New Lego Ninjago pales in comparison
So, there’s Legos, appealing toy building blocks for kids. It was popular for kids, they made media stuff, ranging from video games to televisions and of course to movies. There have been direct-to-DVD movies, but there’s also theatrical releases including “Lego Movie” and the spin-off “Lego Batman Movie”. Then, comes another spin-off called “Lego Ninjago Movie”.
In here, it’s about a misunderstood ninja teen Lloyd Garmadon or the Green Ninja, voiced by Dave Franco, going up against his evil dad, Lord Garmadon, voiced by Justin Theroux, and fixing a mistake, which was accidentally putting up a laser light and bringing a destructive creature being a giant…non-Lego cat?
Well, it’s not the greatest film in the world, but at the same time it’s not the worst that I’ve watched. I’ve seen movies that are worse than this.
Here’s the difference between this and “Lego Movie” and “Lego Batman Movie.” While the main protagonists are comical, Lloyd is kind of serious than Emmet and Batman. While Emmet in “Lego Movie” was a nobody and trying to fit into society, Lloyd is sort of the same, except he’s looked down on because everyone knows he’s a villain’s son. He has few friends, his uncle Master Wu, and his mother being at his side to begin with.
Lord Garmadon is a very unlikeable villain in here. He tends to yammer on and not being like a dad, when Lloyd wanted a loving father, while also seeing his son as a general and trying to replace his other generals for the “General #1” titles. While the other two Lego movies have comical protagonists with a comical villain, the “Lego Ninjago Movie” has a comical villain with a sort-of serious protagonist.
So far, it currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score that’s lower than “Lego Movie” and “Lego Batman Movie”. While “Lego Movie” has a 96 percent and “Lego Batman Movie” has a 91 percent, “Lego Ninjago Movie” currently has a 50 percent.
The humor was okay and the moment involving the cat and Lloyd was good. It was a decent movie, but it’s not that great comparing to “Lego Movie” and “Lego Batman Movie” has been.
The “Lego Movie” sequel is going to be released in 2019, so we’ll see how that’s going to go. For “Lego Ninjago Movie”, I’ll give it a grading of B- to C+.