Reviews: The Lego Movie: The Second Part (2019)

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  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: A few good ideas, but an overall underwhelming success compared to the first one.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: fails to astound as much as the original with its LEGO brick ocean waves and rapid-fire funny, but its real world parallels pay off splendidly.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: While it lacks the surprise of the first, it still manages to be a thoughtful, funny, and inventive follow up.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The narrative is a clever allegory for sibling rivalry. The obligatory moral, which is so often awkwardly inserted in these kid flicks, feel refreshingly sincere.
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: Everything clicks in this well-constructed, snappy sequel.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Our expectations are a lot higher now after the unexpectedly wildly inventive first movie… and this sequel delivers, digging with witty subversion into Hollywood’s glorification of its male heroes.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Where The LEGO Movie presented a true adventure tale with more than a spice of existentialism, the sequel trades it in for kitsch and a lower common denominator. *Checks director’s resume – Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Shrek Forever After. Oh, I see.
  • [New] | Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Everything is (almost but not quite) as awesome as it was the first time around.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: It’s childhood versus adolescence and the chasm created despite having just a couple years of separation colored by the addition of a conditioned gender divide between them.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Much like the first film, which surprised me with its smart level of thematic depths, The Lego Movie 2 exists to do more than provide as many jokes as it can, based around the number of toys it was able to pile together for the sake of seeing franchises interact. The original film was able to work as a critique against conformity (creating a satirical Oscar-nominated song in the process). This sequel is tackling what it means to have toys specifically being tailored to gendered
  • frank ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: The latest installment may be starting to show some wear and tear in its kooky conception. Thankfully, there is still some off-kilter playfulness and irreverence left over to convey the nutty-minded relevance of the Lego landscape.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Projecting that life’s simplicity through its dazzling style of presentation, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is another sparkling escapade of accepting and approachable entertainment.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller provide a bolder, riskier story expansion for ‘The LEGO Movie’ universe that, fortunately, able to get executed nicely by Mike Mitchell to make this sequel often more awesome than its predecessor.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens