Film of the Week: The Lego Movie II

Film of the Week: The Lego Movie II

Is everything still awesome?

Back in 2014, The LEGO Movie shocked the world by turning out not to be some piece of mind-melting brand synergy, but one of the most inventive comedies for years. This oddly tardy follow-up isn’t quite the same surprise, but the gags are just as frequent and just as nuts. Nostalgia buttons are bashed even harder, with Duplo blocks taking up the role of villain, and the cast is just as eclectic: Bruce Willis reprises John McClane, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa cameo as their DC characters, and there’s even room for the little girl from The Florida Project. Most importantly, though, this is a family film that gets the importance of creativity, and gets it in a totally non-cloying or manipulative way. Times


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