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20th Nov 2018

New trailer for The LEGO Movie 2 promises intergalactic brick-based madness

It's bricktacular

Rich Cooper

There was no reason for The LEGO Movie to be any good

Movies based on toys tend not to be any good. Transformers is awful. Battleship is somehow even worse. Can you even realistically base a film on a board game that has no characters apart from two boats?

As it happens, The LEGO Movie turned out to be one of the funniest films of 2014. It didn’t have to be. LEGO could have just made a load of money, but instead decided to make a cracking film while they were at it.

Then came the equally enjoyable The LEGO Batman Movie and the slightly ehh The LEGO Ninjago Movie. And now we’ve come back around to the sequel to The LEGO Movie, entitled The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

A new trailer dropped today. Here is that trailer. Watch it, with your eyes, and enjoy, with your brain.

The new movie, set five years after its predecessor, sees the Duplo invaders turn Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Emmet (Chris Pratt) continues to pretend everything is still awesome, until an intergalactic invader named Sweet Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) joins forces with the Duplo invaders and kidnaps Emmet’s girlfriend Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks).

Though it’s not directed by ace directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the pair have written the script. The film is directed by Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is scheduled for release in February 2019.