Warner Brothers brings home the new Lego playset today with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on blu-ray and DVD.
Mike Mitchell takes over directing duties that sees Emmet (Chris Pratt) encountering a whole new series of problems as the young boy who plays with the set, Finn (Jadon Sand) now has to share the Lego playsets with his sister, Bianca (Brooklynn Prince).
When General Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) and a Duplo army arrive in Bricksburg, they destroy and render the playsets in an apocalyptic state, but that doesn’t bring down Emmet. Despite being encouraged by Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) to grow up, and perhaps toughen up a bit, he remains joyous and optimistic.
But when Mayhem kidnaps Wyldstyle, Batman (Will Arnett), Unikitty (Alison Brie), Benny (Charlie Day), and MetalBeard (Nick Offerman). Emmett goes to rescue them and is aided by Rex Dangervest (also Pratt).
When they meet the ruler of the distant Systar System, Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) things aren’t going to go as anyone planned… and Batman may get married!
Screenwriters Phil Lord and Christopher Miller bring the same irreverent fun that filled the first film but this time around, the story seems a little more transparent, and its themes are easily seen. Still, the jokes come fast and aplenty, and once again the film is easily enjoyable by Master Builders of all ages. There are tons of fun cameos, and nods to pop culture, little asides that when you catch you can’t help but laugh out loud.
The animation continues to be top notch, making it look like actual Lego bricks, sets and minifigs, and that just adds to the fun. Movement, action set pieces, and dialogue are all on point, and though it doesn’t shine quite so brightly as the original film, this ends up being a very satisfying family film.
The extras include a new short, a featurette about the making of the film, deleted scenes and outtakes, a music video, promotional clips, and a commentary by Mitchell, Lord, Miller, and animation director Trisha Gum.
The Lego films have proven to be very enjoyable, and one hopes to see more of Emmett and the rest of his friends, but most of all, I hope we see another Lego Batman movie… or perhaps a good Justice League movie (like one with the word Lego in front of it).
There is a lot of fun to be had in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and you can check it out for yourself as it comes home on blu-ray and DVD from Warner Brothers today!