The Lego Movie has released its second part on February 8 in India. The first Lego Movie from 2014 was a picturesque and unsteady eruption of dynamism, humour and eye-catching animation. Now The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part has arrived, and things are a lot more complicated.
The first part possessed originality and the second part is released after five years and two spin-offs later so the sequel lacks the same freshness. The film takes place after the events of the first film which finished with the attack of the Duplo figurines.
The opening act is set in a parody of Mad Max: Fury Road, which isn’t the freshest gag in the world. Emmet Brickowski played by Chris Pratt is still as cheerful and lively as ever and is desperately clinging on to good old days, yet Elizabeth Banks’ character Lucy, is trying to get him into a more suitable angry or unhappy mood.
Their world is then rocked yet again when a mysterious masked individual – who looks suspiciously like Star Wars’ Captain Phasma – turns up and takes the survivors’ greatest leader, leaving Emmet behind.
Desperate to save his friends, mainly Lucy, Emmet then embarks on a dangerous adventure to try and rescue his friends from what seems to be terrible, and potentially glitter covered fate.
Emmet is aided in his quest by Rex Dangervest, an action hero so masculine his crew are velociraptors and his spaceship is shaped like a literal fist. Unlike Emmet, Rex doesn’t build — he breaks.
Here is The Lego Movie 2 trailer:
The movie synopsis reads, “The heroes of Steinstadt are again faced with the challenge of saving their hometown. The Great Danger: LEGO DUPLO space invaders are destroying the LEGO world faster than they can be rebuilt. In the fight against the aliens and for the harmony in the LEGO universe, Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends find themselves in distant, unexplored worlds like the weird galaxy, where everything is a musical. Our heroes must use all their courage, creativity and master craftsmanship skills to once again prove what they really are.”
The movie cast includes Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett and is directed by Mike Mitchell, produced by Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Jinko Gotoh.