The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer #1 (2019) *They Come in Pieces*

 

The LEGO Movie was one of the best surprises I’ve had at the movies this decade.  It combined a wildly inventive animation style with a script that had laughs and feels in it for anyone from 1 to 100.  Future LEGO installments haven’t been able to touch the magic of the original, and the sequel arrives early next year after a number of rewrites.  While the original voice cast returns, original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are only producers this time and the final script is only based on a story idea of theirs.

Everything is not awesome in Bricksburg.  Five years after Taco Tuesday, our heroes are in a post-apocalyptic DUPLO-created nightmare.  The first trailer for the sequel has some laughs and made me smile, but I’m honestly a more than a little worried that without Lord & Miller running this show it’s going to be hard to recapture the magic of the first film.  The LEGO Movie 2 will open in February 2019.  More from Coming Soon below.The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Reprising their fan-favorite characters from The LEGO Movie are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra WaNabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

Animation vet Mike Mitchell (Trolls, Shrek Forever After, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water) will direct The LEGO Movie Sequel. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed The LEGO Movie, wrote the first draft of the sequel script based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. It was most recently re-written by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is set for release on February 8, 2019.

The Lego Movie 2 Poster

5 thoughts on “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer #1 (2019) *They Come in Pieces*”

  1. I think this is one of those cases where expectations must be grounded in reality. Lord and Miller were originally going to write the actual script. Now their contribution seems vague. The first one was one of the most magical and entertaining films of recent years, against all probability. That is enough for me.

    Remember there have been two LEGO movies since the first one, even if they were not officially sequels, and the Batman one was extremly high profile, and had an enormous amount of public goodwill going in. It centered on the breakout character from the LEGO movie. It tried so hard to mimic the sensibility of LEGO Movie, and missed the mark enough for the experience to be a little painful.

    Maybe L and M could have made LEGO 2 work (not a foregone conclusion) but right now we pretty much know it won’t happen twice, and that’s ok. Not all films should have sequels. I won’t begrudge the studio its money, it this film is a hit. If people pay to see something, that justifies its existence. But I’m never going to complain again, i’m going to dwell where everything is awesome. There are too many good movies out there.

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    1. Yeah, when LEGO Batman didn’t work I really started to doubt if this could work as a franchise and Lord & Miller’s Solo debacle meant it cost us another LEGO film from them and how that whole thing worked is just an absolute bummer in every direction. I definitely am not expecting a repeat of the first film. That kind of magic is so, so rare.

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      1. I wonder how L&M’s careers will turn out now.

        I’ll always wonder whether their leaving Solo was a good or a bad thing, since the footage they shot has no doubt already been consigned to the Forbidden Vault for the rest of eternity. If their version was more like GOTG, it’s good they were fired. If it was going to be grittier, and more oblique about the fan service, the film would have been better, and it also would have been received more positively. I think it’s clear by now that the film was not able to lean on the Kessel Run, and the first Han/Chewie meeting, like Disney thought.

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      2. Disney has to find a way to move SW forward in a way the fans will accept, because it DOES need to evolve, but SW has the most rabidly protective fans in filmdom and they’re not going to be ok with some things….clearly. Lord and Miller shot enough to have a DGA credit if they had wanted it. They screened Howard’s cut and declined. That must have been a really chilly room.

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      3. I just don’t have enough of a handle on L&M to judge their judgment. I thought 21 Jump Street was just okay, and while you know how much I love the LEGO movie, good with LEGOS is one thing, good with the living is something else.

        If they WERE giving Solo the same kind of energy and invention they brought to LEGO, shame on Disney. The last thing the film needed was to be more of a comedy, but at this point I don’t know what info is true, and what might have been spread by Disney to justify its actions. I think everyone can agree that if it had been good, a L&M Solo would have been received rather differently.

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