Find the ninja within ya - new NINJAGO Movie poster revealed

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"FIND THE NINJA WITHIN YA"; that's the advice emblazoned on this new, action-packed poster for Warner Bros. Pictures' The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

In it, Kai (Michael Peña), Jay (Kumail Nanjiani), Cole (Fred Armisen), Zane (Zach Woods) and Nya (Abbi Jacobson) descend from a bamboo forest, led by Green Ninja Lloyd Garmadon (Dave Franco). What are they up to? Who knows! All I know is that a second trailer, and the film itself, can't come soon enough.

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie arrives in theaters on September 22nd. Let us know what you think of the poster in the comments below, and catch a larger photo after the break!

The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.

 

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21 comments on this article

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By in Viet Nam,

didn't know there were bamboos the size of minifigs' hands

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By in United States,

I have to admit: the movie's growing on me. I might even end up watching it with an open mind.

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By in United States,

Nice!!

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By in Canada,

I'm certainly not as excited as some of you but think I might go see it as well. Just out of curiosity.

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By in United States,

Love it! My son would love to see it hanging in his room! We are looking forward to the movie and some of the sets!

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By in United States,

Hype level is well over 9000

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By in United Kingdom,

A touch of House of Flying Daggers about it.

Really dislike the use of 'Ya' there. That alone would put me off the film.

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By in United States,

I was initially skeptical after reading the official synopsis, however I believe this movie is starting to grow on me!

I love how Jay's bamboo stalk is breaking : )

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By in Norway,

it's really annoying that the plants aren't lego!

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By in Sweden,

I wasn't that hyped for the Lego batman movie but this one is just... I have no words...

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By in United States,

Love that tagline. Also interesting is how Nya is wearing the old mask from 2014 that only covers her mouth.

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By in United States,

And we can't even get LEGO reeds in this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome!!

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By in United States,

@Toc13

Would you rather have "find the ninja within you" which doesn't rhyme as well as "ninja within ya" ?

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By in United States,

^ Exactly my thoughts! ;-)

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By in Venezuela,

Very cool poster, and I think this cinematic Wu-Cru's personalities are starting to show:

Lloyd: The undisputed leader. He's showing the way, first and closest to our POV.
Nya: Agile, maybe similar to Kai. She's standing on an angled stalk.
Kai: Serious, very concentrated. He's just grabbing onto his stalk, no silly poses. He watches something fiercely, sword in hand.
Cole: Strong, laid-back, quite self-confident. He's only grabbing by his legs, clearly showing off.
Zane: Focused, calculating, efficient (He's a Nindroid, after all). He's holding with his hands only, somehow balancing his bow with his foot. He coldly stares at us.
Jay: Friendly, likes talking, probably a bit insecure. He's holding tightly to his stalk, which is about to break (tough luck).

I like how we see the 4 original Ninja in the upper half, masked like when we first met them.
Kai is the only one with shoulder armour, Zane's gi has very clean straight lines, and Cole's has no sleeves. All this fits with their possible personalities.
Between this and the City Chase set, Nya seems to be gathering relevance.

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By in Sweden,

Jay looks scared!

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By in Sweden,

The more posters and Lego sets I see, the more I get hyped for a movie I initially thought was a bad concept. Silly me...

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By in United States,

I think the studio has found a groove. Lord and Miller have been involved in all three (The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie) and I think the self-aware, genre-savvy humor, combined with the gorgeous CGI, is what really makes these films great (for me, at least).

They don't take themselves too seriously. They poke fun at LEGO. They poke fun at pop culture. They poke fun at other properties. They poke fun at tropes and cliches, even while using those very tropes to move the plot! I've been impressed with the writing so far, and I have high hopes that The LEGO Ninjago Movie will continue in that same vein.

As with Pixar films, they can be enjoyed by both children and adults on different levels. I definitely share my son's excitement for the LEGO Ninjago Movie.

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By in United States,

@Erylion: Your review is good but I think it leaves out another strong aspect of the Lego movies so far—they all have had very profound and sincere emotional cores. You actually feel for the characters and their struggles, unlike with the paper-thin cliche plot in, say, Clutch Powers.

The pictures we've seen of the Ninjago movie sets give me a feeling it may well follow this pattern—the "Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon" has an interior that seems to be packed full of what look like Garmadon family heirlooms, including what seems to be a wall scroll of baby Lloyd, while I think I also see a family photo beside Wu's bed in the Destiny's Bounty.

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By in United States,

@Lyichir: Agreed. I heard a few complaints about the live-action ending to The LEGO Movie, but as both an AFOL and a father, it really hit home for me and turned a fun movie into a meaningful movie.

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