Emmet Brickowski is a cheery Lego character who longs for the glory days of Bricksburg – the time when everyone hugged, laughed and sang.
You know, the time when – as the song goes – “everything is awesome”
“Everything can still be awesome!” he shouts.
But no one believes him. Bricksburg was invaded long ago by super-strange aliens, who kidnapped citizens and left the city in ruins. Emmet’s home is now known as “Apocalypseburg,” a dystopian place where no one smiles and people are angry and depressed.
And now, Apocalypseburg has experienced yet another invasion by aliens, who took his best friend, Lucy, and a few other citizens, too.
Emmet, though, isn’t giving up. He builds a spaceship to chase them, and he’s carrying his optimistic attitude with him.
The Lego Movie 2 (PG) opens this weekend, picking up where 2014’s The Lego Movie ended. It stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as Lucy, and Will Arnett (The Lego Batman Movie) as Batman.
Here are five things parents should know:
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