By Oscar Wolfe
If you liked the first Lego Movie, I’m almost positive you’ll like the second one, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. It’s an interplanetary, action-packed, hilarious sequel.
One thing I want to highlight is the song in the movie by Jon Lajoie, a Canadian comedian. If you look up his YouTube channel, you’ll find numerous satirical (and extremely inappropriate) songs and comedy sketches. So, pay close attention to the music as you watch the movie.
The Lego Movie 2 effectively makes jokes clearly directed at adults and older kids/teens while still being totally entertaining and engaging for younger kids. My mom, my little brother, and I all thoroughly enjoyed it.
One thing that disappointed me, although I knew that it would happen, was that it really was just an advertisement. The plot itself was pretty good. But I felt like they worked really hard to bring it back to how great Legos are. It made the ending pretty predictable—Legos solve everything. I just wish it wasn’t quite so obvious that it was an ad. My mom, however, definitely fell for it. The second we left the theater, she told my brother and me that we should play with our Legos when we got home. It didn’t have the same effect on me. I would have liked to just appreciate the movie without having to consciously think about the advertising within it. It took away from the experience a bit, but it was still really enjoyable.
I know that this wasn’t too long but I really don’t want to spoil anything. Just look out for the things I said above. Even though it has its flaws, I would still suggest this movie to people of pretty much any age.