The LEGO Movie 2 stacks up as well as the first

February 19, 2019

 

Stepping on a LEGO brick is painful, but watching The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was joyful. 

 

In a film filled with laughs, Emmet and Lucy return along with superheroes and famous fictional characters from other classic films such as Batman, Superman, Gandolf, etc. as only a few of the numerous characters to save the LEGO world. 

 

Despite the humor, a major life experience that was touched base on a few times were life lessons.In children’s films, these can actually be a major impact on their lives if put into the right context.

 

 

I will explain more as the review continues.The casting (voice actors/actresses) in the film consist of some of the hottest and biggest names in Hollywood such as Chris Pratt (Emmet), Elizabeth Banks (Lucy), Wil Arnett (Batman), Channing Tatum (Superman), and other notable cast members. The budget for the film was a low, $99 million. 

 

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"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part", sequel to 2014's "The LEGO Movie", stars Chris Pratt as "Emmet Brickowski" and Elizabeth Banks as "Wyldestyle" among many other famous figures.

 

You would assume it would be much higher because of all of the animation, special effects, etc. but that’s a different story. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is 1 hour and 47 minutes, roughly two hours long just like any other movie in a theater (Avengers 4: Endgame is said to be 3 hours!). 

 

Going back to the life lessons I mentioned in the beginning paragraph of this review, they are mentioned a bit consistently. One of those life lessons is bullying. In this sense, it pertains to people telling you about people who are or are not your friends when it comes to protecting them. 

 

Do not let anybody tell you who are and who are not your friends because only you know that. That is also being taken advantage of. The life lesson here? Learn how to use your sense of judgment.

 

 Lastly, follow your heart because it leads you to the best things in life, as well as making the best decisions. As the saying goes, the heart wants what it wants. If you are planning to see this film, be prepared to laugh. 

 

A children’s film is not a children’s film without laughter but also a bit of a serious side too.My official rating for this film is a solid 4 out of 5 stars. The story flowed smoothly and the use of trickery about certain characters was executed perfectly. 

 

The reason I give it four stars is primarily because of the fact there are a few, small mistakes made, but not big enough to lower the rating. If you are a LEGO fan, this sequel will have you leaving the theater satisfied either way. 

 

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is in major theaters all around El Paso. 

Look for your nearest theater to find showtimes if you are planning to see the film. 

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