THE LEGO MOVIE

The LEGO Movie 2 Has a Release Date! AWESOME!

The Lego Movie

The lack of new movie reviews on KT the last two weeks may be attributed to two factors:
1. Olympic fever, which I did warn you about in the Olympic Fever Notice.

2. When I do have time to go to a movie….I go to The LEGO Movie again, which is still the greatest thing of all great things ever….in the history of the world.

This is certainly no shocker, but if you want to circle May 26, 2017, that’s when The LEGO Movie 2 will be hitting movie theaters.  Warner Brothers announced the sequel date today as The LEGO Movie stands poised to win the box office for the third weekend in a row.The only thing that gives me a bit of pause is that they announced also that they’re hiring Jared Stern (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) and Michelle Morgan to write the script.   Yes….Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and NO, they did not write the first film.  The first film was largely written by the directors: Chris Lord and Phil Miller.

The appeal of The LEGO Movie is that it hits every age group because the writing is so good that it crosses all boundaries.  Throw a sack of cash at them or don’t make another one because you have something here that could be not just a franchise, but a Toy Story level franchise.

There was also no word on the voice cast returning, but I’d bet on hearing Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie again.  I want a spin-off movie with Channing Tatum’s Superman and Jonah Hill’s Green Lantern.  I would want that.  I am now pushing all the money I have in the direction of Warner Brothers requesting that.  So good, The LEGO Movie….so good.

6 thoughts on “The LEGO Movie 2 Has a Release Date! AWESOME!”

  1. Everyone must see the LEGO movie.
    Everyone must see the LEGO movie.
    Everyone must see the LEGO movie.
    Everyone must see the LEGO movie.
    Multiple times.
    I have never left a theater feeling so good, like I was walking on air. A movie has never taken me back to my childhood like this one. To quote the writing of a better man than I, it’s like Halloween and Christmas wrapped into one. This is the magic of 80’s Speilberg, the magic of Jim Henson. Of course I want to see a second LEGO movie, but deep down I want this one to remain special, its own unique thing. You’re watching the film and it’s wonderful, and then the big reveal towards the end (I wouldn’t dream of spoiling it for anyone) took the film into such another level of magic that I can’t see any sequel ever topping it.

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    1. I totally agree. I have been living off a LEGO buzz for three weeks and it has been a crappy three weeks but this movie has been such a blessing to my spirits. It is an instant classic and that’s a phrase tossed about a lot, but it really earns it. The writing for this was everything so the sequel, which was something you knew was coming the moment the film ended, needs to stick to that formula. Total, imaginative triumph.

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      1. It’s trouncing Pompeii, which is only throwing its achievement into sharp relief. Creation vs. destruction. Originality vs. formula. I love it.

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