Movie News & Reviews
Parents need to know that "The Lego Ninjago Movie" – based on the popular "Lego Ninjago TV" show and toy line – is appropriate for most kids, packing plenty of laughs along with clear (if not particularly deep) messages of empowerment, acceptance, and courage. While there's a fair bit of fighting/action (along the lines of earlier "Lego" movies), it's not constant – and since it's meant to evoke how kids play with toys, it doesn't resemble anything realistic, whether it's kung fu-like scenes or blasters being fired. There's talk of parents breaking up, but no emotionally challenging moments related to the topic. While it's not the lightning in a bottle that "The Lego Movie" was, it will entertain adults nearly as much as it will younger audiences. As with all "Lego" movies, shows, and games, it also serves as a feature-length toy ad – but you may not care because it's good fun.