Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Stephanie Beatriz, Tiffany
Haddish, Will Arnett (voices) and
Directors: Mike Mitchell, Trisha Gum
RATING: * * * * and a half
It’s rare when a sequel is as good if not better than the original toon and this second instalment in the toy-based franchise comes embellished with a little live action and loads of fun. Kids are the primary audience I suppose but accompanying adults will be thoroughly entertained too by the film which underlines themes of perseverance, teamwork, cooperation being true to oneself and accepting people they way they are. There aren’t too many spiritual references this time around, but let’s not forget the unambiguous nod to Scripture in the name of the sweet, self-effacing hero (Chris Pratt, voice) Emmet which means ‘truth’ in Hebrew.
Mine means Little Song. Speaking of which, the songs on the sound track are foot-tapping and singable, from the ‘Catchy Song’, ‘Everything is awesome’ to ‘Gotham City Guys’ sung by Queen Watevra WaNabi (voiced by Tiffany Haddish) who abducts a bunch of Bricksburgers including Emmet’s tough cookie sweet heart Lucy Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), and Batman (voice of Will Arnett) among others from their town which is repeatedly attacks by aliens(voiced by kindergarten kiddies).
In hot pursuit to rescue them from Watevra’s Sis-star system, Emmet finds help from an unexpected quarter, a rugged space cowboy (also voiced by Pratt) but everything is not what it seems. Expect then lots of chases, battles and music, glorious music.The Lego Movie 2 is entertaining and awesome (well, almost).