Everything was awesome when The Lego Movie burst onto the scene and it's theme song wormed its way into our kid's ears. But here's the thing, the song and the movie are really quite good. Many people were understandably skeptical when it came to the idea of a movie almost 100 percent done with Legos. What is the world would the plot be? In the end, none of that really matters, because the movie was a smash it. And because of that, we're so lucky to have gotten a direct sequel (Batman got a spin-off first.) Now, people are saying that the second one is just as good as the first!
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, according to reviews, maintains the same lovable chaos of the first movie, but also adds more heart. In the first movie, finding your tribe and being yourself were two huge themes. How can we forget overly optimistic, Emmett, who is also kind of a dimwit? Well, luckily for us, Emmett is back in part two. And joining him is the whole gang: Lucy aka WyldStyle, Batman, Princess Unikitty and more.
There are a ton of new characters too, including ones voiced by Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and comedian Tiffany Haddish. Expect some fun cameos, including some new DC Comics characters and even a voice cameo by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
So, what is exactly is going to happen in The Lego Movie 2? Well, it seems that the movie picks right from where the first movie ends. But then, there's a fast forward five years into the future. The world as the Legos know it is gone, and they're living in a post apocalyptic world. Emmett and Lucy are still together, and all he wants is to build them their dream house to live happily ever after. But happily ever doesn't come without a price. Once again, Emmett has to save the day and his true love.
"The LEGO Movie 2 builds its message right into the worlds it creates, challenging what defines a hero, firing shots against toxic masculinity, celebrating true girl power, and treasuring the fleeting moments of childhood for as long as you can," says Yolanda Machado of The Wrap.
Molly Freeman of Screen Rant adds: "It's an important message that viewers young and old could do with learning or remembering."
After reading these reviews, it looks the movie is going to be just as awesome (couldn't resist!) as it's predecessor. And in case you were wondering, yes, the toys are already available. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part comes out on Friday, February 8th, so make your plans now to go and have a good time!