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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Movie Review

Last night we went to see The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. We loved The LEGO Movie and LEGO Batman Movie and have been awaiting the sequel.

About The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Warner Brothers provided the following description:

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt.

The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.


Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, Charlie Day as Benny, Alison Brie as Unikitty, and Nick Offerman as Metal Beard. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone, and by Maya Rudolph.

“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” is directed by Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Ever After,” “Trolls,” “Sky High”). It is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, the team behind the LEGO film franchise since “The LEGO Movie” debuted in 2014, and by Jinko Gotoh. The screenplay is written by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

Serving as executive producers are Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Matthew Ashton, Chris McKay, Zareh Nalbandian, Ryan Halprin, Will Allegra, and Chris Leahy. Patrick Marc Hanenberger (“Rise of the Guardians”) is the production designer, and Claire Knight is the editor. The music is composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (“Thor: Ragnorak,” “The LEGO Movie”). Trisha Gum is the animation director.

The film opens nationwide in 2D and 3D on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group present, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Rideback/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

LEGO, DUPLO, the LEGO logo, the minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2018/2019 The LEGO Group. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

BATMAN is trademark of and © DC Comics.


The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Review

The LEGO Movie 2 initially picks up with the final scene of The LEGO Movie where the world has been invaded by visitors from Planet Duplo who wreak havoc. The action then jumps ahead 5 years to a rough, post-apocalyptic world. When we saw the movie, I was surprised by the 5 year time jump from the previous movie. I thought they exaggerated the time jump, but it has been 5 years since the last movie.

As with the first movie, there are appearances by a wide variety of LEGO minifigures – the Justice League, Abraham Lincoln, Gandalf, NBA & WNBA stars, and more. My favorite appearance was Bruce Willis in the air vent although my daughter didn’t understand the reference. I also laughed at the array of Wonder Woman – traditional Minifigure, the Superhero Girls minifigure (LEGO Friend style), and the DUPLO Minifigure.


Like the first movie, The Second Part has important messages to pass along. This time its message are about family, hope, and being yourself. Just like kragle from the first film, this film uses altered real life terms – the Systar System, Undar the Dryar, and Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer

Before heading to the movie, check out the trailer

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Of course LEGO has released a whole line of building toys for LEGO Movie 2.

You can also join in the fun with The LEGO Movie 2 Video Game. The LEGO video games are my daughter’s favorites. Unfortunately, we have older generation systems that the game is not available for.

Haven’t seen The LEGO Movie or The LEGO Batman Movie, find them online.

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