The LEGO Movie 2: Movie Review

It's unbelievable to think that it has been half a decade since “The Lego Movie” came out and surprised the world on how awesome it turned out to be. The sequel, “The Lego Movie 2” is a mere shadow of its predecessor. But even with its shortcomings, it's actually still a great experience. Unfortunately, the bar has been set too high in the first place that it's almost impossible to match it what more exceed it.
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and things are not so awesome anymore. The citizens are now living in a dystopian reality due to invaders from outer space - wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet to the Custard universe to prevent the “Armamageddon”.

Let's get this out of the way. On its own, “The Lego Movie 2” is an awesome movie. It still has remarkable and lovable characters, the plot and screenplay are good, the comedy is effectively efficient, and even the songs are catchy and creative. In fact, if we are talking about it being a family film, it's an excellent one that younger audiences will certainly rave about. But for older audiences that remember the first film, this sequel is one step down. One of the biggest factors for the first film was the shocking revelation on who was doing the narrative. Obviously, the sequel has to work with the reality that this aspect has been revealed. They still did a good enough job but the relationship between brother and sister doesn't have the same emotional weight as finding out who Emmet and Lord Business represented. Overall, the sequel ain't as awesome as the first but it's still awesome in some aspects and ultimately, justifies its existence. Just don't expect as an adult to enjoy it as much as the kids.
Rating: 3 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
Features the same characters, comedy, and style that made the first film enjoyable

Why you shouldn't watch it:
Story and emotional weight is a step down from the first film

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