The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part 1.0 stars

LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part movie poster

The sequel begins right where the first part left off: with Dad’s casual bombshell that if his son can play in the basement LEGO paradise, then so can the son’s younger sister. Cue the arrival of the adorable Duplo destructors, and hello, new central conflict! You might even say that The Second Part connects to the first as snugly as, oh I don’t know, a LEGO brick! Ha ha? But the conflict here — play with your sister, son, lest all the LEGOs suffer Armomageddon and disappear into the Bin of Storage (pronounced store-AJ) — just isn’t that compelling. There’s a lot of talk about how growing up can interfere with the essential sweetness that makes such sibling cooperation possible — at one point, a character actually goes so far as to say that the action is just an expression of the death of the imagination in the subconscious of an adolescent — but the fact remains that the kid in question is still imaginative enough to play with LEGOs, so…what’s the problem, exactly? Never mind, here’s a half-baked song about Batman and romance to take the kids’ mind off things! And for the adults in the room, we’ve got time travel as a major plot point, so let’s throw in a Back to the Future reference! It won’t matter if the kids don’t get it, as long as we make explicit acknowledgment that the kids don’t get it in the film itself! Because you can never get too meta! Oh, wait. Exhausting, and exhausted. 2019.

Matthew Lickona

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Friday, February 22

3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm

Saturday, February 23

1:15pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm

Sunday, February 24

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm

Monday, February 25

4:45pm, 7:45pm

Tuesday, February 26

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm

Wednesday, February 27

4:45pm, 7:45pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, February 23

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, February 24

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Monday, February 25

11:40am, 3:05pm, 6:05pm, 9:00pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:40am, 3:05pm, 6:05pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:40am, 3:05pm, 6:05pm, 9:00pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:35pm, 5:10pm, 7:45pm, 10:15pm

Saturday, February 23

12:00pm, 2:35pm, 5:10pm, 7:45pm, 10:20pm

Sunday, February 24

12:00pm, 3:20pm, 6:40pm, 9:20pm

Monday, February 25

1:45pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, February 26

12:00pm, 2:35pm, 5:10pm, 7:45pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, February 27

1:45pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, February 22

4:05pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Saturday, February 23

11:00am, 4:05pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Sunday, February 24

4:05pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Monday, February 25

12:45pm, 6:05pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Saturday, February 23

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

Sunday, February 24

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm

Monday, February 25

2:30pm, 5:05pm, 7:40pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:45am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm

Wednesday, February 27

2:25pm, 5:05pm, 7:40pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, February 22

4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm

Saturday, February 23

11:00am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, February 24

11:30am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm

Monday, February 25

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, February 26

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, February 27

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, February 22

3:40pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm

Saturday, February 23

10:30am, 1:05pm, 3:40pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm

Sunday, February 24

10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 9:00pm

Monday, February 25

2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm

Tuesday, February 26

10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, February 27

2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Saturday, February 23

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, February 24

10:45am, 2:05pm, 5:30pm, 8:25pm

Monday, February 25

2:05pm, 5:30pm, 8:25pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:00am, 1:55pm, 4:25pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, February 27

2:05pm, 5:30pm, 8:25pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:25pm, 4:25pm, 7:05pm, 9:50pm

Saturday, February 23

10:50am, 1:25pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:50pm

Sunday, February 24

10:35am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm

Monday, February 25

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm

Tuesday, February 26

1:40pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 27

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Friday, February 22

4:50pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Saturday, February 23

10:45am, 12:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Sunday, February 24

10:45am, 12:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Monday, February 25

10:45am, 12:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, February 26

10:45am, 12:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, February 27

10:45am, 12:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:05pm, 9:15pm

Thursday, February 28

10:45am, 12:25pm, 4:50pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Friday, February 22

4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Saturday, February 23

10:30am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, February 24

10:30am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Monday, February 25

12:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm

Tuesday, February 26

12:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, February 27

12:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Friday, February 22

3:30pm, 6:15pm, 8:35pm

Saturday, February 23

10:15am, 12:55pm, 3:30pm, 6:05pm, 8:35pm

Sunday, February 24

10:15am, 12:55pm, 3:30pm, 6:05pm, 8:35pm

Monday, February 25

1:35pm, 4:15pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, February 26

1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, February 27

1:35pm, 4:15pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Saturday, February 23

11:20am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Sunday, February 24

11:20am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Monday, February 25

11:20am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:20am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:20am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:35pm, 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Saturday, February 23

10:50am, 11:20am, 1:35pm, 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Sunday, February 24

10:50am, 1:35pm, 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Monday, February 25

11:20am, 11:55am, 2:10pm, 2:40pm, 4:55pm, 5:25pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:20am, 11:55am, 2:10pm, 2:40pm, 4:55pm, 5:25pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:20am, 11:55am, 2:10pm, 2:40pm, 4:55pm, 5:25pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Thursday, February 28

11:20am, 2:10pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Saturday, February 23

10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Sunday, February 24

10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Monday, February 25

10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 27

10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Thursday, February 28

10:00am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 7:45pm

Saturday, February 23

11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 7:45pm

Sunday, February 24

11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 7:45pm

Monday, February 25

11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, February 28

11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Saturday, February 23

11:25am, 2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, February 24

11:25am, 2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Monday, February 25

11:25am, 2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:25am, 2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:25am, 2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, February 28

11:25am, 2:00pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:05pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm

Saturday, February 23

10:10am, 11:05am, 12:35pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:05pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, February 24

10:10am, 11:05am, 12:35pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:05pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm

Monday, February 25

10:10am, 11:05am, 12:35pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:05pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, February 26

10:10am, 11:05am, 12:35pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:05pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, February 27

10:10am, 11:05am, 12:35pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:05pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, February 28

10:10am, 11:05am, 12:35pm, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:05pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Friday, February 22

3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:20pm

Saturday, February 23

10:20am, 1:00pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:20pm

Sunday, February 24

10:20am, 1:00pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:20pm

Monday, February 25

11:55am, 2:40pm, 5:30pm, 8:20pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:55am, 2:40pm, 5:30pm, 8:20pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:55am, 2:40pm, 5:30pm, 8:20pm

Thursday, February 28

11:55am, 2:40pm, 5:30pm, 8:20pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Saturday, February 23

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Sunday, February 24

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 9:10pm

Monday, February 25

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 9:10pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 9:10pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 9:10pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Friday, February 22

4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm

Saturday, February 23

1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, February 24

1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm

Monday, February 25

1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm

Tuesday, February 26

1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 27

1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm

Thursday, February 28

1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, 10:00pm

Saturday, February 23

11:15am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, February 24

11:15am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm

Monday, February 25

11:15am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 26

11:15am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 27

11:15am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm

Thursday, February 28

11:15am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:00pm, 3:40pm, 6:30pm, 7:20pm, 9:15pm

Saturday, February 23

12:55pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 6:30pm, 7:20pm, 9:15pm

Sunday, February 24

12:55pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:50pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:15pm, 10:00pm

Monday, February 25

12:05pm, 12:55pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, February 26

12:05pm, 12:55pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, 6:30pm, 7:25pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, February 27

12:05pm, 12:55pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, 6:30pm, 7:20pm, 9:15pm

Thursday, February 28

12:05pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:55pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Friday, February 22

2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:20pm

Saturday, February 23

11:30am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:20pm

Sunday, February 24

11:30am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:20pm

Monday, February 25

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 9:35pm

Tuesday, February 26

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 9:35pm

Wednesday, February 27

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 9:35pm

Thursday, February 28

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 9:35pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, February 23

12:45pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, February 24

12:45pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Monday, February 25

12:45pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, February 26

12:45pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, February 27

12:45pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Friday, February 22

1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, February 23

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, February 24

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

Monday, February 25

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 26

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 27

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

Thursday, February 28

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

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