Monday 5 February 2018

Movie Night with The LEGO Ninjago Movie (out now on digital download).

The LEGO Ninjago Movie was released on Digital Download on January 30th and we were among the first people to watch it in the comfort of our own home. We had already seen the movie in the cinema, but everyone wanted to watch it again and we were sent a bundle of goodies by Warner Bros to make a movie night of it!

We are big fans of the LEGO movies and we have really enjoyed them all. Ninjago is a LEGO theme with your traditional ninjas and dragons mixed with amazing technology and mechanics. It's an excellent theme and Ninjago are the most played with LEGO sets here.  There is also a Ninjago TV show, as well as books and of course the 4D cinema and Ninjago City Adventure play area at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. We are in very familiar territory and even I know all the names of the characters.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie starts with a 'real' segment, starring Jackie Chan as a shopkeeper. A young boy visits the shop and hands over a broken and worn LEGO minifigure in green clothing. The shopkeeper hands him back a perfect green Ninja and tells the boy to look at things differently - the overriding message of the film. The animation then begins and we are off to the land of Ninjago.

The story revolves around the relationship between Lloyd the Green Ninja and his Dad - the all-round bad guy Garmadon. Garmadon wants to invade and destroy Ninjago and it's up to Sensei Wu, Lloyd and the other Ninjas to come to the rescue and thwart his dastardly plot. And maybe remind him that compassion, love and friendship are more important....

We have already been lucky enough to review the LEGO Ninjago Movie, so I won't repeat myself any more except to say that this is an excellent movie and anyone will get something from watching it - and you'll definitely laugh...

Tongue firmly in cheek, The LEGO Ninjago Movie never takes itself seriously and takes the mickey out of the very LEGO that it is made from and it's limitations. It explores the relationships between a father and his son, and even takes a brief look at child abandonment and absentee fathers. It's funny, but has an undercurrent to make you think, just as with The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is out now on Digital Download and will also be released on DVD on February 12th rrp £9.99 from all good stockists including Amazon (affiliate link*). We loved watching it again, it's great all-round family entertainment, with as much for adults as there is for the children.

Because they are awesome and deserve a mention, the Ninjago Pyjamas are from, Blue Ninja Jay is from, 3D LEGO lunchboxes made by Sambro, popcorn from the Co-Op and hair, models own. We were sent a code for the Digital Download and the bundle of goodies as shown in order to host our movie night.

*I use Amazon Affiliate links because then I earn a few pence commission if you buy through my link, but I won't overlook a better price. I'd get the guilt. 

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