Warner Bros. intentions. Pictures and The LEGO Group to build an animated film franchise project, it turns out, is very serious. After the success of The LEGO Movie (2014), the international collaboration between the giant film studio from the United States and the toy company from Denmark released The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Both this year too.
And, so far, touted as the best animated film of 2017. Which, it seems, will be nominated for Oscars next year. Meanwhile, The LEGO Ninjago Movie was just released on Wednesday (20/9) yesterday. And, currently, it is showing in cinemas.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie itself is adapted from the LEGO Ninjago toy. This animated film is the first film to be produced based on an original LEGO property. So, this Ninjago movie is different from The LEGO Batman Movie. The Bat-Man character, in fact, is an original DC Comics property.
However, unfortunately, after airing globally starting last Friday (6/10), so far, My Little Pony: The Movie has received a less than positive response from critics. Although it is quite charming and sweet, this Lionsgate release, it is estimated, will only satisfy its fans, but will not be able to attract audiences outside its fanbase.
The story of The LEGO Ninjago Movie focuses on one of its main characters. Namely: Lloyd Garmadon (Dave Franco). aka the Green Ninja. From Ninjago City. Who is the leader of The Secret Ninja Force. Which consists of six ninja abege.
Besides Lloyd, the ninja abege are Kai (Michael Pena), aka the Red Ninja of Fire, Jay (Kumail Nanjiani), aka the Blue Ninja of Lightning, Nya (Abbi Jacobson), aka the Gray Ninja of Water, Zane (Zach Woods), aka the White Ninja of Ice, and Cole (Fred Armisen), aka the Black Ninja of Earth. They are all disciples of Master Wu (Jackie Chan). Who is also Lloyd’s uncle.
At night, the six young ninja were skilled fighters. They master a variety of capable martial arts. However, during the day, Lloyd et al are common ababils. Who do normal activities like other children. Including, going to school.
Kai is a stubborn Fire Ninja, but a very loyal friend. Nya, the all-powerful Water Ninja, is his younger brother. His crush by Jay. The Lightning Ninja is quiet and often nervous, but always reliable in every battle. Meanwhile, Cole is an Earth Ninja who loves music. Meanwhile, Zane, the Ice Ninja, is actually an android robot.
The enemy of The Secret Ninja Force is Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux). From his last name, we can already guess: That he is the father of Lloyd. Yang is also Master Wu’s older brother. Garmadon himself is told as a divorced widower from Misako. Alias Koko (Olivia Munn). aka Mrs. of Lloyd.
Because of the cruelty of the evil ruler Lord Garmadon, who has four hands, Koko decides to run away from her husband. After that, he raised Lloyd alone. Until, finally, become a great ninja. Under the guidance of Master Wu.