The Lego Ninjago Movie comes later in the year after The Lego Batman Movie has been and gone, but while Batman made me laugh a lot, Ninjago (which I’m not hugely familiar with) still leaves me a bit cold.
The premise is thus: six young ninjas Lloyd (Dave Franco – Now You See Me 2), Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school….
Directed by Charlie Bean and Paul Fisher, with a zillion scriptwriters and a cast also including Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse), Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train), Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Abbi Jacobson and Zach Woods – the only saving grace in last year’s Ghostbusters reboot, I know I’ll go and see this, but compared to The Lego Movie, it’s got a tough row to hoe.
The Lego Ninjago Movie is relased in the US on September 22nd, but is out in the UK on October 13th, just in time for half-time holidays for kids.
Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size image.
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