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How ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Envisions the Apocalypse | Anatomy of a Scene

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Channel: The New York Times
Categories: Fine Arts   |   Film  
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Everything is chaos.

An early scene from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” takes us far from the cheery, friendly and yes, awesome world of the first movie. Bricksburg has become Apocalypseburg, under attack by Duplo invaders shooting adorably destructive hearts and stars.

But this is definitely, totally not stealing from “Mad Max.”

In this video, the director Mike Mitchell talks about rendering the scene in dusty shades of brown, using the film editor’s children to voice those stars and hearts, and plugging a discarded joke from a SpongeBob movie into the sequence.

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