– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The LEGO Movie ranks up there with the best movies that really didn’t deserve to be good. I mean, come on, it was a damn movie about LEGOs. It had every right to be as bad as The Emoji Movie ended up being, except it wasn’t. Instead of pure awfulness, we got some hilarious jokes and an unexpected amount of heart.

In the years since then, we’ve gotten two more LEGO films of descending financial success, but we know audiences have just been hungry to see the return of Emmet, Lucy, and all their friends. Now, with The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, we’re finally getting that. But while there are plenty of great jokes, there does seem to be a lack of heart present — though I expect it to be fully present in the film. Also, that Chris Pratt joke was golden. What do you think of this trailer?

Below is the official synopsis for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part:

“The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.”

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part hits theaters this coming February.

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SOURCE: Warner Bros. Pictures

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.