Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they're ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school. Written by
The first Lego Movie to neither have a tomatometer of at least 90%, or be certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. See more »
[from trailer; Lloyd sits down in a seat in a bus with a bundle of other kids]
[looks around and sees that the entire group of kids are all on the opposite side of him, clearly trying to get away and causing that side of the bus to lower and screech on the street as it drives]
[whispers to the others]
His dad ruins everything.
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As with The LEGO Movie (2014), the third of the closing credits is presented in the background of changing LEGO colors. The cast is divided into groups. See more »
I'd never seen an episode of Ninjago and had no idea what to expect, but this installment in the LEGO movie franchise had a killer trailer. Even with a fatuous Taylor Swift song attached, it was entertaining, mostly because it was about an orphaned superhero dealing with his jerk dad. It was genuinely funny, which is good, because I'm pretty sure I've seen that trailer in the theater four times this year.
And it's that bitter father-son relationship that makes this movie. Dave Franco nails the exasperated kid, and Justin Theroux does the same for his tone-deaf supervillain dad. I'd go so far as to say Theroux is right up there with Will Arnett's Batman, which is no mean feat. When you throw in the eye candy and creativity of past LEGO movies, this is a lot of fun.
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