The Boss Baby

Boys may disapprove watching brothers’ slug it out in sibling rivalry mode. They prefer the excitement and flare of an action blockbuster like Transformers and Star Wars. However, they may see the lighter side of The Boss Baby.

Watching sibling rivalry isn’t the favorite movie pastime of boys, but they should like watching a baby wearing a manager’s suit, shades, and carrying a briefcase. He is the kind of quirky character with attitude and personality that boys love.  This is the boss baby.

He becomes the younger brother of Tim, whose parents work for Puppy Co, and there is lots of sibling rivalry, but the attraction for the boys and the girls for that matter will be the boss baby himself.

The boss baby (Alec Baldwin) is from Baby Corp so isn’t officially seven-year old Tim’s brother, but Tim and his parent’s believe they are brothers. The boss baby’s entrance into Tim’s world is to find out more about Puppy Co’s latest product.

Puppies are more adorable than babies these days so Baby Corp is on the game to improve their business. Mom and Dad, who are Puppy Co employees and parents of Tim, are oblivious to the Boss Baby’s mission, except Tim, who finds out.

If you want an animated family film to see with the whole family then this is the one. It is not a beautiful animation, but the animated style does fit in nicely with the casual flare of The Boss Baby. There’s action, spectacle, humor, and secondary characters that add spice—the things a good family film needs when it’s done well and it is done well in The Boss Baby’s case. It’s a roller coaster ride that leaves something to the imagination and is a well-conceived, heart-warming tale.

The Boss Baby, Director: Tom McGrath, Genre: Animation, Year: 2017, Rating: 8/10

Author: peteswriting

I am a published, experienced writer. Many of the publications I have written for have shut up shop. My first job was a one page film review column every quarter. I did that for four years and then the magazine closed down. For ten years after, I wrote instinctive film reviews on a regular basis for a website, then I left. During that time I contributed faith-based and topical news and features to several publications especially Challenge Weekly (which closed down) and after Challenge still contributed on occasion to other publications. In 2014-16, I regularly contributed to faces.org.nz (which is now suspended) and for about eighteen months was an entertainment columnist for Beliefnet.com. Some of my work is linked to below as well as links to my latest blogs.

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