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The New Theme Song For The Lego Movie 2 Is Literally Designed To Torture You, Which Is Not Awesome

But is it a banger?

The Lego Movie 2 has a lot going for it: jokes roasting Chris Pratt’s career, Mad Max shoutouts, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, a cameo by a minifig Ruth Bader Ginsburg…

Now it also has a banger by the funniest man in EDM, Dillon Francis, featuring AutoTune king T-Pain and adorable 11-year-old rapper That Girl Lay Lay.

The entire song is about how catchy it is – it seems it’s used in the movie as an intergalactic torture or mind control tool, judging by the above clip. Pratt, Alison Brie (who voices Unikitty), Elizabeth Banks and Crazy Rich Asians‘ Jimmy O. Yang all insist that they’re suffering horribly under the song’s catchy, catchy influence.

“It’s so catchy / catchy / it’s such a catchy song” goes the hook.

But it’s no ‘Everything Is Awesome’ – the Tegan & Sara/Lonely Island collab from the first Lego Movie that even scored a Best Song Oscar nomination.

Specifically, instead of being an insanely catchy pop tornado with a thick layer of irony, it’s basically ‘The Song That Doesn’t End’ crossed with a LMFAO B-side, but… not as catchy as that.

And yes, it’s hard to make a family-friendly face-melter of a track, but it quite simply doesn’t go hard enough, or, well, actually get stuck in your head. I just listened to it twice through and my brain has already replaced it with ‘I Know A Song That Gets On Everybody’s Nerves’.

Honestly, if they really wanted to break brains and torture souls, they should have hired Lay Lay to add a verse on a ‘Baby Shark’ remix instead.

Actually, if you really hate yourself, you can sing ‘Baby Shark’ over the top of ‘Catchy Song’ to create a truly maddening, half-arsed Frankenbanger.

I’m so sorry.

Jason Momoa Will Appear As Aquaman In The Lego Movie 2, Or At Least His Glorious Voice Will

Tubular.

Aquaman may have been a little hit and miss, but at least everyone can agree on one thing: Jason Momoa is an absolute delight. I am at least 30% convinced that he actually is some kind of benevolent sea deity, come to bless us with his pecs and his goodwill.

Now comes the news that Momoa will voice his tattooed, perpetually shirtless take on Arthur Curry in The Lego Movie 2.

The announcement came in the form of an Instagram video just before Christmas, with his Lego-fied character literally surfing on the old orange-clad SuperFriends version of Aquaman. 

Margot Robbie has joined the movie as well, bringing the voice of her increasingly-crucial-to-the-success-of-the-DCEU Harley Quinn.

 

Me, getting in line for this movie.

In the meantime, please enjoy Momoa’s beautiful, rich voice in this, his sweet and wholesome opening monologue from his episode of Saturday Night Live. My personal highlight? The moment where he chokes up a little, and tells himself: “Don’t cry, Jason – if you cry it’ll rain in Hawaii.”

The New Lego Movie 2 Kicks Off With A Bunch Of Mad Max: Fury Road References, You Know, For The Kids

Oh what a day! What an awesome day!

The new trailer for Lego Movie 2 mostly takes place in space. Going after Wyldstyle/Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) after she’s kidnapped by a pretty purple spaceship, wholesome everydude protagonist Emmet (Chris Pratt) teams up with Rex Dangervest (also Chris Pratt), a handsomely stubbled archaeologist/galaxy defender/raptor trainer (also a Chris Pratt joke).

The whole crew are back: from Unikitty to Will Arnett’s extra-gravelly Batman. Tiffany Haddish plays a space queen. There’s a drawing-facial-hair-on-your-Lego joke that’s beyond perfect.

But let’s talk about this opening sequence, because it appears to be an extended Mad Max: Fury Road riff.

We open on Wyldstyle narrating grimly from what appears to be the ruins of the Statue Of Liberty. “Once, everything was awesome. Now, everything is bleak.”

You maniacs! You blew it up!

Category is: sand. So much sand.

It’s so coarse. It gets everywhere.

Apparently set five years after the Duplo invasion that closed the first movie, the sequel sets up a world where the toddler-friendly blocks have apparently reduced the city to rubble.

And that’s before it gets invaded.

But yes, it certainly seems like directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller – returning after the success of the first Lego film and perhaps drawing on some of their abortive experience at the helm of Solo – have taken inspiration from the great action film of the decade.

Yes, Mad Max: Fury Road. Don’t @ me.

Compare and contrast:

yesssssss Furiosa

YESSSSS UNIKITTY

Look at this shot of Lego citizens flooding into the dusty Batcave:

It’s not quite Immortan Joe’s Citadel, and there’s plenty of desert-apocalypse media for them to draw on – but the colour scheme is bang on.

So yeah, there’ll be plenty of intergalactic roasting of Chris Pratt – but don’t tell me you’re not looking forward to the potential for a gag where tough-as-nails Wyldstyle swaps out her regular arm for a Furiosa-style mech prosthetic.

Your eight-year-old nephew’s really going to get a kick out of that when you take him to see it for the fourth time.

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