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‘The Lego Movie 2’ Amazingly Doubles Down on Absurdity

From the trailer, it appears to be equal parts apocalyptic comedy and space opera.

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The first trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part just dropped and everything is awesome! Well, kind of. The film takes place five years after the original which, for those who don’t remember, basically ended with the introduction of Lego Duplo blocks and our protagonists in a Mad-Max style post-apocalypse world where Bricksburg has been decimated ⏤ or at the least, covered in a lot of dust.

When The Lego Movie hit theaters in 2014, it was a surprisingly huge hit. Not only did kids enjoy watching tiny Lego figures save the ‘world,’ but adults undoubtedly enjoyed watching a hilariously meta narrative-universe in which the entire plot was driven by how kids actually play with the small plastic bricks.

The Lego Movie 2 will see the return of Emmet; a semi-stupid-yet-somehow-selfless-and-endearing hero voiced by Chris Pratt, and Lucy; Emmet’s infinitely more competent partner without whom he’d surely be dead already, voiced by Elizabeth Banks. The trailer is a bit conservative when it comes to plot details, but it points out that while the new world hasn’t made Emmet any less oblivious — he’s still the guy who will haplessly use his turn signal during a high-speed chase — he will have to pull it together if he’s going to save Lucy’s life. Oh yeah, there was also a glimpse of Lego Batman, and that seriously plays with just about everyone.

There’s no specific release date, but the film is set to hit theaters sometime in February 2019.