A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
The closing credits, like in The Lego Movie, are shown on mono-colored backgrounds of Lego bricks. Here, the credits are written in front of smooth bricks that are surrounded, frame-wise, by the lock bumps, and scroll up after a certain amount of time with each background a different color. See more »
I loved the first "LEGO Movie" and really liked "The LEGO Batman Movie." I was skeptical about seeing this one since the trailers looked far inferior to both of those (and would not have paid full price to see it in theaters,) but attended an advance screening. While it's not as good as either of those two films, it's still a really enjoyable sequel for those who like this franchise. The voice cast is excellent, and the film's pop culture references are (surprisingly) for the most part just as fresh and clever as in the first film. The voice cast is great again, especially Chris Pratt as Emmett.
The film picks up right where "The LEGO Movie" left off, as Duplo (larger-size LEGOs intended for very small children) aliens invade Bricksburg. While the film's plot ends up being all over the place by the end, viewers just roll with it and enjoy the ride, since this franchise relishes in its own self-aware and sometimes absurd (in a good way) nature. Despite this, the film always feels properly paced and never drags. The animation is great, although it doesn't feel quite as unique as when the first movie came out. However, given the overexposure of the LEGO brand over the past five years, that is to be expected. Despite these positive elements, the film has a few notable weak spots: a glaring cliché mobilized into an attempt at a plot twist, and less clever writing than in the first movie or in "The LEGO Batman Movie" (although there are still plenty of witty laughs for both kids and adults.) While I don't think anyone who disliked the first film would care for it, this is an entertaining film that exceeded my expectations for it. Recommended to those who like the franchise. 7/10
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