The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
IMDb rating: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85%Watch full movie now
The LEGO Movie 2 is that rare thing: a family film that kids will love and parents will enjoy just as much. Peppered with pop culture references, nostalgic throwbacks and catchy tunes – very, very catchy – it’s one to watch more than once to catch those hidden gems you missed the first time.
Five years after the first movie, the citizens of Bricksburg are facing a new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
The highly-anticipated LEGO Movie sequel brings all our favourite heroes back to save their beloved city in a new action-packed adventure. Their quest will take them to unexplored (and occasionally musical) worlds, testing their courage, creativity and loyalty. And be warned, the new earworm is even more “catchy” than Everything Is Awesome.
The unbelievable all-star cast is once again headed up by Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, who voices both Emmet Brickowski and Rex Dangervest, and Elizabeth Banks as Lucy/Wyldstyle. Will Arnett is Batman, Alison Brie is Unikitty, Will Ferrell plays President Business, Richard Ayoade is Ice Cream Cone, and Jonah Hill voices Green Lantern. Tiffany Haddish joins the cast as Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, and listen out for the voices of Channing Tatum as Superman, Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, and Bruce Willis as… Bruce Willis.
It’s written by, among others, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the same mad geniuses who brought us the first smash-hit instalment. It’s rated 6+ on Common Sense Media.
“It’s a bunch of plastic blocks that have an adventure, and it’s basically insane,” says The Seattle Times. And really, that’s what we came for.
“It’s a hell of a ride,” says the Times (UK), “with poignant things to say about the earnestness of adolescence and the frustrations of sibling conflict.” Wall Street Journal calls it, “a hugely ambitious sequel, joyous and genuinely complex, that’s charged with dramatic and musical energy to the very last frame,” while the Guardian says it’s “even better than the original”.
The movie opened at number one at the box office and grossed $192.3m worldwide. It was the number 4 Best Reviewed Animated Movie of 2019, with an 85% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, and was nominated for two 2019 People’s Choice Awards, for Favorite Family Movie and Favorite Animated Movie Star (Chris Pratt). It was also nominated for three Kids’ Choice Awards this year: Favorite Animated Movie, Favorite Female Voice Actor (Tiffany Haddish) and Favorite Male Voice Actor (Chris Pratt).