- Chris PrattElizabeth Banks...
- Action & AdventureAnimation...
- Mike Mitchell
- In 1 Cinema
There is a whole new genre of animation films that has been coming into play over the past few years; these films aim to cater to adult audiences. So, to all you adults with an inner child, rejoice!
The Lego Movie 2 picks up with evil Duplo aliens threatening the residents of Bricksburg, destroying anything the residents build. The residents “grew up” with only one aim in mind: survival. All the residents that this except for Emmet (Chris Pratt). Indeed, Emmet managed to remain his very optimistic self. But, when aliens kidnap Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett), and other Bricksburg citizens, Emmet realises that he just might need to change who he is in order to save them.
The movie is very funny, with several hilarious jokes, ridiculous characters, and a catchy song. The film’s comic aspect is absolutely ridiculous with joke after joke, so there is a great chance that you will be smiling throughout the film’s entirety. The cameos and side characters are also quite ridiculous with many special appearances, from Bruce Willis; what seems to be Edward from Twilight; and several tech savvy T-rexes. The graphics are quite impressive, and are much more creative than those of the first film.
All this, however, does not compensate for the fact that the film’s plot is very confusing. The film has too many twists and turns, giving off the impression that the film itself is confused about its own flow and focus. Moreover, the film’s major twist comes much later than it is supposed to; accordingly, the twist’s repercussions seem rushed, even though they contain what is supposedly the film’s moral essence. Whether it is “don’t change who you are,” “play nice with your siblings,” “people are not as they seem,” or a combination of all three, the film’s moral output is distorted and unclear, making it seem very forced on to the film.
As for the voice acting, Chris Pratt was able to maintain an enthusiastic, yet naive, voice; this was a major defining trait for his character, even if this made his character less relatable than most. Elizabeth Banks’ performance as Lucy was much more realistic and relatable, not only due to the nature of her character, but also due to the reactions in her voice. Will Arnett was absolutely, and absurdly, awesome; he took Batman to a truly hilarious extreme.
If you were a fan of the first Lego Movie film, then there is a good chance you will also like this one.