“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” comes out in theaters this Friday, September 22.
If you have elementary school-aged children, then chances are you’ve heard them talking about LEGO NINJAGO or you’ve seen them play with the NINJAGO LEGO sets. You may even have seen an episode or two of the popular LEGO NINJAGO TV show that airs on Cartoon Network (it has been out for several seasons).
The good news is that even if you’ve never heard of LEGO NINJAGO , the movie does a great job of setting the stage & introducing you to the characters. Newbies (like me) don’t need to know the origin story of Garmadon because they break it down for you in “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie.”
A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO® franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan.
In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
Recently my family was invited to an early screening of “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie.”
We enjoyed the animated film, having found it to be a unique story focused on a culture that my family is very much interested in.
Parents can appreciate the storyline that touches on the subject of parenthood & the changing of family dynamics. We also liked how Jackie Chan’s character (as Mr. Liu in the live-action sequence) stressed the importance of being unique & true to yourself.
From a kids perspective, my daughter thought the battle scenes with Lloyd & his Ninja friends against Garmadon & Meowthra were cool!
Overall, if you liked the previous LEGO movies, then you’re going to want to watch “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie!”
“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” is rated PG & opens in theaters Friday, September 22.
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Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I attended an advanced screening of the movie which helped facilitate this review. Images used with permission from Warner Bros. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.