By guest kid writer Rocio Fermin

 

They come in pieces.

The LEGO Movie 2 is about the war between two brick systems which started when cute Duplo blocks invade Bricksburg. Always happy Emmet (Chris Pratt) and courageous Lucy (aka Wildstyle played by Elizabeth Banks) are minifigures who try to defend their city but it was destroyed in the battle. Everybody became angry because everything was not awesome anymore. Even if the people were gloomy, Emmet still remained happy in the wasteland city now renamed as Apocalypseburg. He even built an amazing house with multiple amazing rooms (toaster room!) which he showed to Lucy. The house is seen by General Mayhem (Strephanie Beatriz). Lucy, Batman, UniKitty and other characters are captured and brought to the Systar System. There, the interactions between shapeshifting Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) and Batman (Will Arnett) provide some of the funniest scenes in the movie.

 

Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks are engaging and entertaining as Emmet and Lucy.

 

Aside from the importance of play, the movie shows how kindness in words and action can make all the difference.

So Many Things To Like!

I can tell that the makers of the movie spent hours building the sets. The battle scenes, fantasy castle, gigantic cake and Emmet’s house are just some of the structures that took my breath away. There were also plenty of jokes that made my whole family laugh all throughout the movie. The music is very catchy and filled with hilarious lyrics.

Prepare for many funny moments!

There are more than 500 unique characters in the movie. Keep your eyes open because there are a lot of popular characters who make appearances in different scenes. (I saw three versions of Wonderwoman.) For the first time minidolls are included in a LEGO movie. I hope to see more of them in the future. Rex Dangervest (also voiced by Chriss Pratt) reminded me of other roles the actor has played in the past like dinosaur trainer in Jurassic Park and Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

My favorite characters are Unikitty and Lucy. Unikitty has two sides. She can be gentle and loveable but when the occasion calls for it, she changes to a tigress, battle-ready Ultrakatty. Lucy is the same. She tries to hide her technicolored hair and sweet side from Emmet and only shows her tough personality. Both girls are strong and brave.

Lessons from LEGO

As the story unfolds, the moviegoers see that the LEGO cities are really controlled by a brother and sister in the real world. I can really relate to it because I have an older brother too. Children love to play but sometimes a girl’s idea of play is very different from that of a boy so fighting may occur. Aside from the importance of play, the movie shows how kindness in words and action can make all the difference. Teamwork is also key in keeping the peace. As Queen Watevra’s first form (pink heart) takes, love is the greatest gift of all.

 

The LEGO Movie 2 is highly entertaining, action-packed and very funny. I recommend it for the whole family.

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