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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Blu-ray Review – New Story, New Toys

Little Sister’s world adds danger, adventure and lots of glitter!

May 06, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Blu-ray Review – New Story, New Toys - Reviewed by Kidzworld on May 06, 2019
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews The LEGO Movie2 : The Second Part now out on Blu-ray. Does it look and sound great? Will the extra features be worth watching? Read our Blu-ray review!

By: Lynn Barker

It’s five years later in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and everything is so not awesome in Bricksburg, re-named Apocalypseburg. There is a threat from space. Duplo invaders are taking over. It’s time for “The Special”, Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt) to man up and rescue love Lucy/Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and more pals from space queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) who has kidnapped them. Can Emmet summon the courage he needs? Will teaming up with macho Han Solo-type Rex Dangervest (also Pratt) be a help or hindrance?

Emmet and friends aren't sure who the enemy isEmmet and friends aren't sure who the enemy isCourtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

The LEGO Movie 2 Trailer

 

Darker Bricksburg

Young Finn from the last film, still plays with his LEGOS in the basement making the mini-figs’  world a darker, Mad Max-style wasteland of “un-awesomeness”. When his little sister Bianca tries to join in with sparkly toys, hearts and happy yellow stars, all heck breaks loose. They turn dangerous and attack Bricksburg. It stays wrecked and only cheery Emmet seems to be happy in this hopeless scenario. Batman is lonely and Lucy is dark and brooding even when she sees that Emmet has built an adorable little house for them to inhabit.

Emmet really wants a relationship with LucyEmmet really wants a relationship with LucyCourtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Enter the Commander

When an alien ship attacks, Judy and Batman’s efforts to defend aren’t enough and Emmet accidentally destroys his own little house. General Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) lands and tells inhabitants that her shape-shifting leader Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) of the Systar System wants to marry their leader. Despite a good fight, Lucy, Batman, Unikitty (Alison Brie), astronaut Benny (Charlie Day) and others are taken hostage. Nobody will join Emmet in a rescue attempt. He turns his destroyed house into a ship and takes off on his own.

General Mayhem kidnaps Lucy, Batman and friendsGeneral Mayhem kidnaps Lucy, Batman and friendsCourtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Shape-shifting Queen

Batman tells the queen that he’s the leader so Watevra wants to marry him. No way. He is a Bat-chelor! She sings a song about how harmless she is and starts wooing the newcomers by giving them what they want. In space, Emmet is aided by mystery man Rex Dangervest whose homies are LEGO velociraptors! He says he can help with the coming Armomagetin. He’s bitter because he was left alone a long time under the clothes drier in the basement. Emmet will learn to be a kick-butt hero if Rex will teach him. Meanwhile, Lucy and the others are taken to a sparkly planet where they are pampered but Lucy hangs tough until, suddenly, her black hair is multi-colored again. She is sent to music therapy. Rex and Emmet discover a village where all the missing LEGO super-heroes are living in harmony. Listening to the music changed them. They’re evidently brain-washed.

Is everyone really happy or just brain-washed?Is everyone really happy or just brain-washed?Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

A Rescue?

Lucy puts on earmuffs against the music and escapes, running into Bruce Willis in an air duct. Emmet has learned to channel his anger and busts open the sidewalk at the village breaking the superheroes’ happy mood. The Wedding Ceremony in the Space Temple between Batman and the Queen is halted when she admits in song that she is “Not Into Gotham City Guys”. She likes Superman!  Batman can’t let Supe win so he says he loves her and wants to marry her. Rex and newly-empowered Emmet are on the way to blow up the temple before the wedding. Is the Queen evil or have they all mis-read her? Is Rex who he seems to be or….something totally different? What is Armomagetin?

Batman offers to marry the QueenBatman offers to marry the QueenCourtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Special Extra Features

In this Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack are several extra features that are okay fun but not mind-blowing. The movie does look and sound clear and clean.

  • They Come in Pieces: Assembling the LEGO Movie 2 – is the big “making of” featurette. It covers creating the story, adding the little sister element with her very different toys, developing the theme of working and playing together, voice actors talk about why they love LEGOS with Chris Pratt saying he thinks the filmmakers modeled their story after his own life (wimpy funnyman to macho movie hero). Fun.

Chris Pratt voices both Rex and EmmetChris Pratt voices both Rex and EmmetCourtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
  • Emmet’s Holiday Party – A LEGO Movie short – is a cute, short film in which optimistic Emmet talks the whole town into a huge holiday celebration with a tree that can be seen from space. Cute.
  • Outtakes and Deleted Scenes are many, all short and in different stages of animation. Some are action-based, others more character-developing. New foes are a giant gerbil and a Roomba vacuum cleaner. Nice to check out.  You also get a video of Finn and sister playing with their LEGOS.
  • “Super Cool” Music Video –is the song’s video by Beck with Robyn and the Lonely Island participating. Lyrics are on screen so you can sing along.
  • Audio Commentary is by the filmmakers and you do get some behind-the-scenes tidbits but also a lot of mutual back-slapping and crediting the groups’ kids who voiced tiny roles. Okay to go through once.

Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
  • Promotional Material is just that; promo stuff to sell the movie but some adds some interest especially for LEGO fans. We have LEGO sets in Action, which demonstrates ships and props from the film in short action sequences. LEGO Designers features the LEGO design crew who created some of the new characters and showing us the toys made from them in various action sets you can buy. Me and My Mini-Fig focuses on the voice actors as each examines and plays with his or her character’s mini-figure.
  • There is supposed to be an “Everything is Awesome Sing-Along” with trivia, games and more…. But I never found it. Hopefully, you will have more luck.

Wrapping Up

This 2nd film…is maybe over-packed with action sequences but contains creative new characters, supports teamwork and tells young guys they’d better learn to play with their little sisters before they destroy their worlds!  Hey, she might have some fun stuff to add!

Emmet plays with Rex's raptorEmmet plays with Rex's raptorCourtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Chris Pratt is a good sport as his career is targeted by the filmmakers. The Rex Dangervest character takes aim at his macho yet flawed Jurassic World hero. Although songs aren’t as catchy as the annoying “Everything is Awesome”, they are fun and lyrics are a hoot. 

Can Rex teach Emmet to be a macho hero?Can Rex teach Emmet to be a macho hero?Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Extras on this set are all interesting and fun but not all that unique. There are more extras that could be considered “ads” trying to show why everyone should buy LEGOS than actual movie-making information but what is there is interesting and informative.

Sweet Unikitty can morph into a dangerous weaponSweet Unikitty can morph into a dangerous weaponCourtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

We can award 3 stars to this Blu-ray-/DVD/Digital set

The LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray Review: 3

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
 

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