Although not quite as effective as the first film, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is nonetheless a strong, wonderfully entertaining follow-up sure to satisfy most. On Blu-ray, the animated sequel rebuilds with a reference-quality HD presentation, a fantastic Dolby Atmos soundtrack, and a decent set of supplements, making the overall package Recommended for the whole family.
You can read our full thoughts on The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in our review of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray HERE.
Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray
Warner Home Video brings The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part to Blu-ray as a two-disc combo pack with a flyer code for a Digital Copy. The Region Free, BD50 disc sits opposite a DVD-9 copy inside a blue, eco-cutout case with a glossy slipcover. After a couple of skippable promos, the screen changes to a generic static menu with options along the bottom of the screen and music playing in the background.
Master Builders forge new bridges and stronger bonds on Blu-ray, superglued together thanks to a remarkable, reference-quality 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode. Honestly, this shouldn't come as any surprise considering its predecessor and the sort of animation work on display. Right from the onset, viewers can make out the tiniest, teeny-weeny detail on each interlocking block, such as the textural bumps along the walls or the slight wear and tear around the studs. The best part is the clearly distinct minute scratches on each character's costume design, as though Emmet's vest had been rubbed too hard or Wyldstyle might actually have been through battles. Even from a distance, the fine lines along each block, building design and landscapes are distinct. There are a couple moments of very mild softness, which appear to be a deliberate creative choice by the filmmakers.
Presented in its original 2.39:1 aspect ratio, the freshly-minted transfer showcases superb contrast and brightness balance from start to finish. Practically every scene pops with crisp, brilliant whites and extraordinary highlights, maintaining striking clarity within the hottest spots, which is important when visiting the overexuberant Systar System. At the same time, black levels are marvelously inky and true with spotless gradation in the grayscale, and visibility within the darkest corners of the frame remain outstanding, which is excellent for those scenes with Rex Dangervest. Best of all, this video presentation arguably boasts an even more vibrant, spectacular and super awesome color palette than its predecessor. The entire movie is awash in sumptuously rich primaries and an extravagant array of secondary hues, especially the golden yellows and the wide selection of purples and pinks of the Systar System, making this sequel a gloriously hypnotic feast for the eyes. (Video Rating: 98/100)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part debuts on Blu-ray with the same awesome, reference-quality Dolby Atmos soundtrack as its Ultra HD counterpart. For a more in-depth take on the audio quality, you can read our review of the 4K Ultra HD HERE. (Dolby Atmos Audio Rating: 96/100)
The first Lego Movie was a completely unexpected surprise, littered with a colorful kaleidoscope of hilariously inventive allusions building towards a well-earned and poignantly thoughtful conclusion. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part despite being a strong and worthy follow-up. The same effort of cluttering a well-intentioned story with various cultural references isn't quite as effective and even somewhat diminishes the conclusion's intended emotional impact. The animated sequel rebuilds on Blu-ray with a gorgeous, reference-quality HD presentation, and an awesomely fantastic Dolby Atmos soundtrack. With a small but nonetheless good set of supplements, the overall Blu-ray package is recommended fun for the whole family.