Movie | The action-packed Lego Ninjago Movie takes a serious turn
by Bob Brown
Posted 9/28/17, 03:30 pm
Kids’ movies often avoid tackling weighty matters because of the intended audience’s immaturity. Such films typically settle for lessons like “The strongest weapon is inside you,” as Master Wu (voiced by Jackie Chan) teaches his young protégés in the mildly funny Lego Ninjago Movie. But this film’s writers, by dealing squarely with absentee fatherhood, seem determined to go where few animated movies have gone before.