Kid’s take on movies: ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’
The LEGO Movie: The Second Part is fascinating, and I loved that everything is still awesome. It’s dynamic, colorful and funny. While watching this film, I saw how cool all the little LEGO figures look, because the animation is so well done that they look like they’re really moving, and the amount of detail this film is incredible.
This movie picks up where the first LEGO Movie ends and adds new exciting scenes. This film is about our hero Emmet (Chris Pratt) and his friend Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) battling in outer space. The Duplox LEGO blocks attack the regular LEGO world, specifically the citizens of Bricksburgh.
Everyone tells Emmet he should grow up, because he thinks everything is always awesome, and LEGOS are facing a terrible menace.
We meet a new character named General Mayhem (Stephany Beatriz) whose identity is unknown and whose voice is very intriguing. She takes all of Emmet’s friends, including superhero Batman (Will Arnett) far away for a strange ceremony. In this journey, they travel into galaxies and planets, and they are part of several music episodes.
While Emmet is sometimes insecure and Lucy is battle ready, they are forced into parallel adventures that lead them into a rediscovery of empathy and friendship.
There are many twists and lots of new, fun characters; the jokes appeal to both kids and grown-ups. The work of the voice actors is fantastic, as in the first film, and there are a lot of references to classic films.
In this film, human participation seems even bigger than in the first one. The rhythm is great, and it is funny and touching at the same time. It’s awesome how the producers have created a world made of little — and not so little — bricks that is so engaging for all audiences.
Another thing I love about this film is how they took songs from the original movie and made them completely different. And you don’t need to see the first movie to understand this one. This film proves that sequels can be awesome.
The message of this film is that we don’t always need to grow up. Being mature does not mean that we lose our kindness, sweetness or imagination. I give this film 5 of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12 and adults as well.