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Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

I was really disappointed watching the first act of the Lego Movie sequel. It suffered heavily from sequelitis and didn’t seem to have a whole lot going on. The visuals were still fun, the characters were still there, and yes there was some good humour. But everything was just passable.

I didn’t really expect something different. The Lego movie really took me by surprise in 2014 with the inventive the visual texture of the film, the freshness of the humour, and the surprising dedication to theme. I knew the sequel was just going to be a sequel, and it was.

But in the last act, it did manage to go somewhere similar but different than where we found ourselves with Lego 1. And while it didn’t have nearly the same impact, it was interesting enough to save this from being merely a bland redo of the first and gave it more depth.

Though I wasn’t a fan of Maya Rudolph trying to steal her scene with some stupid comment on stepping on Lego bricks. And why was Will Ferrell only lending his voice? That seemed… odd.

To sum it up, this is a typical sequel.  It doesn’t match the quality of the original, but when the original brings something new and surprising to the discussion, how can it really?  This one is certainly more for kids, which is great.  Its fine.


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