The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Wacky, dark comedy with an incredible cast.
Don't have much to say about this film really. I always say that then I end up writing a 10,000-word essay on the film. But I digress, Sam Neill does his best Hugh Grant impression in this fairly decent rom-com. It has its moments, much like any film, but this is a dark comedy that lacks the dark comedy. It certainly tries to be dark, but I think it's just a superficial facade. Something to give it an edge that it probably needed to set itself apart from the pack. When I think of this film I'm reminded of another "dark" comedy in Undertaking Betty. That film is much the same as this one, its "edge" is just a facade. Granted, I enjoyed this film slightly more than I did Undertaking Betty. It's just got a quick pace, this movie won't overstay its welcome, and the cast is good all around. I won't complain about that. But, and perhaps this is the film's biggest issue, is that everything just feels so one-dimensional. From the plotting to the characters, there's just nothing about this film that has any real depth. Karen has an interesting back-story, but it's not something they devote a lot of time to. It's clear there are some psychological issues there that could've been explored in a subversive manner. But that's just me, I don't know about anybody else. This movie is so intent on coming across as a dark comedy because it's really everything but. At the end of the day, this is a light rom-com that is trying to pretend to be something it is not. You see right through it immediately. Perhaps if they were upfront about it I wouldn't have much of a problem. I'm a big fan of Love, Actually and that movie is one of the lightest, breeziest films you will ever see. I don't have any problem with that, but this idea that this is a comedy with dark themes is just absurd. I really didn't think the film was that bad, but I imagine the cast had a lot to do with that. I don't think I would've been impressed with the script if I had read it beforehand. It's something that had to be elevated past its very low ceiling by a talented cast. And, by and large, the cast does elevate it. It elevates it to an average status. It was a double instead of a home run. Easy enough to watch, but nothing you will remember in a day.
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