SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) Tony Toscano joined Good Morning Utah with Brian Carlson to give his reviews on this box office Friday.
LEGO Ninjago Movie
Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters.
“The LEGO Ninjago Movie” is pretty much a let down when compared to the other LEGO movies. The film just doesn’t have the same sense of itself and humor associated with the LEGO film franchise. In fact, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” falls way short of the precedent set by “The LEGO Movie” and “LEGO Batman.”
That’s not saying there aren’t any laughs in the film, there are. But those laughs are strained and almost forced as the movie moves forward.
In the end “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” tries really hard for it’s audience’s approval, making the film a bit too needy to really like.
The film deserves a C and is rated PG.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is an entertaining film replete with wonderfully filmed action sequences, cool spy devices, plot twists and even a few surprising plot twists.
The film begins with a white knuckle roller coaster ride of a car chase but soon the energy begins to drizzle out as the film meanders through character introductions and plot setups.
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” needed a decisive plot allowing better interaction between the characters. The film just spends too much time on trying to recreate a villain as evil and maniacal as Samuel L. Jackson’s “Valentine,” from the first film.
The result is Julianne Moore’s evil “Poppy,” is about as sinister as a criminal from the old “Batman” TV show with more camp than menace.
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” ends up a nice romp, but falls short of the original.
It gets a C and is rated R.