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|Original title:||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part|
|Genre:||Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Children's Movie|
|Production country:||USA 2019|
|Running time:||Ca. 106 min.|
|Rated:||From 6 years|
It's been five years since it was great in the world of Emmet and Lucy. But then the LEGO DUPLO invaders came from a strange world and destroyed the LEGO world. Each reconstruction was followed by the next destruction, until the once colourful stone town was transformed into a post-apocalyptic no man's land. The only one who still believes in the good here is Emmet. But when Lucy, Batman and others of his friends are kidnapped, even the bona fide Emmet has to realize that it's time to come to terms with the past and fight for a new future. And so he sets off into a strange galaxy to save his friends - a new world in which all kinds of strange characters, merciless earwigs and lots of glitter await him…
"The Lego Movie 2" takes on a heavy legacy. After it was revealed at the end of part 1 that the whole world was created by a boy in his cellar, a way had to be found to continue this story anyway. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were only involved in the film as authors and producers this time, have managed to do that. Nevertheless, this really original spark of the first part is no longer present in the sequel. This may also be due to the fact that the style, which was surprising at the time, has now been somewhat worn out by two more LEGO movies.
Sure, there are also some really good jokes, wonderful guest appearances and successful plot applications in the second part. But the class of the predecessor is never reached - even if some scenes are very close. In some aspects of the story, the makers around director Mike Mitchell were obviously aware that the viewers would find out about them very quickly. This particularly applies to the character of the intrepid fighter Rex Dangervest, who joins forces with Emmet to save his friends. Since it was clear that no real surprise could be offered here, they simply flirt a little with it. Thus, Rex, who is spoken by Chris Pratt in the original as well as Emmet, is allowed to deliver a best of the actor's cinema career so far, which makes for some really amusing jokes.
When using self-irony, subversive humor and wonderfully weird allusions to other movies, "The Lego Movie 2" is almost as much fun as the first part. If the whole thing concentrates on the story, then the weaknesses of this sequel become much clearer. In the end you leave the cinema well entertained. However, the great enthusiasm does not want to come. So to reduce expectations a little, then a clear one applies: Worth seeing!
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