Just another brick in the Lego franchise
The old father/son reconciliation plot that underpins The Lego Ninjago Movie especially is starting to look more than a little threadbare and committeewritten.
But the pace never flags, the voice work – Jackie Chan as the master and Justin Theroux as Garmadon especially – is pretty great and the mid-film introduction of ‘‘The Ultimate Weapon’’ will bring the house down. It’s not spoiled by the trailer, and you would have to be a 1970s Goodies fan to even spot the inspiration.
If you’re in charge of anyone who liked the other two Lego movies, then you can take them to The Lego Ninjago Movie confident enough they’ll be happy with this one too.
– Graeme Tuckett
The father/son reconciliation plot that underpins The Lego Ninjago Movie may be a little threadbare, but there are laughs enough to see you through.