When The LEGO Movie came out in 2014 it shocked us all with how good it was - it wasn't just made to sell toys but was funny, profound, and hit us all with a wave of nostalgia. And now they're doing it again.
Several days ago a trailer dropped for The LEGO Movie 2, a post-apocalypse sci-fi sequel that seems just as quirky and fun as the first. So many beloved characters are back, from Emmet and Wyldstyle to some supporting characters, although there's no mention of real humans this time.
Analysing the trailer to try and understand the story would be redundant since Emmet says in the trailer "we're going to save Lucy". Well, there's the spoiler-free synopsis folks.
Far more interesting is the use of pop culture references. They peppered the first movie, especially seeing as most of the master builders were from beloved franchises, and this trailer shows that these references aren't going anywhere. But while Abe Lincoln, Gandalf and Milhouse haven’t been confirmed for the film, many other references have.
In fact, with LEGO acquiring the licensing for newer franchises all the time, it seems like there could be more references through the movie than ever before