Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Dec 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A young boy gets suspicious of his new baby brother when things start to become quite strange in their house.
My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve been avoiding for quite some time due to the fact that I rarely heard anything good about it from anyone over the age of 12.
I recall the cries of despair last year when this film got an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature and that also didn’t help me rush out to watch it even though my kids watch it over and over.
I finally decided to check this out and was very surprised that it actually was quite enjoyable since it has an interesting if not far fetched premise.
The casting of Alec Baldwin as the baby was a great move and he truly seems to embody this character quite well both in speech and mannerisms.
The story itself is multilayered and can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike as long as they take things for what they are worth.
This film is filled with lots and lots of pop culture references from the 80’s and 90’s and that adds even more to the enjoyment of this film as we see it all play out.
Again, the overall plot is a bit far fetched, but if one takes into mind the possibility of it being realistic, it helps add so much to the way that this storyline can be perceived.
I’m now quite curious as to what they will do for the sequel that is currently in the works.
Bottom Line – Great idea that works quite well. Casting Baldwin as the baby was a brilliant choice because he embodies this character so well. The story itself can be enjoyed on multiple levels which allows both kids and adults to savor the story for what it’s worth. The amount of pop culture references are very apparent and that helps add to the enjoyment of this film’s plot despite it being quite far fetched. Can’t wiat to see what they plan to do with the planned sequel. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Young Timothy (Miles Bakshi) has a Gandalf-themed alarm clock. Bakshi’s grandfather, Ralph Bakshi, directed the original The Lord of the Rings (1978). (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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