The Boss Baby (2017)
Tim is a 7 year old kid who lives with his parents and new baby brother, however, his brother isn’t what he seems. First off, his brother arrives in a taxi wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. Instantly Tim knows something isn’t right and the sibling rivalry is on, but when his infant brother begins to talk, Tim can’t help but be shocked. His brother tells him that he is a spy on a secret mission to keep babies cuter than puppies because apparently that is a problem to worry about where they live.
From the advertisement for this movie, it looked like it was going to be as bad as Smurfs, Garfield or Scooby-Doo, because they focus so much on “the Boss Baby,” however, this movie is about brothers bonding and doing something together as they learn to love and appreciate each other. The focus on Tim is quite high and that seemed to be something left out of the marketing, and for some adults, that might have affected their decision to take their kids to see this.
Don’t get me wrong, even though this isn’t garbage, it still isn’t Pixar quality story telling. Alec Baldwin is a perfect voice for Boss Baby and the banter he has with Tim is quite funny at times. Yes, there were moments I laughed out loud so that has to say something, but there still are many parts that had me rolling my eyes due to the stupidity. Just like Trolls, I think this is a movie that adult can handle once with their kids, and then never see it again. At the end of the day, this is a movie to purely watch with your kids, but be careful or they will want to watch it over and over and over… so think twice before showing this to them. Co-starring the voices of Jimmy Kimmel, Miles Bakshi, Tobey Maguire and Steve Buscemi.
5/10 Stars – It wasn’t Pixar, but it also wasn’t garbage. Adults can handle this maybe 1 time through but your kids will get hooked, so beware!