Everything's not awesome.
Five years ago, things were awesome and Emmett, (Chris Pratt) Lucy, (Elizabeth Banks) Batman (Will Arnett) and the gang had just saved Bricksburg from total destruction. Now they face a foe from the Sis-star system that destroys everything they've worked so hard for. When all of Emmett's friends get kidnapped, he goes off to try to save them and runs into
All The generic action heroes Chris Pratt has played Rex along the way.
Ahh, the original Lego Movie. Back in 2014 when Chris Pratt didn't annoy me, they had a hilariously stupid song, and the film was funny and surpassed everyone's expectations. Now we're in 2019. Chris Pratt is annoying, their theme song is stupid without the funny, and the only thing that remains great is the animation. This is a sequel that's not worth the theater view.
I realize I had some bias going into this because ever since Jurassic World came out I have not been able to stomach Pratt and unfortunately a big chunk of this movie is Pratt talking to himself since he voices two characters. Unlike the original, Lego Movie 2 resorts to several musical numbers that don't benefit the story telling, but are there simply because it feels like the writers couldn't think of anything else. They make the film feel longer than necessary and by the time we got to the 3rd act, I was practically begging for this to be over. Even though this film is only 90 minutes long, It felt like it was over two hours.
The animation is still very good, but that isn't enough to carry the tired plot. The ultimate lesson they teach is cute and I felt like it shouldn't have been this hard to tell a story around it. The laughs were so few and far between.
Memorable Quote: "It was just fine without the raisins!" - UniKitty (Alison Brie)