The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review
by Ashley Hobley
Nobody was expecting great things from The Lego Movie when it was greenlit back in 2011 but when it was released in 2014, it shocked the world with its smarts, humour, heart and beautiful animation. Five years later and we now have a sequel that is just as clever, funny, stunning to look at and emotional but it is missing the surprise and the freshness of the original which isn’t helped by being the fourth film in the Lego Movie franchise (following 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie).
After briefly picking up right where the last movie ended, with the arrival of Duplo monsters in Bricksburg, we jump to five years later and Bricksburg has been replaced after several Duplo attacks with a post-apocalyptic wasteland named Apocalypseburg. All the residents are now hardened by the constant attacks and fighting, except Emmet (Chris Pratt) who is just as naive and upbeat as he was in the original, although he is troubled by a dream he had of a pending “Our-Mom-Ageddon”.
Emmet’s dream soon appears to be a vision of the future as the leader of the Duplo army (Stephanie Beatriz) captures Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett), Benny (Charlie Day), Metalbeard (Nick Offerman), and Unikitty (Alison Brie) and takes them back to the Systar System to appear before Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish), a shape shifting collection of blocks set on marrying Batman. Emmet sets out to rescue them but comes into trouble when his spaceship enters an asteroid field. Enter Rex Dangervest (Chris Pratt), a galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy, raptor trainer and “Master Breaker”, to the rescue with his fist shaped spaceship and crew of raptors.