The LEGO Movie 2 has dropped its official trailer. With the subtitle The Second Part, this sequel looks to be just as amusing as the first.
In the first LEGO Movie, Lord Business (Will Ferrell of Elf) ruled the city with an iron fist, snuffing out creativity so everyone could be the same. The rebellion against his rule was the Master Builders, those who could see different LEGO pieces for their potential. They didn’t just follow the rules on how to build things, they created their own ideas. Lord Business was searching for a secret weapon so that nothing could be changed anymore and everything would be perfect. Ordinary LEGO man Emmet (Christ Pratt of Parks and Recreation) accidentally finds this secret weapon and must work with Master Builder Lucy (Elizabeth Banks of The Hunger Games) to stop Lord Business.
From the trailer, it appears this sequel takes place in a world still reeling from the power shift. Lucy is a survivor, but Emmet doesn’t take things seriously. When their world comes under attack and Lucy gets kidnapped, Emmet must summon his courage again to go after her. We see him teaming up with a character named Rex Dangervest, also voiced by Pratt, who appears to be a parody of the actor’s action hero roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. We also see fan favorite Batman (Will Arnett of Arrested Development) make a re-appearance.
The LEGO franchise has been turning out many popular films since the original LEGO Movie came out in 2014. We’ve seen The LEGO Batman Movie as well as The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Now, four years later, the movie that began it all will get its “second part”. If it is just as charming, quick-witted, and creative as the first, we can see LEGO continue to build more films for the future.