Ninjago – Masters of Spinjitzu Rebooted: Season 3 (DVD) – Series Review
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Director: Peter Hausner, Michael Helmut Hansen, Trylle Vilstrup, Jens Møller
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Duration: 8 x 22 minutes

Ninjago – Masters of Spinjitzu Rebooted: Season 3 (DVD) – Series Review

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We all know them, the little Lego toy bricks we used to play with as a child, and the minion-like little men to come with it. These yellow creatures came to life once again for the third season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Rebooted. It seems like Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane are needed once again in the seemingly peaceful Ninjago City, as danger is lurking just around the corner. Time for the Ninja to join forces and conquer the Overlord once and for all. Ninja-go!

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After conquering the Overlord last season, peace has returned to Ninjago City, and technology booms. As the Ninja don’t seem to be needed any longer, our heroes become teachers in a secondary school. One day they go on a school trip to the city, which has completely transformed after the technical revolution. There they meet Cyrus Borg (Lee Tockar). Borg is a scientist and head of Borg Industries, and also created the Nindroid army. He summons the (ex-)Ninjas, warning them that the Overlord is still alive. He lives in the Digiverse now, and will do everything in his power to escape and rule the world. In order to do that, he needs to steal Lloyd’s (Jillian Michaels) golden power. Soon the Overlord finds out about the meet up and all hell breaks loose. To make matters even worse, he turns all Nindroids against them. Looks like the Ninja are still needed after all. Borg gives them golden weapons, which enable them to hack into the systems of the Overlord’s technologies, thus being able to use these technologies themselves. Nonetheless, it will be hard to stop the Overlord escaping the Digiverse, as he has accomplices on the ground as well. Luckily they can count on the help of Sensei Wu (Paul Dobson), Lord Garmadon (Mark Oliver) and Nya (Kelly Metzger), and let’s not forget about P.I.X.A.L., Primary Interactive X-ternal Assistant Life-form (Jennifer Hayward), who is a Nindroid, created by Cyrus Borg to be his personal assistant. She was hacked by the Overlord for a short while, but will now prove to be a vital player in the Ninja’s attempt to conquer the Overlord once and for all.

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While everything was finally peaceful at the end of season two, it might seem an easy option to base season three on the fact that the Overlord turns out to be alive after all. Nonetheless, the story evolves so quickly from there on, that it’s actually no bother at all. The story moves at a very fast pace. Each episode there is plenty of action, that nonetheless always proves to be vital to the storyline. Besides all the action, it’s also nice to see that the heroes have their flaws too, and still have to learn a lot about life. The most obvious example here is the love triangle between Nya, Jay (Michael Adamthwaite) and Cole (Kirby Morrow). The two men often behave like children, trying to get into Nya’s favor, which provides some funny scenes. The love story between Zane (Brent Miller) and P.I.X.A.L. proves to be quite a different one, often providing a welcome recess in between. Overall the characters have quite a bit of flesh to them, making them appear more human. They may be the heroes who will have to save Ninjago City, but they too have to learn how to fight and how to find solutions for every problem they might face.

Humor is probably one of the series’ best assets, making the whole a lot less serious in just an instant. The postman, although probably one of the most meaningless characters in the whole season, is actually one of the funniest too, often just being funny by being dumb. This way every episode keeps being interesting to watch.

Voice acting is very nicely done, again adding to the liveliness of the series, and the music provides the right mood for every scene.

Overall, season three of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu looks very nice, with a lot of attention to detail. Animations are very smooth, and almost make you forget that you are in fact watching Lego toys, come to life.

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The only real downside about this series is that there are never any extras to come with it. It would have been nice to have had some insight in the making of the series, or just some remarks by the director. Of course this does not affect the series itself, which looks very good nonetheless.

Conclusion

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu Rebooted: Season 3 is a really well animated series, full of action and humor. Although the ending might seem a tad predictable, seeing the series targets children age six and older, it is actually not. There are a lot of elements that are unexpected and refreshing throughout the whole series. It’s almost a shame that there are only eight episodes to watch. We’re definitely looking forward to season 4!

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  1. […] Season three of the Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu has only just been reviewed by us, and here we are, ready to present you with our findings of season four.  It’s time to follow the Ninja in a new adventure, this time not in New Ninjago City, but on Master Chen’s island. There they will partake in the Tournament of Elements. But beware, only one can remain. […]

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