Everything is Awesome again in The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2 is in cinemas now.
The Lego Movie 2 is in cinemas now.

IT seems like only yesterday that movie goers were trying to get The Lego Movie theme song Everything is Awesome out of their heads.

A task almost as painful as stepping on one of the brightly coloured bricks, but very much worth it given the film’s imaginative brilliance.

The sequel is just as artistically creative.

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After examining a father/son relationship in the first film, The Lego Movie 2 is set five years later and delves in to another family bond of that between brother and sister.

It is a world of Lego versus Duplo destruction as the heroes of Bricksburg return to stop a new threat to their home, now known as Apocalypseburg, from the Duplo invaders of outer space.

While Emmet (Christ Pratt) is set on making everything awesome again, Lucy aka Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) is more realistic, hardened and battle ready as she broods big time at the beginning of the movie.

Batman’s (Will Arnett) ego is bigger than ever as he, Lucy, Unikitty (Alison Brie), MetalBeard (Nick Offerman) and Benny (Charlie Day) are captured by General Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) and taken to Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (Tiffany Haddish) in the Systar System.

It is up to Emmet and his master builder skills to again save the day where along the way he meets Rex Dangervest, a space travelling, galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy, and raptor trainer, also voiced by Pratt with a comedic nod to his Jurassic World character.

The onslaught of character cameos is hilarious with pop culture references galore (look out for Bruce Willis) and there are also some catchy new songs ready to get stuck in your head.

As the live action siblings squabble and mum (Maya Rudolph) steps in to referee, The Lego Movie 2 reveals it is a film full of heart and everything is Super Cool.

THE ESSENTIALS

The Lego Movie 2 (PG)

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Three and a half stars

Review by Tanya MacNaughton

In cinemas March 21