Without a doubt, there is a lot going in the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Even still when it mixes all together it’s the perfect flavor. Action, drama, laughter, happiness
This is all brought to life by masterminds Mike Mitchell as Director, Tricia Gum, Director of Animation, and Writers and Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Working with LEGOS
Bringing LEGO’s to life is no easy task. There were so many rules about the world of LEGOs, animation in particular. Some of the rules that are worthy for conversation at the dinner table are that the LEGO
This was new for Director Mitchell but lucky for him, his good friend and Director of Animation Tricia Gum knew this fun fact because she had worked on the LEGO Batman, and so, it was such restrictions. These animators weren’t discouraged and became more and more creative. The more limitations given to them, made them find a different piece to replace them with, to make an arm look like it’s bending.
Every LEGO has a Story
Phil Lord, half of the mega duo responsible for the writing and producing the LEGO Movie 2 told us that they always start out with thinking about what do we want to say, what are the themes, what do we want to put out in the world, what do we want people to walk away thinking. He added saying that it has to be built off of that, or it’s not really about anything then it just feels empty. And because you have to work on them for so many years it has to stay interesting and inspiring.
To top it off, you can add all of the jokes and the craziness and the silliness but it really has to have a foundation of something, that’s really about something.
It’s All Good in the End
Emmet and Rex are both voiced by Chris Pratt. Genius! What they display in the film should be relatable to everyone at some point in their lives or one day will, maybe. That internal battle within, awesome vs. not-so-awesome.
Miller shared his creative intention for the dramatic scene between Emmet and Rex. “It’s like when you grow up, right, you have this part of yourself that sort of is kind of how you start. And some of it comes just, you know before you’re born.
That little bit of personality and then as a child you have a sense of, if you’re lucky, you have a sense of wonder and comfort and you can see the joy in the world. And you have boundless creativity that nobody’s shaming you about, right. And then you get a little bit older, and, you know you then also take on this more performative adult version of yourself. And the world asks you.
And then–you get into situations where you need to be tough and you get, you take on scars and you have to fall down and get back up. And certain–and also like as boys, like we learn a certain kind of like performative, you know, like masculinity that then is out of phase with this like the little dude that you were.
And so then a lot of your adult life is like trying to resolve these two things. Like you’re supposed to be this, but you’re really that. We’re really, you know, we’re all afraid of having broken hearts. And a lot of our behavior is about that. And once you realize that having a broken heart is just like it happens all the time anyway, you might as well not be afraid of it. And the real–the real danger is that you will stop like being vulnerable. You’ll stop being generous because you’re afraid that, it will happen to you again. And when you stop being afraid, right when the worst thing that can happen to you happens, like OK great like she didn’t want to go to the prom with me, you know? And I’m ok.”
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THE LEGOMOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART – In theaters February 8
Written by: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Directed by: Michael Mitchel Animation Director: Tricia Gum
Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz
Synopsis: 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 now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) 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.
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