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The LEGO Ninjago Movie is unfortunately the first mediocre LEGO movie. After the highly entertaining The LEGO Movie spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie was their next planned spin-off. It was even released in the same year, but where The LEGO Batman Movie sounded like a good idea, The LEGO Ninjago Movie was a bit of a harder sell. Batman is a well known character, but Ninjago is a completely original LEGO creation. Sure they had a popular animated TV series, but robot driving super ninja’s don’t really offer much along the lines of depth. I got into Ninjago a little bit when it was first introduced. Although that didn’t last very long, because I was getting a little old for it. Still it’s a LEGO movie, so I was curious. The biggest problem with the movie is how surprisingly unfunny it is. The LEGO Movie was funny because it was fresh and played up the LEGO angle. The LEGO Batman Movie was funny because it exaggerated Batman’s funniest traits. The LEGO Ninjago Movie doesn’t know what kind of humor it wants to have. Is it LEGO humor, is it ninja humor, is it just trying to be weird. There’s a joke about a live action cat destroying a LEGO city that could have been funny, but it drags out and ends up being dumb. The LEGO Ninjago Movie is ultimately a boring and skippable edition in the previously flawless LEGO movie library.

LEGO Ninjago

Lloyd (center) and the Ninja

Spin-off of: The LEGO Movie

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