Movie Review: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (4K UHD Combo Pack)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was directed by Mike Mitchell and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, the team behind the LEGO film franchise since “The LEGO Movie,” and Jinko Gotoh. The screenplay was written by Lord and Miller, from a story by Lord, Miller and Matthew Fogel, based on LEGO Construction Toys. Trisha Gum was the animation director. Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet; Elizabeth Banks as Lucy, aka Wyldstyle; Will Arnett as LEGO Batman; Alison Brie as Unikitty; Nick Offerman as MetalBeard; and Charlie Day as Benny. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish and Stephanie Beatriz as new characters Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and General Mayhem, respectively, and Maya Rudolph, as Mom.

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a galaxy filled with fantastic planets, strange characters and catchy new songs. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Thsi sequel takes place five years later and shows that Bricksburg has been turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland called Apocalypseburg that has left everyone changed. Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends return but things are much different now, think Mad Max: Fury Road as crazy as that sounds. What happens is, a mysterious mini-figure from space called Sweet Mayhem arrives and ends up kidnapping Lucy, Batman and several others to take back to Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi of the Systar System who wants to marry the leader of Apocalypseburg. Let’s just say Batman steps up to the plate for this one but he has to win her over. Emmet blasts off after his friends in his dream home turned rocket ship and ends up encountering Rex Dangervest, a heroic-type figure with a crew that’s made up of Raptors. Thnk Owen from the Jurassic World movies.

Nothing is as it seeems for all of the friends because the LEGO Duplo invasion was nothing more than a miscommunication so everything ends up being okay with Lucy, Batman and the gang and their new friends from the Systar System. Emmet on the other hand is in over his head this time when Rex reveals his true identity and sinister motives that could change everything. It’s a race against time but Lucy finds her way back to Emmet and is able to help him save the day one more time. There’s also Finn and Bianca from the real world who’ve been playing in their dad’s LEGO collection and it nearly sets off Armamageddon. They’re not getting along at first but in the end the two siblings see the error of their ways which also means the looming disaster is cancelled. We also see that Bianca has an imagination that’s as creative as Finn’s. Everything is Awesome again for Emmet and Lucy and the entire population of Bricksburg which has finally returned back to normal plus they’ve made a few new friends in the process.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. These Ultra HD movies all come in black keep cases which helps them easily standout from the popular blue cases that have been around since day one. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, more artwork and list of special features. Each disc is color coded and features some etched artwork and the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. 4K Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc features Dolby Vision HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range, and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen — frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The picture and sound quality for this UHD release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio for this release.

Bottom line is, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was a really fun watch but it didn’t have the “lightning in a bottle” kind of magic that the first movie had. There was just something special about the first LEGO Movie but that doesn’t mean this one isn’t good because it is. The creativity is still there as the classic LEGO world gets to expand and LEGO Duplo is introduced. The animation that brings these amazing worlds to life is so impressive plus there’s some live-action that’s inserted into the mix just like the first movie. I liked the coming of age story that included a lot of humor which was brought to life by the talented cast that voices these lovable characters that are so much fun to follow. It’s all about these wonderful characters and the crazy adventures they go on that’s connected to the real world. There’s also those songs that break out throughout the watch. The world expands as the friends head into space for an all-new adventure that includes lots of action, suspense, heart and a cool twist to the story. This sequel didn’t get the push that the first one did for some reason and that’s one of the reasons it didn’t do so well at the box office but I think the other reason is that some of the creative people behind it were distracted with other projects. Maybe? I doubt we get a third one but at least we have two fun LEGO Movies that remind us that Everything is Awesome. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) on May 7th.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time: 107 Minutes

Rated: PG

4K UHD Video: 2160p Ultra High-Definition 16X9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

4K UHD Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 7.1 / English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 / EDA 5.1

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16X9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 7.1 / English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 / EDA 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: The extras include a song-along version of the movie that viewers can interact with, audio commentary, interviews with some of the cast and crew, a short film, making of featurettes that take the viewers behind the scenes, outtakes and deleted scenes, a music video, five promo spots and a digital copy of the movie.

  • Everything is Awesome Sing-along – Sing-along, trivia, games and more! (1.52:26)
  • Commentary – Fun behind the scenes commentary by filmmakers​
  • They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2​ – Featurette highlighting A-list voice talent including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish (08:49)
  • Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short – Holiday themed animated short (02:43)
  • Outtakes & Deleted Scenes – Never before seen scenes (12:22)
  • Super Cool Music Video – Music video by Beck featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island (03:29)
  • Promotion Spots – Fun custom spots featured during the theatrical campaign
  1. In 2019 Be Whatever You Wanna Be (00:43)
  2. Me and My Minifig (03:00)
  3. Please Silence Your Cell Phones (00:55)
  4. LEGO Sets in Action (02:17)
  5. LEGO Designers (03:30)
  • Digital Copy
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