A Fun 80s Filled Blast
Lego Ninjago is an absolutely energetic film from start to finish. After the success of The Lego Movie and Lego Batman, Lego Ninjago uses the same brickmotion animation style brilliantly. The one area that lets this film down is its humorous nature. The film is a little ‘too-over-the-top’ with its zany sense of whimsy. At times, Lego Ninjago could slow down to focus on a little more thematic depth. Regardless, this is still a film with a soul beneath the corporate brick facade.
A Worthy Blockbuster?
This Lego film is fun viewing, following the adventures of a band of secret Ninja warriors. They are trained by the master of spinjitzu: Jackie Chan himself. These Lego teenage ninja pupils fight in the streets with their powerful mechs against the Dark Lord himself: Garmadon. It just so happens that Garmadon is the father of one of these ninjas. And so this film carries a father-son story at its heart. That said, with its bold colours and desire to dedicate itself to 80s pop references, this is a film focused on entertaining.
Give this Pile of Bricks a Ninja-Go?
Lego Ninjago is worth viewing for the whole family. Anyone who has collected Lego or enjoyed the previous Lego films will enjoy themselves. This is a film built for those who want to have an enjoyable time. So if you are looking for something new to watch grab your devices and sit back for a true modern blockbuster.
Lego Ninjago Movie
- A fun film with plenty of action and references to 80s films
- A clever tie in to everyday life through Jackie Chan's character
- It's a fun ride, that could take itself more seriously at times
- Not as groundbreaking or original as the first two Lego films