The movie made a cash-grabbing attempt to squeeze in celebrity appearrances from Jackie-Chan, newscasters Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan, and Dave Franco. Additionally it is full of unnecessary and irrelevant 80s film references, such as to Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the Breakfast Club. These movies, plus references to several super-violent martial arts films make for a movie that will be more loud than funny to it's young audience by being too far over their heads, in addition to being inappropriate and awkward to explain. The entire plot of the movie is so heavily reliant on tropes that it can be summed up ,easily,without taking the trouble to watch it as this: Green Ninja Lloyd has to forgive his supervillain deadbeat dad Lord Garmadon before he can lead the ninja and after his dad proves completely unworthy of forgiveness he does so anyway, leading to an ending where Lloyd leads the ninja, his dad gives up his quest for power to become a waiter, and everyone forgives Garmadon even though he tried to kill them because their hero the Green Ninja forgave him and because the giant cat they thought he controlled was cute. Doesn't follow the TV storyline, because here all 6 ninja know each other from the beginning, they are originally robot pilots, and the green ninja has no elemental superpowers but is merely named green because in the film green symbolizes life and he provides the "life" of the ninja-team by being the one to hold them together.