Just an­other brick in the Lego fran­chise

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The Lego Nin­jago Movie has just enough laugh-out-loud mo­ments and flashes of true comic ge­nius to al­most pa­per over the cracks that are ap­pear­ing in this fran­chise. Af­ter the blast of sheer cre­ative ge­nius that was the The Lego Movie, and the mostly ex­cel­lent The Lego Bat­man Movie, this in­stal­ment is suf­fer­ing just a lit­tle from seen-it-be­fore syn­drome.

The old fa­ther/son rec­on­cil­i­a­tion plot that un­der­pins

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

es­pe­cially is start­ing to look more than a lit­tle thread­bare and com­mit­tee-writ­ten.

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.

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