Story

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is the sequel to The Lego Movie (2014). Five years after the events of the first movie, the persistently cheerful Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) and his brooding best friend Lucy/Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) are stuck in an apocalyptic city after being attacked by cute Duplo alien invaders.

Without warning, a new masked alien called General Mayhem (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz) arrives. She kidnaps Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), Metalbeard the Pirate (voiced by Nick Offerman), Unikitty (voiced by Alison Brie), Benny the Astronaut (voiced by Charlie Day), and Lucy/Wyldstyle. The five friends are whisked away to the Sis-star system to participate in a matrimonial ceremony for the suspiciously generous Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (voiced by Tiffany Haddish), who wants to brainwash them into becoming cute zombies.

Emmet decides that he must find a way to save them. With the help of super-cool Rex Dangervest (voiced by Chris Pratt), Emmett comes up with a plan to stop the Queen before it’s too late.

Themes

Friendship; family; sibling relationships; love; loneliness.

Violence

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part has some violence. For example:

  • There is mild cartoon violence throughout this movie. For example, characters throw objects at each other, hit or punch each other, fall off cliffs, and so on. There are also Lego-brick explosions.
  • Character use laser guns.

Sexual references

Nothing of concern.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part shows some use of substances. For example, some characters drink beer in a rough bar.

Nudity and sexual activity

Nothing of concern.

Product placement

The following products are displayed or used in this movie: Lego, Duplo and smartphones.

Coarse language

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part has some very mild coarse language.

Ideas to discuss with your children

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part isn’t quite as innovative or original as The Lego Movie (2014), but it’s still has the first movie’s engaging, visually spectacular and touching qualities.

Children and adults of all ages are likely to enjoy this movie, although we recommend parental guidance for very young children. This is because the movie has some mild themes and cartoon violence.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include:

  • being yourself, and not trying to change who you are to please others
  • sharing
  • being a good friend.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues like the effects and consequences of deliberately ruining other peoples’ games or toys.