Starring: Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, (voices of) Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Richard Ayoade, Orville Forte.

Director: Mike Mitchell

Release date: 8th February 2018

 

The action from the first movie has just finished and everyone is celebrating. Suddenly a huge spaceship appears overhead and Duplo aliens come down onto the ground, destroying everything in their path… Flash forward five years, and Bricksburg has now become Apocalypseburg.. a desolate, Mad-Maxian wasteland. Just when they think that things can’t get any worse, a new alien spaceship arrives and sends the whole place into a panic. Batman, Lucy, Benny, Metalbeard and Unikitty are all kidnapped and whisked away to the Sistar System where they are told that a matrimonial ceremony is going to happen. Emmet (Chris Pratt), ever the optimist, decides that he must do whatever is necessary to rescue his friends and masterbuilds his collapsed house into a spaceship. What is the motive of these new aliens? Can Emmet make everything awesome again?

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This is the fourth film in the Lego movie franchise and follows; The Lego Movie (2014), The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017). The first film introduced us to a colourful array of very different characters, including Emmet, Lucy/ Wildstyle, Batman (who subsequently got his own Lego movie), and President Business and the movie went on to make around $470million worldwide. Surprisingly the ‘Everything Is Awesome’ song even managed to get nominated for Best Song in the Oscars that year.

There’s probably not a lot of people in the world that don’t know what Lego is… a toy from childhood that stays with you, even into your adult years, it is universally popular. Sets these days can range from a few euros/pounds right up to the hundreds. There’s something for everyone and their budget.

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The beauty of ‘The Lego Movie 2’ is that literally anyone can watch it. Grannies and Grandads might not really know what they’re watching but they can sit and watch it with their whole families; kids, teenagers, sons and daughters, all having a communal experience and each getting something different from it. The jokes and visual gags are very cleverly written and there’s plenty to keep the adults entertained and laughing.

If you loved the other Lego movies, then definitely make sure you watch this one too. A great movie to bond with your kids over, ‘The Lego Movie 2’ will be one that people will remember for a long time, and that’s even before you hear the new song, ‘This song’s gonna get stuck inside your head’.

Overall: 8.5/10

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