Hello again, blog lovers! It’s a movie review this week! Now, I know what you’re thinking- “Skyler, there is no way that this movie can be any good.” Logically thinking, there is no way that this movie is good on paper. It’s about LEGO bricks, which means that there is no built-in plot. Half of the characters on this poster have no business being together- A horse queen, a construction worker, Batman, and a cat/unicorn? Worst of all, it’s a SEQUEL. How could it have possibly been good enough the first time to make another one? Readers, I’m going to be perfectly honest with you- I LOVED IT.
For those of you unfamiliar with the first movie, Emmett (construction worker) and Lucy (girl with the cool hair) work together to save their LEGO world. Emmett has been told he is The Special, meaning that he can make things from LEGOs without any instructions, which, for those of you who have played with LEGOs, is extremely difficult. However, he rallies his troops, and we discover that everyone is a Special in their own unique way and has the ability to make whatever they want using their imaginations.
This time around, the Sistar System has taken over their world, leaving it a desolate wasteland, and Lucy is kidnapped and taken to the land of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (get it?) who can shape-shift. She requests that the two realms join forces and create peace, but Lucy is suspicious. Emmett must rescue her and discover the queen’s true intentions.
The animation in these movies is truly astounding. I remember going to see the first one and being amazed by what the animators could do and also the humor that can be expressed through LEGO creations. The humor in these movies alone is enough to go see it. Granted, my sense of humor is very goofy, but I laughed my way through it. There was also quite a bit more music in this one than the first movie, whose most famous song was, of course, Everything is Awesome.
And now, for the great reveal of the big LEGO Movie 2 song…people, it’s literally called The Catchy Song. But do not be fooled by the simple name. This song is an amazing pop tune that both kids and adults will love. Be warned…this song’s gonna get stuck inside your head.
Finally, this movie actually has some sweet moments as well. It talks about sibling relationships, growing up, and how sometimes compromising can create a whole new, awesome world.
Between you, me, and the ghostlight, this movie made me want to go out and buy whatever the cool new LEGO set is. This movie made me feel like a kid again, and I hope it does the same for you. Until next time, blog lovers!