We take a look at the gags, quips, references and tunes that’ll have you rolling on the floor one second and busting out some serious moves the next…
Every once in a while an animated film comes along that manages to blow the minds of both children and adults, and have even the most straight-faced person cracking a smile and exhaling a barely audible gust of air through their nose in appreciation.
In 2014, The LEGO Movie was that film – wowing audiences with its genuinely jaw-dropping computer-generated (and beautifully stop-motion-esque) animation, and tickling many a funny bone with its sharp script and stellar voice acting.
And now, this year’s smash-hit sequel is available to buy on the Virgin Media Store, meaning that a whole new batch of witty one-liners and pop culture references uttered by miniature plastic people in a toy-based fantasy world are but a few clicks away!
But before you take a leap into the strange, silly and downright side-splitting world of Bricksburg, read on to get better acquainted with some of the film’s greatest gags.
The writers continue to put the pedal to the meta
From various characters mocking Batman’s preference for only wearing black (“and very, very dark grey”) to Gandalf’s confusion around the correct pronuniciation of Dumbledore’s name (“Dubbledore?”), one of the most entertaining tropes of The LEGO Movie is its ever-present sense of self-awareness.
In The LEGO Movie 2, the writers have continued to grab this meta quip-spouting bull by the horns, delivering a swathe of references through the preened and perfected adventurer Rex Dangervest – a self-proclaimed galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer, voiced by none other than Chris Pratt, he of Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jurassic World, The Magnificent Seven and, if industry rumours are to be believed, the next Indiana Jones film. Pratt is pulling double duty here as he also voices the films’ ordinary guy hero, Emmet.
They know a song that’ll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves…
Once upon a time, every adult in the land could go about their lives without “Everything Is Awesome” – the Academy Award-nominated song from The LEGO Movie – slowly seeping into every corner of their psyche.
But if that earworm had you searching wide-eyed for the nearest LEGO tower to topple over, then be prepared – they’ve done it again with an even catchier song simply titled “Catchy Song”. You have been warned.
Actual Bruce Willis
No no, there’s no need to reach for your monocle – you read that correctly. Bruce. Willis. Somehow, we’re living in a world in which legendary 80s action star Bruce Willis is appearing, as himself, in The LEGO Movie franchise. We’re not going to say when he appears, and we’re not going to say where – but he’s in it, and it’s as ridiculously funny as you’ve already imagined it being.
But wait, there’s more!
If The LEGO Movie 2 leaves you with a niggling, small plastic brick-shaped itch, then fear not! Both The LEGO Movie and its equally side-splitting spin-off, The LEGO Batman Movie, plus The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, are all available for £7.99 until Sunday 9 June in the LEGO Movies Sale!
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Virgin Media Store LEGO Movies Sale: Offers end Sunday 9 June 2019. Normal price of The LEGO Movie: £10.99, Normal price of The LEGO Batman Movie: £10.99. Normal price of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie: £10.99.
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