This week on The Flyby, Cranky T-Rex has finally gotten himself to the theater so we can determine if everything is still, in fact, awesome. That’s right, we’re going to be talking about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. It seems the Lego-themed movies have been getting diminishing returns at the box office, even though the first one was a delightful surprise and the Lego Batman movie is one of the best Batman movies ever made. Then again they did do that Ninjago one that wasn’t so great so maybe people are still recovering from that.
Of course the last round of sequels we sat through didn’t exactly live up to the bars set by their predecessors so it could just be that The Second Part just isn’t as awesome as the first part. After all it’s pretty hard to recapture the novelty of seeing the Lego bricks come to life the first time or to create a more insidiously fun tune than “Everything Is Awesome”, or even tell a story with such a subtle and powerful thematic undercurrent.
Speaking of things not being quite as awesome, The Orville‘s back this week with another look at how bigoted the Moclans are. It seems they shall forever be relegated to the dumping ground for all social metaphors the show chooses to throw out there. Then again it’s entirely possible they could’ve one-upped yet another Star Trek: The Next Generation episode simply by the virtue of not having to break characters to do it.
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