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9/22 Movie Trip

We’ve been playing with Legos since 1949. In the last few years, the toy you can’t help but step on has moved to the big screen. Lego Ninjago is the third movie to hit the big screen, but is it worth the trip? Paul Mcguire Grimes tells us.

 

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (theatrical release)

A wise old shopkeeper turns storyteller for a young boy that enters his store. The boy shows the old man his Lego figurine that’s a bit worn. The shopkeeper in turn pulls out an old figurine of a ninja master named Mr. Wu and tells boy the legend of the city of Ninjago. In Ninjago, Lloyd Garmadon is a down on his luck kid who has to live with the reputation of being the son of the evil Lord Garmadon. The other kids in school want nothing to do with him. The only friends he has are the members of the ninja task force he’s a part of. All six of them have elemental powers and are trained by Mr. Wu. Lord Garmadon and his army come crashing into Ninjago attempting to conquer the city only to be temporarily thwarted by the ninjas. What he doesn’t realize is that one of the ninjas he’s trying to take down is his estranged son. In attempt to stop his dad, Lloyd used a secret weapon that unleashes an even greater villain, Meowthra, a live action cat.

Is It Worth Your Trip to the Movies? Easy entertainment for the kids even if it’s not as original as the others

RATING: 2.5 out of 5 TICKET STUBS

 

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (theatrical release)

The death of his former mentor has been a huge blow for Eggsy. He’s trying to work his way up as a member of the Kingsman secret spy organization only to be faced with another huge setback for the organization. This time it’s at the hands of a baker named Poppy. She sounds innocent but runs an undercover drug cartel in the middle of the jungle. Her compound is masked as a bakery, salon, a movie theater, and a variety of other storefronts. Poppy’s first big move involves blowing up every Kingsman agency in England including the homes of its various agents. Eggsy and fellow agent Merlin drown their sorrows in a bottle of whiskey only to find a clue taking them to a Kentucky bourbon distillery. Like any good spy film, this distillery is actually the location of the U.S. agency known as The Statesman. Poppy’s reign continues as she starts lacing her drugs with a virus causing her victim’s a blue rush among other symptoms. The Kingsman team up with the Statesman in order to track her down and stop the virus from reaching the masses.

Is It Worth Your Trip to the Movies? Only if you were a fan of the first, and even then, you may be disappointed.

RATING: 2.5 out of 5 TICKET STUBS