The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Reviews

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November 10, 2020
The forgettable Lego Movie 2 is one big tiresome letdown.
July 28, 2020
[W]hile the first movie threaded its pointedly ersatz ethos into a much grander milieu, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part keeps its ideas as separate as its characters.
July 24, 2020
The 2014 original was better as a one-time surprise that no one saw coming, rather than a building block for an entire franchise. ... If "everything was awesome" the first time, everything is now just average.
July 20, 2020
I notice the absence of the spark, the sense of humor and the surprise effect that made the two previous films so entertaining. [Full review in Spanish]
January 18, 2020
All in all, The LEGO Movie 2 feels like more movie than the first one, which somehow winds up making it feel like less.
September 18, 2019
It feels much more like a big toy commercial. One big problem I had was that it seemed predicated on very outdated gender stereotypes.
July 10, 2019
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part limits itself by being predictable and not growing up as it should have.
May 17, 2019
Feels like a pretty standard follow up that plays it safe, in spite of the positive message behind it.
May 11, 2019
What largely made The LEGO Movie so popular was the unexpected twist at the end -- and the unexpected poignancy it provided. With that cat (Unikitty?) out of the bag, the film has to work overtime to manufacture a similar scenario and similar sentiments.
May 7, 2019
A sequel that pulls time-and-a-half to carry all the corporate water the first one left at the bottom of a hill. To watch it feels like freebasing fifteen 5-Hour Energy drinks, and its message -play nice with siblings to get more LEGOs - is rancid.
May 6, 2019
The animation is still as smooth, colorful, and stunning throughout, but unfortunately, this time around the story isn't quite where it needs to be to make this an adventure worth another 90-minute investment.
April 9, 2019
Even when factoring in the difficulty of lightning striking twice, The Second Part still comes as a colossal disappointment.
March 18, 2019
But in the end, director Mike Mitchell...would appear to be missing a few key pieces. He's clearly playing with a hand-me-down set.
February 25, 2019
What passes for narrative requires manufacturing an antagonist whose motivations never make sense and whose very existence disregards the absurd yet otherwise continuous rules defining Emmet's universe.
February 16, 2019
It never fully comes together without breaking up the forward momentum, and sadly that means it doesn't work.
February 12, 2019
Some secret ingredient is missing from this Lego Movie's attempt to recapture the spirit of the original.
February 12, 2019
The animation is just as visually stunning, but in the end it's just pieces of its former self.
February 10, 2019
By this point... I think I've had enough of The Lego Movies. These things can only go so far and I think they may have exceeded their natural life span.
February 9, 2019
In the end, it becomes obvious that The Lego Movie 2 just never really knew what it wanted to be.
February 9, 2019
Everything is considerably less awesome in this sequel, which lacks the freshness that made its predecessor such a pleasant surprise.
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