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New LEGO Ninjago Movie Stills and Plot Details Revealed


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 12:03 PM

USA Today has published an article unveiling new stills and plot details for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which is coming to theaters on September 22nd. The author spoke with Justin Theroux (Lord Garmadon) and Dave Franco (Lloyd Garmadon) about their characters' roles in the movie and why they think it will resonate with viewers. The new stills highlight the movie's re-imagined versions of Master Wu, Lord Garmadon, and the six ninja Kai, Zane, Cole, Jay, Nya, and Lloyd. Follow the link above for more details, then tell us your thoughts on these changes in the Talkback topic!

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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 01:42 PM

James Franco is voicing Lloyd?  :o

 

I did not know that. I don't know how I feel with him having Franco's voice. But as I try to do with any movie, I plan to wait and see a teaser and/or trailer before making any final opinions on this. 


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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 03:20 PM

James Franco is voicing Lloyd?  :o
 
I did not know that. I don't know how I feel with him having Franco's voice. But as I try to do with any movie, I plan to wait and see a teaser and/or trailer before making any final opinions on this.


Actually, it's Dave Franco, but he is his brother.

Anyway, pretty neat that the movie will have Lord Garmadon as an antagonist, like in Ninjago's first three years. There are some things that bother me, though:
1. The Ninja look like cavemen. I mean, look at their hair. Their new outfits are fine, though.
2. Koko being Lloyd's mother? Misako is Lloyd's mother. Maybe Koko is Misako's nickname, probably? I feel it's like in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series, where Norman Osborn's wife is named Martha rather than Emily in the mainstream comics. Weird.

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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 04:13 PM

 

James Franco is voicing Lloyd?  :o
 
I did not know that. I don't know how I feel with him having Franco's voice. But as I try to do with any movie, I plan to wait and see a teaser and/or trailer before making any final opinions on this.


Actually, it's Dave Franco, but he is his brother.

 


Fixed! I'm not sure whether I just misread the USA Today article or if they made a typo themselves which they've since corrected. Probably the former, though. :/


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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 04:16 PM

Taking the plot back to basics sounds cool. But yeesh, those ninja designs are awful.
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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 04:57 PM

 

 

(Chan's stunt team actually filmed the martial-arts sequences that the filmmakers animate over for the movie's fights.)

Oh I am so in.


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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 08:12 PM

I think being a fan of the TV show is going to continue to sway my opinion on this movie. I'm a huge fan of the theme and the sets, and I've greatly enjoyed the last couple of seasons of the TV show. And that said, it's hard to see the movie take their names and turn it into something fairly different. (Kind of like watching Takua turn from a resourceful adventurer from the online animations into a whiney slacker in the MoL. IMO, anyway.)

I mean, the overall premise sounds good enough, and it sounds like the fight sequences might be epic. But I'm probably going to continue comparing it less favorably to the original television show. :shrugs: That said, with the exception of Kai, the characters look pretty off.

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Posted Feb 05 2017 - 09:39 PM

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Why are they messing with a working formula?

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Posted Feb 06 2017 - 09:32 AM

Something tells me that the super cheesy Enter The Ninjago stinger wasn't meant to be satire, after all. [¦\]
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Posted Feb 06 2017 - 10:28 AM

Why are they messing with a working formula?

 

Arguably, they're just combining the formula that's been working for them with the previous Ninjago sets and TV show with the formula that's been working for them with the movies (quirky re-imaginings of familiar characters, comic actors in all the lead roles, new hair/headgear pieces that give each character a unique silhouette, storylines that gently poke fun at cliches within their genre, etc).

 

And besides, whether the movie does well or poorly, the sets and TV show will still be picking up from where they left off. So LEGO can afford to take some measured risks with this movie.


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Posted Feb 06 2017 - 10:26 PM

 

James Franco is voicing Lloyd?  :o
 
I did not know that. I don't know how I feel with him having Franco's voice. But as I try to do with any movie, I plan to wait and see a teaser and/or trailer before making any final opinions on this.


Actually, it's Dave Franco, but he is his brother.

I see. Though I do think Dave will probably be a better fit for Lloyd's voice, I was kind of getting interested to see if James Franco could actually pull it off. :P


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