The Lego Movie 2's film-makers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, play well with others

Chris Miller (left) and Phil Lord speaking at the Sony Electronics press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019, on Jan 7, 2019.
Chris Miller (left) and Phil Lord speaking at the Sony Electronics press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019, on Jan 7, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Film-making duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have done pretty well with critics across genres, whether it is directing hit live-action movies (21 Jump Street, 2012), producing an acclaimed television series (The Last Man On Earth, 2015 to 2018) or writing and directing box-office-crushing animation (The Lego Movie, 2014).

Aside from one notable blip - they were sacked as the directors of Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) following creative differences with the studio - they have been largely bulletproof at both the box office and in review columns.

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