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
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It's okay, Lloyd. Nobody's parents are perfect.
I mean, my mom is weird, and collects seashells. Your dad levels cities and attacks innocent people. So, they've all got their quirks, ya know.
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The LEGO movie and LEGO Batman movie were good. This one is not.
I walked into the cinema with high hopes, though I suppose I shouldn't have, because this movie was bad. The character development just isn't there for anybody but the protagonist, villain, and sensei (played by Jackie Chan, who is, once again, playing Jackie Chan). There is some slight development of one of the protagonist's teammates who is really only there for some robot jokes.
The team of 5 that you follow for most of the movie (excluding the extremely annoying villain and protagonist) are basically just background characters, because they do not get any personality save 'coward', 'chill dude', 'robot', 'daredevil', and, of course, not to be left out in any movie, 'girl'. No, she is not the love interest. She is just a girl. A pointless, characterless girl, just there for diversity's sake.
Each of them has there own element. These are 'lightning', 'earth', 'ice', 'fire', and 'water'. The order here is the same for the character personalities listed. This isn't a spoiler because it's at the very start of the movie. The final element is 'green'. Because... why not? Nothing else in the movie makes sense, why this?
As for the protagonist, villain, and 'sensei' (did I mention he's played by Jackie Chan?). The protagonist is your classic 'everybody in school save for everybody in the movie that matters hates me' type, because he is the son of 'Garmadon', an annoying, inconsistent villain. You'd think, 'well, just because his dad's evil, people hate him? That seems kind of stupid.' That, dear reader, it is. They try to make you feel bad for him but you just... can't. The villain is a bipolar idiot who cannot keep a character for the life of him. Can't LEGO just let villains be villains? Doesn't mean they have to be two-dimensional, just means they don't have to be the most ignorant, unrealistic character in the movie. He has four arms. His explanation for this is that he was bitten by a snake that was bitten by a spider. Trust me, the explanations don't get much better.
This is a clichéd, pandering, unoriginal attempt at innovation that anyone who likes the LEGO franchise and wishes it to stay that way should not watch.
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