The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review – Fun for half the family

That is right, half the family. I must admit, I went into this LEGO Movie with high expectations based on The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, but unfortunately, this one hasn’t hit the mark. Read on as to why I was not as impressed with The LEGO Ninjago Movie.


Dave Franco’s voices a teenager who is near enough exiled as a member of society because his father is an Evil Warlord, you know, that old chestnut. He teams up with his Ninja buddies to defeat him whilst hilarity ensues.

Ninjago Characters

My review:

Not really impressed, while it read true to the humour of this funny little LEGO world, it certainly wasn’t as funny as the previous titles. Admittedly some of the humour, jokes, and one-liners were silly and rather amusing, but it left me a bit bored along with my 9-year-old daughter. I think it’s aimed at a younger audience who will plead for their parents to take them to the cinema. Be prepared to pay £40.00 for a family ticket and leave with nothing but the memory of 2 or 3 funny jokes that will fade with your memory of this movie. On to bigger and better things. One very redeeming character in the movie is the antagonist Garmadon, voiced by Justin Theroux. The more I think about his character, I do smile. I would suggest taking this movie with a pinch of salt and not compare it too much to it’s previous LEGO cousins.



Jackie Chan – Master Wu

Dave Franco – Lloyd

Fred Armisen – Cole

Michael Pená – Kai (a funny Spanish sidekick as usual)

Justin Theroux – Garmadon


For more honest reviews, feel free to view Big Mouth. If you’re into twisted adult cartoons.

IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Big Dan’s Rating: 6/10


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