Nothing But Film Review: LEGO MOVIE 2 - The funniest animated movie we've ever seen!

“The LEGO® Movie 2” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Our Verdict

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The film picks up with Emmet and Wyldstyle from the first one, after an initial rapid explanation about how Emmet failed to broker a peace deal,  living in a Mad Max style dystopia society. Joined by the gang from the first movie and a host of other new and at times totally unexplained characters, they’ve some how taken all the best elements of the original and supersized the lot.

The blend between animation and real world works brilliantly, especially with the introduction of Sis Star! LEGO MOVIE 2 draws parallels between Emmet being made to grow up by his peers and the young boy growing up with his younger sister. It’s sickly sweet and great for kids but the winning formula means there’s more than enough to keep us grown-ups entertained.

There’s an awesome scene in which Batman ties the knot and some genius fighting scenes during parallels with Star Wars and various sci-fi films. The song 'That will really get stuck in your head' leads a fantastic soundtrack that’s even better than the original. Likewise, the writers have carefully considered what made LEGO BATMAN so funny and have ramped up the comedy in this sequel.

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LEGO MOVIE 2 is the best of this genre, with unbelievably good animation, a killer script and tonnes of fun. It’s a visual assault on the senses (in a great way) and the voicing of the characters far exceeds anything you will hear in other recently released animated movies which have which in comparison fallen way below the mark. LEGO MOVIE 2 is by a mile, the funniest animated movie we’ve ever seen.

Grab your popcorn, buy a ticket and go and submerse yourself in the crazy world world of these colourful bricks which is even more awesome than the first.

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