The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (very clever) begins five years after the events of the first film, which ended on a cliffhanger that saw aliens from the planet Duplo invade the town of Bricksburg. Since then, things have gone from awesome to apocalypse, as the invasion has laid waste to the town and hardened the hearts of the citizens.
The film opens with the half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) rescuing the crew of a Russian submarine from a raid by pirates. Dubbed “The Aquman” by news reports and social media, Arthur spends his time being a semi-reluctant, semi-responsible hero (he’s not exactly a people person).
You know the story by now. A nerdy, unassuming teenager gets bitten by a radioactive spider and develops super powers. They struggle with their place and identity, finally embracing the responsibility that comes with their powers, and work tirelessly to defend their city from threats both mundane and extraordinary. It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as comic books. Or is it?