Intelligent writing! Not so much on the execution front and not as much fun as the first one of course, but The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part has been woven pretty intelligently. You can easily tell it has undergone some serious and careful contemplation before being pressed out on paper. Writers of the movie Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Matthew Fogel have all done a fabulous job. They have churned out a serious time travel story layering it up with plenty of twists that you don’t see anything coming. Not only that, but they make the blend with the real world this time extremely thoughtful. In a way, even its external story is like a dramatic tale per se.
The Theme of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Walks in a sequel to the first one, from Lego’s very own universe where movies like The Lego Batman movie and The Lego Ninjago movie were already perched upon a high and comfortable seat made of moolah, comes yet another entertaining venture that’s equally exciting as were all the movies from the Lego universe. It is just as fun with Batman once again posing as a solid supporting actor giving the story a direction.
How many movies are made about you? None. I have nine movies, and three more currently in development.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part reprises all the old elements that we saw in the first one in a much darker tale this time. Why dark, you ask? Because the protagonist has grown up a little bit and so has his stories. The director Mike Mitchell does a fair job with the flick. However, too many twists leave you with a weird taste in the end since you are rooting for one singular storyline but it keeps getting affected by the reality outside. It begins to mess with the story making it difficult for you to concentrate.
However, what serves as a great relish, in the tale is the inclusion of the perspective of a little girl which occasionally keeps messing with the original story. While it could be sullying the storytelling a lot, but it helps in reshaping it as well, you know, giving the story a fresher perspective, something we don’t generally see happening in movies nowadays. It basically defies norms and that’s the primal strength of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
Things to Cherish (Spoilers)
There are so many things that happen around here, but something unique that leaves a lasting impression in your minds is the adorable voice of the self-exploding suicidal stars. When they go:
It is so winning that it melts you. The very concept of something so destructive hiding behind a sentient existence in a cutesy form, now that’s something that you aren’t prepared for. There’s a point where a star even compliments Batman.
Star: You are so handsome.
Batman: And you are so perceptive.
There is a concept of time-machine ingrained, a card that is beautifully played in the movie, in the form of Emmet’s alter-ego Rex Dangervest. The twist toward the end feels like a relief even though the movie saunters into other dark areas.
The way different rooms in a house serve as space portals remind you of your very own childhood, of how you used to get along with impossible stories that you would concoct with playthings in your hands. The very existence of parallel stories that try to work hand in hand with each other, is something that has been used profusely in this flick.
That Musical Touch
In a race of musicals, why would a Lego movie stay behind? The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part doesn’t hold back itself from producing amazing songs. It even gives a crazy touch to the “Everything is Awesome” song hereby coming up with a much darker version called “Everything’s Not Awesome” to contrast the insane positivity that Emmet carried all along. You know because sometimes things don’t go as planned, and it’s the ups and downs that constitute life. Things cannot always be awesome for you. It is almost as if the sequel learned a big deal about life and decided to cut down on that toxic positivity.
You can listen to the Everything’s Not Awesome song here:
Then there are other songs as well which were equally great too. They are:
- Welcome to the Systar System
- Not Evil
- Catchy Song
- Gotham City Guys
- Super Cool
- Come Together Now
- Hello Me & You
They are well written and executed. Plenty of comic elements to the lyrics punched
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The Final Verdict
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a delightful hoot that tries to get really serious with its compelling storyline. But it is not at the cost of its delectable
The best thing, however, remains how the Lego Universe still exists in our very own universe, that our choices in life tend to make things causal further helping in dictating the Lego stories. You know, kind of like Toy Story but funny all along.
Fan or not, the movie packs in plenty of jests blending in modish culture, (you will get all the references if you have been keeping yourself up to date with all the contemporary stuff) as and when it finds it necessary. You can go for the movie even if you are not a Lego fan for its timeline
Check out the trailer of The Lego Movie 2: