Lloyd (Dave Franco) is your typical teenager in the fictional city of Ninjago. He may seem like your plain old guy but he is haunted by his ties with Garmadon (Justin Theroux). His father is hell-bent on causing chaos and owning the city. Through this association, Lloyd easily became the most hated person in the city. What the city does not know is that the man they all loathe is actually part of the team that keeps them safe. Master Wu (Jackie Chan) trains him alongside five other teens to defeat Garmadon.
At the surface, the plot is predictable but the great thing about the film is they managed to spin it into something hilarious. Dumb, weird, and sometimes a bit childish gags left us roaring with laughter! Behind its brand of humor is an emotional depth to its story.
Humor and Feels
One, for example, is the damaged father-son relationship between Garmadon and Lloyd. The conflict in their relationship was funny and suddenly got a tad too real. Seeing it get resolved was nothing short of satisfying.
Despite the evil ploys, the mech fights, and a giant cat wrecking an entire city, The LEGO Ninjago Movie tells an entertaining and touching story. It lives up to its predecessors. It maintained a character-centric narrative in the midst of all the chaos and action that happened. The movie, after all, is Lloyd’s path to self-discovery and reconciling with his evil father, Garmadon. Behind its humor and laugh out loud jokes, The LEGO Ninjago Movie is a heartwarming story.