The Lego Movie 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon The Lego Movie. In the sequel, the heroes of Bricksburg are back to save their beloved city from Lego Duplo invaders. Five years since the first movie started a global pop culture franchise, The Lego Movie 2 reunited many characters from across Warner Bros various films.
What do critics say about The Lego Movie 2?
The Lego Movie 2 has a 92 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The websites critics’ consensus reads: “Critics Consensus: While it isn’t quite as much fun as its predecessor, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part fits neatly into an animated all-ages franchise with heart and humour to spare.”
The first Lego Movie has a rating of 95 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.
As the sequel rolls out across the world, its score is likely to fluctuate.
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times
“The filmmakers occasionally remind us the animated adventures are reflecting the real-world sibling dynamic, but they never get too heavy-handed with the life-lesson messaging.”
Lindsey Bahr from the Associated Press
“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is pretty darn good, but also you can’t help shake the feeling that it’s just never going to live up to the exciting newness of the first.”
Peter Bradshaw from the Guardian
“The second Lego Movie is even better than the original: a sophisticated new adventure that gives us a new look at how the universality of the Lego universe was more gendered than we thought.”
Jesse Hassenger from AV Club
“The Lego Movie 2 is lovable.”
Jude Dry from indieWire
“Everyone’s gotta grow up sometimes, even animated movie franchises.”
Peter Debruge from Variety
“What amounts to a really entertaining feature-length commercial.”
Yolanda Machado from TheWrap
“Expands on the original’s premise, adding new worlds and characters to the growing LEGO universe, while also crafting a story that is timely, inventive, hilarious and perfect for all ages.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly
“Everything is still awesome. Just a little bit less so.”
Michael Rechtshaffen from The Hollywood Reporter
“Proves every bit as repetitive and uninspired as its glib title, bringing little that’s fresh or funny to the interlocking brick table despite boasting a script penned by originators Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.”
John Nugent from Empire
“Fuelled by adrenaline, sugar and plastic, The Lego Movie’s Second Part does not entirely reinvent the brick from the First Part.
“But when the formula is this clever and fun, should we even care?”
Molly Freeman from Screen Rant
“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is another imaginative adventure, building off the first film in inventive ways, and a blast for viewers of any age.”
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is out in UK cinemas on February 8, 2019.