The Lego Movie 2 may have disappointed at the box office, but fans were pleased. The sequel to the 2014 surprise smash hit landed in cinemas on February 8, 2019. Currently, the sequel holds a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 85 per cent.
As of writing, you cannot stream The Lego Movie 2 legally online. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part DVD and Blu-ray release date is estimated for May 2019. Its digital download version will also likely be available from May 2019. The official plot synopsis reads: “At the end of The Lego Movie, the Lego characters’ world was invaded by Duplo figures.
“Now the Duplo invasion continues, as these strange alien creations smash their way through Bricksburg, making it impossible for the citizens to rebuild.
“It’s up to Emmet and his friends to figure out what the things from Planet Duplo want, and how to stop them.
“Can they find common ground, or does it have to be an all-out war?
Given the wealth of characters, actors, and time that went into Lego Movie 2, bonus features are likely. Many home edition releases come with extra footage and behind the scenes clips. Whether The Lego Movie 2 will make use of any extra footage remains to be seen. The Lego Movie 2 has not performed as well at the box office as expected. Keeping in trend with the critical difference between the first Lego Movie and The Lego Movie 2, the sequel did not perform as well at the box office.
The sequel debuted to approximately £15.5 million ($20 m) below expectations. Lego Movie 2’s projected box office takings for its opening weekend were in the £38.8-42.7 m ($50-55 m) band. However, the movie only made £26.70 m (34.4 m) over its three-day opening. Markets still left for The Lego Movie 2 to debut in include Mexico on February 14 followed by France (Feb 20), Italy (Feb 21) and Australia (Mar 21).
For now, those wanting to see The Lego Movie 2 will have to head to cinemas. According to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), The Lego Movie 2 is rated U. The BBF writes: “A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. “U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror.”
The Lego Movie 2 is now playing in cinemas.
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