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The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

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Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Master Wu / Mr. Liu (voice)
Dave Franco ... Lloyd (voice)
Fred Armisen ... Cole (voice)
Kumail Nanjiani ... Jay (voice)
Michael Peña ... Kai (voice)
Abbi Jacobson ... Nya (voice)
Zach Woods ... Zane (voice)
David Burrows ... Fuchsia Ninja (voice)
Alex Kauffman Alex Kauffman ... Ninja Computer (voice)
Justin Theroux ... Garmadon (voice)
Ali Wong ... General Olivia (voice)
Garret Elkins Garret Elkins ... Retirement General (voice)
Todd Hansen Todd Hansen ... General Omar (voice)
Doug Nicholas Doug Nicholas ... General Jolly (voice)
Charlyne Yi ... Terri IT Nerd (voice)
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Six young ninjas Lloyd, 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. Written by Movie insider

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Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,433,071, 24 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,281,555, 30 November 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Both Michael Peña (Kai) and Randall Park (Chen the Cheerleader) featured in Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018). See more »

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[from trailer; Lloyd is in the kitchen with his mom watching Lord Garmadon on the TV]
Lloyd: Hey, Mom, um... could we talk about... Dad? So, when you guys got together, was Dad always an evil warlord?
Koko: Okay, well, here it is. I got sucked up. He had so many plans; he was so ambitious. He said he wanted to conquer the world. I thought it was a figure of speech. But, if I had never met Garmadon, I would had never had you!
Lloyd: [sighs]
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In the UK version, local television presenters Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard replaced the voices of Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan, respectively. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

We Bring the Fire
Written by Sami Diament, Nico Hartikainen and Solomon Olds
Performed by Brillz featuring Drones
Courtesy of TWONK Records
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If this is the worst the Lego franchise has to offer, than it should be in good shape for a lot longer.
5 October 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Another computer-animated spin-off (like 'THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE', from earlier this year) of the blockbuster animated hit 'THE LEGO MOVIE'. It's based on the Lego Ninjago toy line, and it tells the story of six teenagers living in the land of Ninjago, that must defend their home from an evil warlord, by battling his monsters with robots and dragons. The leader of the group also has to struggle with the fact that he's the son of the evil conquering warlord. The film was written by a team of nine different screenwriters, and it was directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan (Fisher and Logan also served as two of the writers). The movie stars the voice talents of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Pena, Zach Woods and Olivia Munn. It's received mixed (to negative) reviews from critics, and it's also disappointed at the Box Office as well (it's done much worse, financially and critically, than the first two installments in the franchise too). I found parts of it to be pretty funny, but given how good the other Lego movies are, it's a pretty disappointing movie.

Six young teenagers have been trained by a powerful ninja, named Master Wu (Chan), to defend their island home of Ninjago, from an evil warlord named Lord Garmadon (Theroux). They have normal high school lives, but whenever Garmadon attacks, they must take on their secret ninja identities, and do battle with him using the help of robots and dragons. The leader of the group, Lloyd Garmadon (Franco), also must deal with the fact that he's the son of the villain their fighting. When Lord Garmadon learns that his greatest enemy is also his son, things take a drastic turn. The ninjas also must defend Ninjago from a giant destructive conquering cat.

The movie is definitely funny, in multiple places, and the animation is fun to watch too (like the other Lego films). It's also well cast, and I'm sure kids will still enjoy it too. The film also drags a lot though, in the middle of the movie at least, and some scenes just aren't very funny (or interesting at all). Unlike the other two franchise installments, the drama of the film didn't work for me at all either. Still, if this is the worst the Lego franchise has to offer, than it should be in good shape for a lot longer.

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