The Lego Ninjago Movie is expectedly cute and great for kids. Adults would probably find its humour monotonous and repetitive.
The Lego Ninjago Movie Synopsis
Young Lloyd is tormented by the fact that his dad is Lord Garmadon, a four-armed, dark ninja hell-bent on conquering Lloyd’s hometown of Ninjago. To thwart his father’s ambitions, Lloyd teams up with five other trainee ninjas and opposes Garmadon at every turn. One mission, however, goes terribly wrong, resulting in Garmadon taking over Ninjago and the horrific Meowthra unleased on the city. To save everyone, Lloyd and his friends must retrieve the Ultimate, Ultimate weapon. Worse, they need to team up with Garmadon in order to succeed.
Unfortunately, there’s really not much to say about The Lego Ninjago Movie. That is, unless I start nit-picking.
It’s like, the movie is cute and entertaining enough. Here and there are also moments of genuine comedic wit, mostly in the form of the banter between Lloyd Garmadon and his wicked dad.
But memorable? Outstanding as the previous Lego movies were?
No. In fact, most parts of the movie felt to be purely going through the motions. Classic clueless dad and angry teen son moments. Jackie Chan super kung-fu/ninjitsu moves. A master-builder sequence … etc. There’s nothing that’s unfamiliar or untried here, nothing too surprising or disappointing either.
Feeling I get is that this is but an obligatory entry in the ongoing Lego movie franchise. One that’s smaller, less daring, and way less experimental. The summary, The Lego Ninjago Movie wouldn’t bore you; it’s only a hundred minutes anyway. But it’s highly unlikely anybody would remember it for long. You probably wouldn’t even remember the sidekicks’ names an hour after the show.
Check out my other snappy movie reviews.