Upon a second viewing, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a pretty solid sequel. While the film is a mostly worthy follow-up to it’s predecessor, it’s also hard to top the brilliance of the 2014 original. Even though that film managed to capture lightning in a bottle, The Lego Movie 2 is further proof that a fantastically unique concept can only be taken so far before it becomes normalized. Such is the case with the sequel, but it’s also a pretty well told story nevertheless. It’s a story that not only manages to do a good amount of universe building, while also feeling timely and important on a thematic level.
Although the first film managed to be a response to the time in which it was made, it also remains a timeless story with a strong message. Whereas The Lego Movie 2 is also a