LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

TV review by Lien Murakami, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Fun and action-packed ... for an extended toy commercial.

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age 7+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 7+

Based on 129 reviews

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age 9+

Toxic Masculinity for a New Generation

Wow. I can't believe we are still promoting this level toxic masculinity in the 21st Century. I appreciate the Sensei chiming in with wisdom here and there but 90% of this show is these 4 obnoxious little boys bragging about who is more awesome and trying to show each other up. They are completely obsessed with fighting, weapons, cars that go vroom, and just generally showing off. They strive to be heroes not because they want to help but because they want to be #1. They only care about who gets to become The Green Ninja. (i.e.: The Best Ninja) The Sensei does his best to teach the boys good lessons but he is treated as a side character and tends to get shoved into the background. As of course does the only female character, Nya. She starts out as having the stereotypical roles of "damsel in distress" and "love interest". They make a half-decent attempt to give her some agency by making her a secret samurai who often saves the day, but generally her character is given 2nd class status. She rarely appears and when she does is usually performing some sort of domestic function along with the "old man" sensei. If your kids watch this, particularly if they are boys, talk to them about respect and kindness. Make sure they know there is more to life than "winning". Teach them about problem solving that doesn't involve punching or blowing things up. Shows like this are why little boys grow up to be violent, abusive, emotional cripples.
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