The Lego Movie 2- The Good and Bad

The Lego Movie 2- The Good and Bad

T.J. Hummel, Staff Writer

The citizens of Bricksburg are facing a new threat, and this time it’s the LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space come and wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to far away, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part hit theaters just recently, only being out for 2 weeks. Director Mike Mitchell had a $99 million dollar budget on the film, and it made $52.5 million dollars, which is over half of the money they had to produce the film. Fans of all ages loved the first film, which was an absolute hit. The film made $469.1 million dollars, which was one of the highest amounts made by any movie in February 2014.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all-new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to far away, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Fans of all ages, myself included, really anticipated the release of this film. It has been 4 years since the first one came out. We, the fans, wanted this movie to be even better than the first one. In all honesty, it didn’t quite make it there. While there were new songs, such as “Catchy Song” that you won’t get out of your head, the film lacked a climax. The events after the climax, however, saved the rest of the film. The second half was filled with a culmination of plot twists and character development.

This movie, however, takes some context from the first film. I don’t recommend this film to anyone who hasn’t seen the first one. The characters have a backstory throughout the first film that is needed to be known before you watch the sequel. In my opinion, the first film will forever be better than the sequel. The first film had really catchy songs, beautiful character development, and plot twists that continued all throughout the film. I definitely recommend watching both of these films but, watch the first one first so you can truly enjoy the new sequel.