We can all rest assured, The Lego Movie 2 is a ton of fun! And if you liked the first Lego’s you won’t be disappointed in part deux. The big change is that in this part of the successful franchise the ladies play a much more significant role.

When the Lego Movie ending credits ran we knew the setup for The Lego Movie 2 and that Lucy would lift heroin status to all-new levels. In that final scene we saw the Lego characters seemingly held hostage by aliens from the “Duplo system” — they visually represent the creatures in the mind of the younger sister of the boy whose delightful adventures drive the story of both films.

And yes there are new characters introduced in Lego Movie 2. There’s the entertaining Queen character who may or may not be trusted (Tiffany Haddish) and her lady in waiting warrior (Stephanie Beatriz). The Queen has designs on becoming wed to Batman thus aligning their two realms, with many characters from the first film already transplanted to her empire of 11 unique planets.

The story opens almost where the first film ended, with the intrusion of Duplo invaders into the hard-fought tranquility of the Lego land of Bricksburg. Five years later, Bricksburg has been is less shiny, more gritty Apocalypseburg. Ever cheerful Emmet (Chris Pratt) keeps the optimistic dialed up high, while his crime defending partner Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) has become more focused in the reality that Duplo won’t rest until he has disposed of the two of them. Lucy in fact begins to taunt Emmet that he’s not facing the music.

The Lego Movie 2 stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz and Alison Brie. Released February 8, 2019 by Warner Brothers and rated PG-13 (for some rude humor) and is currently in theaters.


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