REEL DEAL: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

This is actually the second LEGO movie for the year where in we had the LEGO Batman Movie early this year. Like the LEGO movies, it aims to be comedic and creative as possible. The LEGO Ninjago Movie is derived from the toy series of the same title which is also called "Masters of Spinjustu".

Playful in nature, yet the film has a different feel compared with the first LEGO movies. The Ninja team is composed of  Nya, Zane, Jay, Cole, Kai, and Lloyd who are sworn to protect the city of Ninjago, The team are expert martial artists, bad-ass mech pilots, and also attends school when the city is not on the brink of destruction.

Jackie Chan also joins the movie providing martial arts expertise with his team along with the animators. He also voices Master Wu, who is the mentor of the Ninja team. Justin Theroux is Garmadon the main villain and the father of Lloyd, the green ninja.

If you watched the TV animated series, you will enjoy this one as it is filled with humor, nostalgia and fast-paced action. I really liked the Ninja Mechas which are in my wishlist for Christmas.Thus, the movie is great marketing tool as well.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and Jackie Chan. Now Showing in cinemas.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Awesome LEGO Ninjas

Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (Unlike the original Lego movie, elements are real in nature and not in brick form)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Actually I was amazed with the twists but also left a lot of holes)

Acting and Actors: 2 out of 5 stars (Some of the actors does not seem to make a mark with their characters)


Cons: recurring jokes, a missed opportunities for more kung fu in brick form

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (The soundtrack is cool, some nostalgia, and the music by Mark Mothersbaugh is heroic but not quite exceptional)

Overall: Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars (Everything is still awesome with this Ninja movie, it can introduce the Ninjago series to new fans)

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