her army of Duplos.

Reviews for this movie have only ever been viewed as positive so far. These movie are fun and very family oriented so everyone can go and watch it for a great movie. It is highly recommended but the first movie is required because otherwise the second will not make much sense. The Lego Movie 2 recieves a thumbs up from this review.

Sources:

Google Review gives a great explanation to the plot of both movies. They are pasted above.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_lego_movie_2_the_second_part

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