In the real world-to-LEGO story that the strange relic shop owner Mr. Liu tells, Lloyd Garmadon doesn’t want to face the reality that his father is the country-antagonizing villain, Lord Garmadon. When a new threat arises in the form of Meowthra (a cat), the Ninjago warriors must band together to find the Ultimate, Ultimate Weapon and stop it.
Based on the Ninjago toys/TV show, the LEGO Ninjago movie is all about finding your inner power and joining together as a team. It’s also about recognizing that the ‘enemies’ we see on the outside may not be nearly as dangerous to us as the ways that we must control our own thoughts, emotions, impulses, and fears. In the end, everyone is redeemable, so forgiveness takes a high value here. Of course, we learn about these positive ninja attributes through Liu/Wu (Jackie Chan), set up as the Mr. Miyagi of the Ninjago world!
Joining Chan in voicing the world of Ninjago are Dave Franco (as Lloyd), Justin Theroux (as bad Garmadon), Olivia Munn (as Koko, Lloyd’s mom), Michael Peña (Kai), Fred Armisen (Cole), Zach Woods (Zane), and Abbi Jacobson (Nya). Randall Park, Constance Wu, Robin Roberts, and Michael Strahan also voice characters.
On the Blu-ray combo pack, special features include “Team Supreme: Building NINJAGO,” “Rumble in the Bricks,” and “Rebrick Contest Winners” featurettes; commentary from director Charlie Bean and the crew; “Which Way to the Ocean,” “The Master,” and Zen’s Stand Up Promo” mini-movies; a Lego Ninjago TV sneak peek; music videos for “Everybody Have a Ninja Day,” “Rocktagon,” “Warlord Ballad,” and “Found My Place” (Oh, Hush! & Jeff Lewis); deleted scenes for Animation Bridge Test, Baby Fight, and Dock Scene; and outtakes!