The first reviews are in for “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” with the film flying quite high on Rotten Tomatoes.
The critical aggregate website currently has the movie sitting on a solid 92% (7.3/10), a little shy of but not that far off the 95% (8.1/10) of its predecessor, and just above the 90% (7.5/10) that “The LEGO Batman Movie” scored in 2017.
Reviews for the film call it entertaining, but not quite as creative or novel as the first one. The film’s director Mike Mitchell recently told io9 that the final product was made a lot better after Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s firing from “Solo: A Star Wars Story” allowed them to come back to and help out on both “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and this project:
“The storytelling got more efficient. [The Lego Movie 2] is really a complicated story to tell…so when they came back into town I felt like I had a couple more people to bounce story stuff off of. Not to mention those guys are hilarious so the film got funnier. Those guys can’t help but add weird gags everywhere… it was a real opportunity for us to be able to really dig in on both of them and be really involved in every aspect of the production.”
“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” is currently slated for a February 8th release and is tracking for an opening weekend in the $50 million+ range.