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They Come In Pieces
Directed By
Written By
Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Based on
Lego Construction Toys
Edited By
Cinematography
Shelly Johnson (live-action sequences)
Distributed By
Language
English
Release Date
February 8, 2019
Runtime
107 minutes
Rating
Rating PG.gif
Budget
$99 million
Gross
$192.3 million

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 live action/computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, based on the Lego Construction Toys and sequel to the 2014 film The Lego Movie. The cast of the film consists of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Maya Rudolph and Will Ferrell, and follows Emmet Brickowski goes to the universe of happiness of weapon to work on Systar System and defeat Rex Dangerous of the article property "Armamageddon."

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The film was released in Denmark on February 7, 2019, and was released the following day in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures with selected IMAX, Dolby Cinemas and Real D 3D including IMAX 3D, 3D, and 4DX format and met with positive-to-polaroid reviews who praises animation, soundtrack, and voice acting with live action performances, although the first film can't be fresh as well as the 2016 film's Storks. But The Lego Movie: The Second Part was gross $192.3 million worldwide against the budget is $99 million, which making it a second studio's box office unsuccessfully behind The Lego Ninjago Movie. 1 year before that Scoob!'s released, The Lego Movie 2 is a final film has been made for Warner Bros Pictures to acquired replaced by Universal Pictures which was a set of the five later deal.

Plot

Spoiler warning: The following contains plot details about
the entire movie.

In the five years since the events of the first film, Finn's younger sister Bianca has started taking some of his LEGO creations and other toys from the sets in their basement along with her own set of Duplo bricks to play with in her own room. Metaphorically, in the LEGO universe, the Duplo invaders have turned Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland named Apocalypseburg, and continue to invade periodically. The ordeal has made most of Apocalypseburg's citizens hardened, but Emmet remains upbeat, wanting to move into a dream home with Lucy. However, Emmet is troubled by dreams of a pending "Our-Mom-Ageddon".

General Sweet Mayhem, the leader of the Duplo army, arrives in Apocalypseburg and announced that Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi of the Systar System intends to wed Batman. Mayhem's forces kidnap Batman, Lucy, Benny, Metalbeard, and Unikitty, taking them to the Systar system. There, Batman is taken to Wa'Nabi where he eventually finds that the Queen helps satisfy his emotional validation, and proposes marriage. The others are placed in environments design to tempt them. The others each fall for these temptations, but Lucy refuses to accept hers, an endless attempt to brainwash her with catchy pop music.

Emmet converts his dream house to a spaceship to give pursuit. En route, he is saved from colliding with an asteroid field by the rugged adventurer Rex Dangervest. As they continue on to the Systar system, Emmet begins to take on several of Rex's mannerism, hoping to impress Lucy. When they arrive, they evade capture by Wa'Nabi's forces and join with Lucy. Rex helps them come up with a plan to rescue their friends which involves switching off the pop music that is brainwashing the others, while Emmet will destroy 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 meant to be antagonistic to Apocalypseburg, but instead were trying to establish peace between them, and simply failed at communicating this well. Lucy tries to stop Emmet from destroying the temple, but Emmet, facilitated by Rex's manipulations, destroys the temple anyway. This creates a hole in the LEGO universe, and Wa'Nabi warns them all the Our-Mom-Ageddon is upon them all.

In the real world, the act of destroying the temple is represented by Finn angrily destroying Bianca's LEGO creations. Hearing them bicker, their mother gets furious and orders them to put the LEGOs into storage. Emmet tries to stop them but is prevented by Rex, who reveals he is a embittered version of himself from the future. After being neglected for years after crashing underneath the dryer, he intends to deliberately bring upon the Our-Mom-Ageddon, for the rest of the LEGO universe to know how he once felt. When Emmet fights back, Rex knocks him under the dryer to ensure that he will exist. Lucy rallies the others into escaping from the storage bin, and brings them back into the LEGO world. Emmet and Lucy overpower Rex and destroy his time machine. Realizing that Emmet being saved by Lucy in their bout means he won't end up becoming him, Rex, and therefore his timeline, is erased.

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 toys, averting Our-Mom-Ageddon. The LEGO universe is transformed into a mishmash of Apocalypseburg and the Systar System called "Systocalypstar" which is peaceful. Emmet rebuilds his home with Lucy, who reveals she was the original artist of "Everything is Awesome".

All spoilers have been stated and have ended here.

Cast

  • Chris Pratt as Emmet Brickowski and Rex Dangervest
  • Elizabeth Banks as Lucy "Wyldstyle"
  • Tiffany Haddish as Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi
  • Stephanie Beatriz as Sweet "General" Mayhem
  • Will Arnett as Bruce "Batman" Wayne
  • Alison Brie as Unikitty
  • Charlie Day as Benny
  • Nick Offerman as MetalBeard
  • Maya Rudolph as Finn and Bianca's mom
  • Jadon Sand as Teenage Finn
  • Brooklynn Prince as Bianca
  • Will Ferrell as President Business and The Man Upstairs
  • Richard Ayoade as Creamy
  • Margot Rubin as Susan, Diana "Wonder Woman" Prince Mini Doll, Harley Quinn, Marsha and Panda
  • Noel Fielding as Balthazar
  • Ben Schwartz as Bananar
  • Channing Tatum as Clark "Superman" Kent
  • Cobie Smulders as Diana "Wonder Woman" Prince Mini Figure
  • Jonah Hill as Hal "Green Lantern" Jordan
  • Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Worthpenny
  • Jason Momoa as Aquaman
  • Ike Barinholtz as Lex Luthor
  • Bruce Willis as Bruce Willis
  • Frank Welker as Raptors
  • Liam Knight as Duplo, Heart, Star and Sewer Babies
  • Emmett Mitchell as Duplo, Duplo Foreman and Duplo Wonder Woman
  • Sawyer D. Jones as Duplo, Heart and Star
  • Graham Miller as Duplo and Young Finn
  • Cora Miller as Duplo and Star
  • Ollie Mitchell as Duplo
  • Trisha Gum as Velma
  • Ryan Halprin as Dolphin Clock and Apocalypseburg Citizen
  • Will Forte as Abraham Lincoln
  • Jorma Taccone as Larry Poppins
  • Mike Mitchell as Guard, Eight the Octopus, Apocalypseburg Warrior, Harmony Town Citizen, Sherry and Announcer
  • Christopher Miller as Chocolate Bar, Horse, Plantimals, Tempo "Chad" and Paper Boy
  • Doug Nicholas as Surfer/Chainsaw/Purgatory Dave
  • Todd Hansen as Gandalf and Swamp Creature
  • Jimmy O. Yang as Zebe
  • Gary Payton as Gary Payton
  • Sheryl Swoopes as Sheryl Swoopes
  • Chris McKay as Larry the Barista
  • Emily Nordwind as Cleopatra
  • Lauren White as Apocalypseburg Citizen

Additionally, the characters of Bad Cop / Good Cop (now known as Scribble Cop) and Vitruvius' ghost return, but they have only brief lines of dialogue and are voiced by uncredited actors.

Additional Voices

  • Ryan Bartley
  • David Beron
  • Luke Bol
  • Lyla Bol
  • Sawyer Cole
  • David Cowgill
  • Jeff Fischer
  • Elisa Gabrielli
  • Jason Griffith
  • Ashley Lambert
  • Scott Menville
  • David Michie
  • Richard Miro
  • Lily Oliver
  • Jessica Pennington
  • Moira Quirk
  • Darren Richardson
  • Matthew Wolf
  • Shelby Young

Production

Development

On February 3, 2014, Jared Stern was hired to write the sequel, along with Michelle Morgan. On March 12, 2014, Deadline reported that animation co-director Chris McKay would direct the sequel with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as producers. On April 10, 2014, it was reported that McKay wanted to have more women in the sequel than men. On July 28, 2014, it was reported that Chris Pratt wanted to return to reprise his role as Emmet. It was also reported that Will Arnett might return to reprise his role as Batman, but hadn't decided.

In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for May 25, 2018. On October 25, 2014, it was reported that Lord and Miller had signed on to write The Lego Movie 2. On October 30, it was announced that Australia-based animation studio Animal Logic was in talks to produce the next three Lego films (though the deal was not finalized at the time) and the New South Wales government would make financial contributions to all the films. On November 12, during an interview with BBC News, Lord and Miller revealed that there would be more female characters featured in the film.

On February 24, 2015, the sequel was retitled The Lego Movie Sequel and Rob Schrab was announced as the film's director, replacing McKay as director as he was scheduled to direct The Lego Batman Movie instead. By November 2015, Miller announced that the first draft of the script was completed. Subsequent rewrites were provided by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Dominic Russo and Matthew Fogel. By February 2017, Schrab had been replaced by Mike Mitchell, reportedly due to "creative differences". Production started in Canada on October 2, 2017. In an interview with Collider, producer Dan Lin confirmed that Lord & Miller were rewriting the script during production. He also said that the sequel was going to include more songs due to the success of competing Disney musical films like Frozen and Moana.

The production of the film took advantage of Animal Logic's latest update to its trace renderer, Glimpse, to improve on-screen detail and depth-of-field.

The film is dedicated to Charie Miller, Christopher Miller's mother, who was born in July 1949 and died in December 2018, before the film was released.

Writing

The Lego Movie 2's narrative starts after the events of the first film, just as Finn's toddler sister Bianca starts to play with Duplo blocks and tries to take over Bricksburg. In the intervening years, Bianca has taken more of the Lego sets to incorporate into her own creations. The animation team recognized that girls would likely not only use Lego bricks but also incorporate other materials, such as fabrics and paper, creating a challenge for their rendering team. They wanted these elements to appear as if a child was manipulating them through their stop-motion animation process. They explored multiple design styles for each playset that is within Bianca's room, the "Systar System", and developed new animation approaches for some of these styles, including using fewer frames as in inbetweening.

They also incorporated the Lego Friends line of toys aimed at girls, which include mini-dolls like General Sweet Mayhem. However, unlike traditional Lego mini-figurines, the Lego Friends' mini-dolls do not have the same articulation, for example, having no separate leg movement or wrists that rotate. The production team, working with Lego, did not want to create walking and movement patterns that did not match the articulation the real figurines could do, and came up with creative solutions for animating these in the film. This also created a challenge for at least one song and dance number; production brought in a choreographing team to help plan out the dance taking into account for the restrictions of movement for the mini-figures. For Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, the production team decided to simply assign a pile of random Lego bricks for her, but required that each of the forms that she could shape-shift into used only those bricks from that pile.

According to Lord and Miller, each Lego Movie takes place in the imagination of a child. Miller explained that “we wanted to try and tell a more complicated and sophisticated version of that story, where we had two different imaginations coming together. And part of the fun of the movie is trying to figure out what's happening in the real world and how that's represented in the world of the Lego." With The Lego Movie 2, both Finn and Bianca's imaginations drive certain scenes, and the creators opted to leave parts of the film vague if the scene was based on Finn's version, Bianca's version or some combination.

Among the mini-figures within the film is one based on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Lord and Miller had considered figures that would be unexpected within the film, with Ginsburg as one of their ideas. They received Ginsburg's blessing for this appearance, though she did not perform any voice work for this role. Subsequently, the Ginsburg mini-figure would then be made as part of the movie's toy line.

Casting

On March 23, 2018, it was reported that Tiffany Haddish had been cast in the film to voice a new lead character, while returning actors would be Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, Will Arnett as Batman, Channing Tatum as Superman, and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern. Stephanie Beatriz and Arturo Castro were announced to be part of the film on June 4, 2018. Castro was replaced by Richard Ayoade in the final film. During San Diego Comic Con 2018, it was announced that Pratt would also voice a new character in addition to Emmet, Rex Dangervest, who is based after Pratt himself. In November 2018, Maya Rudolph joined the cast. In early January 2019, it was revealed that Jason Momoa would reprise his role as Aquaman from the DC Extended Universe. Gal Gadot was to also reprise her role as Wonder Woman from the DC Extended Universe, replacing Cobie Smulders from the previous film, but Smulders ended up returning shortly before the film's release.

Daniel Radcliffe was originally set to voice a look-alike of his Harry Potter known as Larry Potter, but his scene was ultimately cut. It was revealed by Mike Mitchell that Radcliffe's cameo was deleted due to not wanting to risk anything that would upset the Harry Potter fandom. The character was replaced by Larry Poppins (another look-alike character based on a British media icon).

Marketing

On Black Friday 2018, Warner Bros. released The Lego Movie on YouTube in its entirety for one day only, with a trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part attached.

In the UK, DFS Furniture ran a marketing campaign that tied in with The Lego Movie 2.

Other brands that partnered with the film include Chevrolet for promoting the Silverado, Chiquita, McDonald's for Happy Meal toys, Discover card, and Turkish Airlines.

Just like the first film, Lego released over 20 sets of toys based on scenes from the film, including collectible mini-figures.

Video Game

Based on The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the next videogame in the series was announced on November 27, 2018 and was released in North America on February 26, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows; on March 14, 2019 it was released on macOS.

Short Films

On August 1, 2018, Turkish Airlines and Warner Bros. released a special safety video featuring characters from the franchise. Warner Bros. released a short film, titled Emmet's Holiday Party, as a Christmas styled promotion for the film in December.

In January 2019, a month prior to the film's release, Lego released a music video titled "Everything is Awesome" Dance Together Music Video, on its official YouTube Channel. The video uses the titular song. From January 5 to January 26, 2019, the Lego channel released a series of short films, Saving Bricksburg, in which characters from the film were shown in short reenactments of The Lego Movie.

Music

Following the attempt to create an earworm with the first film's "Everything Is Awesome", the producers of the film created a similar song for the sequel, titled "Catchy Song", which principally features as its only lyric the repeated phrase "This song's gonna get stuck inside your head". The song was written by Jon Lajoie, and performed by its producer, Dillon Francis, featuring T-Pain and Lay Lay. According to Lajoie, he found that "Everything is Awesome" was "annoyingly catchy", and the only way that they could outdo that was "Dial the 'annoying' up to 11!".

Mark Mothersbaugh, who composed the first film's soundtrack, as well as the score for The Lego Ninjago Movie, returned to compose the score for the sequel.

Release

The film was theatrically released in North America and the United Kingdom on February 8, 2019. The film was released one day earlier in Denmark. This was its third rescheduling; it was first scheduled to be released in the US on May 26, 2017 and then on May 18, 2018. On January 24, 2019, Warner Bros. announced it would hold one-day previews for the film in 500 theaters in the United States, two days later.

Home Media

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was released on digital and Movies Anywhere on April 16, 2019, and was released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray (2D and 3D), Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD formats on May 7. It includes the short Emmet's Holiday Party, the filmmakers Audio Commentary, a 9 minute behind the scenes featurette and a sing-along version, among others.

Sets

The first sets were released in the United States on January 5, 2019 and in the United Kingdom that based on the film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part with 17 sets being released. The largest of the sets is "Rex's Rexplorer!" which included 1187 pieces and two minifigures. In addition to the sets five polybag sets have been released as promotions are "Emmet's 'Piece' Offering", "Rex's Plantimal Ambush", "Lucy vs. Alien Invader", "Mini Master-Building MetalBeard" and "Mini Master-Building Emmet".

The second sets were released in the United States on April 22, 2019 and in the United Kingdom on May 1 with 6 sets being released. The two largest sets are "The Rexcelsior!" and "Welcome to Apocalypseburg!". In addition to the sets two Magazine Gift sets have been released as promotions are "Emmet with Tools" and Rex with Jetpack".

Reception

Box Office

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part grossed $105.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $86.5 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $192.3 million.

In the United States and Canada, The Lego Movie 2 was released alongside What Men Want, Cold Pursuit and The Prodigy, and was originally projected to gross $50–55 million from 4,303 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $1.5 million from Thursday night previews, and when combined with advance screenings held at 550 theaters on January 26, 2019, made a total preview gross of $2.1 million. After making $8.5 million on its first day, weekend estimates were lowered to $31 million. It went to debut to $34.1 million, finishing first at the box office but marking a 50% decline from the first film. Deadline Hollywood attributed the low opening to franchise fatigue due to the release of two spin-offs prior to The Lego Movie 2, as well as Warner Bros. promoting the film using similar marketing tactics from the first film, leading audiences to assume the sequel to be derivative and indistinguishable from its predecessor.

Critical Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 84% based on 294 reviews, with an average rating of 7.00/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "While it isn't quite as much fun as its predecessor, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part fits neatly into an animated all-ages franchise with heart and humor to spare." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 51 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale (down from the first film's "A"), while those at PostTrak gave it an average 4 out of 5 stars; social media monitor RelishMix noted online responses to the film were "great".

Jesse Hassenger of The A.V. Club called the film "lovable", giving it a grade of B and writing "Like Brad Bird's recent Incredibles 2, it follows up a dazzling animated original (all the more dazzling for earning that designation despite being based on a toy line) with some big ideas that don't cohere with the same streamlined magic as its predecessor." TheWrap's Yolanda Machado commended the screenplay and directing and wrote that the film "expands on the original's premise, adding new worlds and characters to the growing LEGO universe, while also crafting a story that is timely, inventive, hilarious and perfect for all ages."

Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly says that while it was better than most other films it didn't recapture the surprise of the first film, saying "Everything is still awesome. Just a little bit less so." For The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Rechtshaffen wrote that the film brought "little that's fresh or funny to the interlocking brick table despite boasting a script penned by originators Phil Lord and Christopher Miller."

Awards

List of awards and nominations
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Chicago Indie Critics January 5, 2020 Best Animated Film Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee and Jinko Gotoh Nominated
Best Original Song Jon Lajoie ("Catchy Song") Nominated
Jon Lajoie ("Not Evil") Nominated
DiscussingFilm Critic Awards December 27, 2019 Best Animated Film The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Nominated
Golden Tomato Awards January 27, 2020 Best Animated Movie 2019 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Nominated
Golden Trailer Awards May 29, 2019 Best Animation/Family The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Nominated
Hollywood Critics Association January 9, 2020 Best Original Song Jon Lajoie ("Catchy Song") Nominated
IGN Awards December 5, 2019 Best Animated Movie The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Nominated
International Online Cinema Awards 2019 July 2019 Best Animated Film Mike Mitchell Nominated
Movieguide Awards February 24, 2020 Best Movie for Families Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum Won
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards May 2, 2020 Favorite Animated Movie The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Nominated
Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie Chris Pratt Nominated
Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie Tiffany Haddish Nominated
North Carolina Film Critics Association January 3, 2020 Best Animated Film Mike Mitchell Nominated
People's Choice Awards November 10, 2019 Favorite Family Movie The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Nominated
Best Animated Movie Star of 2019 Chris Pratt Nominated
SXSW Film Festival March 22, 2020 Excellence in Title Design Brain Mah Nominated
Visual Effects Society January 29, 2020 Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature David Burgess, Tim Smith, Mark Theriault and John Rix Nominated

Future

Following The Lego Movie 2's disappointing box office returns, Warner Bros. allowed their film rights with Lego to expire. Lego has later entered in negotiations with Universal Pictures for a new first-look deal. Dan Lin is expected to remain as producer through his company Rideback. In April 2020, the deal with Universal was set for a 5-year film deal.

Videos

Trailers

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