Screenplay By: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Story By: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Matthew Fogel
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie
I’m posting this quite a while after I’ve seen the movie so I might have missed some details, and I don’t even know if this will still be in the cinema by the time it’s published, but I saw it and I use this blog to talk about movies alongside books so…why not. I saw the first movie and loved it, so I had quite high expectations going into this one.
I have to say, it did not dissapoint (although being two adults in a cinema filled with children and their parents/guardians was a little uncomfortable, whoops). Unlike the first movie, everything is now Not Awesome. This film involves Lego sets and prebuilt models invading the town, so now anything awesome must be hidden or taken away to avoid the invasion.
It was very dystopian to begin with, which I’m not used to seeing in children’s movies, but of course it was done in the same humourous way that the other two Lego movies did. They get taken into a whole other universe, which is essentially the more modern Lego sets.
I wasn’t really fond that a black woman was made into the Bad Guy, as far as I’m aware she’s the only black woman in the whole movie. Also, a Hufflepuff joke was made towards Emmett (“you’re such a Hufflepuff”) and I’m mildly offended, but the whole movie is about how being a soft and emotional and sensitive person like Emmett is is good, actually, and that it’s harder to care then it is to be tough. I love this message, especially to male children who may otherwise grow up thinking that because they are male they can’t show emotions.
I honestly loved it. It was funny, with catchy songs. It was upbeat, even in the darker moments, and pushed a postive message that ALL children need to hear. I thought it was cleverly put together, enjoyable and entertaining. Sequels usually suck, so I was pleasently surprised – next, I’m hoping to see Captain Marvel at the end of March so if you’re interested in that, it’ll be up around then!