The LEGO movies never seize to impress me! I enjoyed the (LEGO) Batman movie recently, even though it felt like something was missing there - but then this comes along! The second masterpiece. It's supercool, fantastic and amazing. There's no other way to say it.
If you're in the right mood when you see this you'll appreciate every bit about it - it just gets better and better as it goes along, and just when you thought it was over... it gets better yet.
I wasn't totally satisfied with the fourth-wall bit in the last one, since it seemed to derive the characters of their reality somehow - not just within the movie but to the viewer. It was cool, but at the same time disappointing... but here they somehow bridged that gap. They put up a fifth wall behind the fourth one, and made the characters masters of their own world.
I love the music too - the movie has a select few musical bits that are so catchy that, like with the recent Moana, I actually went and dug up the music videos on YT after watching the movie itself.
Can't say they got so stuck in my head that they're in there permanently, but I wouldn't mind hearing them again, or watching this again. It's a wholesome adventure, complete with not just the typical witticism, relational bonding and crisis, part-time stopmotion and digital LEGO mastery, but bits and pieces of plot progression that seem to transcend what I thought the LEGO realm could provide for me.
They take it past expectations and cliche - good as those might have been - and past the witticism and creativity too. It's a family friendly world in all areas, but at the same time it's chock full of references, values, and existential difficulties that even an adult can relate to.
But then again maybe I'm just still a kid at heart?
If I really was a kid, still, I'm sure I wouldn't say something like that. I'm growing old, but my love for LEGO remains unflinching, and stronger than ever after this. It goes to show that you don't need to stick to stereotype to keep things the same. If that makes sense at all.
Also the feeling. The atmosphere. The personalities. Will Ferrell. The intentional cuteness, portrayed in a way that somehow still doesn't make you gag. And those credits - they just might be the best credits ever.
They really got things right with this one. No complaints. Just a blast with catchy tunes and optional adult depth included.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome