The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Following the events of the first film, the Duplo Aliens have just arrived in Bricksburg. Emmet opts to approach them peacefully, building a heart out of LEGO as a token of friendship. They seem to like it, but when one of them eats it and playfully demands more, Lucy interprets this as an attack and retaliates. This causes the Duplo creatures to cry and soon more come, making a mess of Bricksburg, but Emmet tells Lucy that “Everything can still be awesome.”

Five years later, Finn’s younger sister Bianca has started taking some of his LEGO creations and other toys in their basement along with her own set of Duplo bricks to play with. Metaphorically, in the LEGO universe, the Duplo invaders have turned Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland named Apocalypseburg after continuing to invade periodically, which in turn hardens most of Apocalypseburg’s citizens. Emmet remains upbeat and wants to move into a dream home with Lucy, but is also troubled by dreams of an impending cataclysm dubbed “Armamageddon”.

The Duplo army leader General Sweet Mayhem arrives in Apocalypseburg, and proclaims that Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi of the Systar System wants to marry their leader. After some debate over who the leader is, Mayhem’s forces kidnap Batman, Lucy, Benny, MetalBeard, and Unikitty, taking them to the Systar system. Batman is taken to Wa’Nabi and eventually agrees to marry her, while the others are placed in environments designed to tempt them, which only Lucy resists.

Meanwhile, Emmet converts his dream house to a spaceship to give pursuit. He travels through “the Stairgate” (out of the basement) and en route, he is saved from colliding with an asteroid field by the rugged adventurer Rex Dangervest. As they travel to the Systar system, Emmet begins to absorb several of Rex’s mannerisms and hopes to impress Lucy with his hardened attitude. The two evade capture by Wa’Nabi’s forces and join with Lucy. Emmet devises a plan to rescue his friends, which involves Lucy switching off the pop music that’s supposedly brainwashing the others and Emmet destroying the reception cake encased in a temple to stop the wedding. As Lucy fights Mayhem to get to the music she learns that the Systar System never intended to be antagonistic towards Apocalypseburg, but instead sought peace between them and simply failed at communicating so. In addition she discovers that Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi’s original form was the heart that Emmet built for the Duplo Aliens in his attempt to create peace. Realizing Rex is tricking him into bringing Armamageddon upon the LEGO universe, Lucy tries to stop Emmet, but facilitated by Rex’s manipulations, he destroys the temple.

In the real world, the act of Emmet’s mistake on a wedding disaster is represented by Finn angrily destroying Bianca’s LEGO creations; for example, the wedding cake. Emmet is about to go to Lucy for realizing what’s happening only to get grabbed by Rex and taking him to the ship hitting Lucy on to a shelf. Lucy opens her eyes and see them bicker, causing the mother to come gets furious and orders them to put their LEGO sets into storage, which represents Armamageddon (as in “our mama gets in”). Bianca hears Lucy on the shelf and grabs her and puts her in the storage along with the others. Emmet is now in Rex’s ship and reveals himself that he is an embittered version of Emmet from the future. After being neglected for years underneath the dryer after crashing in the asteroid field, he moves and changes into Rex clothes and build a time machine and filled it with velociraptors and time-traveled back to save his Emmet self and makes Emmet turn into Rex with the intention of causing the Armamageddon as revenge. Interrupted, Finn heard Lucy and co. singing “Everything’s Not Awesome” and Rex knocks Emmet under the same dryer to ensure his existence, but Lucy rallies the others by building flying vehicles and escaping from the storage bin (bringing them back into the LEGO world), and rescues Emmet from Rex. Emmet and Lucy overpower Rex and destroy his time machine. Rex turns redemptive and fades away but declares “no regrets” as he and his timeline are erased from existence.

Wa’Nabi and Batman finally wed, represented by Finn and Bianca reconciling with each other and agreeing to play together again. Their mother returns their LEGO sets, reversing Armamageddon. The LEGO universe is transformed into a mishmash of Apocalypseburg and the Systar System called “Syspocalypsestar” which is a peaceful place. Emmet’s dream house is rebuilt and Lucy reveals that she was one of the original artists of “Everything Is Awesome” much to Emmet’s surprise.

Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical

Country: Denmark | Norway | Australia | USA

Language: English

Release Date: 8 February 2019 (USA)

Filming Locations: Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Cast:

  • Chris Pratt as:
    • Emmet Brickowski, an everyman, construction worker and inexperienced Master Builder from Bricksburg.
    • Rex Dangervest, a self-declared “galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer.”[The character is a spoof of the action roles played by Pratt, including Star-Lord from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (with a reference to Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation in the actor’s exercise from the latter character’s body to the former’s), Owen Grady from Jurassic World, and Joshua Faraday from the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven, and also a reference to rumors that Pratt would play Indiana Jones. He is later revealed to be Emmet’s future self, after travelling back in time with the help of stolen technology from Back to the Future, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Doctor Who, The Terminator and Hot Tub Time Machine.
  • Elizabeth Banks as Lucy / Wyldstyle, a Master Builder.
  • Will Arnett as Batman, a DC Comics superhero who is a Master Builder.
  • Tiffany Haddish as Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, the shape-shifting alien queen of the Systar System.
  • Stephanie Beatriz as General Sweet Mayhem, an intergalactic mini-doll who is general of the Systar System Army and works under the orders of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi.
  • Charlie Day as Benny, a Master Builder who is a spaceship-obsessed 1980’s spaceman. In this film, he has a metallic arm.
  • Alison Brie as Unikitty, a Master Builder who is a unicorn-horned cat. In this film, instead of turning red when angry, she is red altogether. Over the years since the first film, she has developed the ability to become a giant robotic version of herself called Ultrakatty when a battle is about to occur.
  • Nick Offerman as MetalBeard, a Master Builder who is a large bionic robot pirate with a severed head after he lost his original body in an earlier encounter with Lord Business’ forces.[11]
  • Jadon Sand as Finn, a young teenager in the real world, whose imagination drives the events happening in the Lego universe.
    • Graham Miller portrays a younger Finn
  • Brooklynn Prince as Bianca, Finn’s younger sister, who is the reason why the aliens from the planet Duplo attacked Bricksburg.
  • Maya Rudolph as Mom, the unnamed mother of Finn and Bianca in the real world. In the LEGO universe, she’s the bringer of “Our-Mom-Ageddon”. She was previously voiced by Amanda Farinos in the first film.
  • Will Ferrell as:
    • President Business, the former President of the Octan corporation and the LEGO World who previously served as the main antagonist of the first film.
    • The Man Upstairs, Finn & Bianca’s father. Outside of re-used footage from the first movie, Ferrell does not appear on-screen in this role, performing only an off-screen voiceover
  • Richard Ayoade as Ice Cream Cone, a talking ice cream cone who is a citizen of the Systar System. Arturo Castro was originally set to voice the character, but left the film for unknown reasons.
  • Channing Tatum as Superman, a DC Comics superhero who is one of the Master Builders.
  • Jonah Hill as Hal Jordan, a DC Comics superhero who is one of the Master Builders.
  • Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman, a DC Comics superhero who is an ambassador of the Amazon people as well as a Master Builder.
  • Jason Momoa as Aquaman, a DC Comics superhero who is the king of Atlantis and is also a Master Builder. Momoa reprises his role from the DC Extended Universe.
  • Margot Rubin as Harley Quinn, a Gotham City criminal and Master Builder. She was previously voiced by Jenny Slate in The Lego Batman Movie.
  • Ike Barinholtz as Lex Luthor, a DC Comics villain, Master Builder and the archenemy of Superman.
  • Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, a DC Comics character and Master Builder who is Batman’s loyal butler. Fiennes reprises his role from The Lego Batman Movie.
  • Will Forte as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and a Master Builder.
  • Bruce Willis as Himself, a Lego caricature of the actor who appears in two scenes including one referencing his character John McClane from the Die Hard series.
  • Ben Schwartz as Banarnar, a sentient banana peel who is a citizen and jester of the Systar System.
  • Jimmy O. Yang as Zebe, a lavender and black zebra who is a citizen and the bus driver of the Systar System.
  • Noel Fielding as Balthazar, a sparkly vampire describing himself as an “attractive and non-threatening teen vampire” who is a citizen and the spa expert/DJ of the Systar System. He is a nod to Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga.
  • Jorma Taccone as Larry Poppins, a male counterpart of Mary Poppins.
  • Gary Payton as Himself, a Lego caricature of the basketball player who is a Master Builder.
  • Sheryl Swoopes as Herself, a Lego caricature of the basketball player.
  • Trisha Gum as Velma Dinkley, a character from the Scooby-Doo franchise.

Source: Wikipedia

Last score update: 3/14/19

Review Scores

7.5
  • Matacritics - 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes - 7
  • DF - 9
  • Audience score - 7