Thursday, December 29, 2016
#JustaQuickiePlease: Storks Review
Two new directors bring us a somewhat heartwarming fantasy tale about having pride in differences and what defines family. Although a bit predictable and sappy, with some questionable morality (customizing babies), there are genuinely funny moments; with the "wolf pack" truly being the comedic highlight of the film. The performances are solid, and they effectively tug at the heartstrings when called upon. Overall, it's a good film, not great, that will appeal to both children and adults alike. Not to mention, the animation is superior with memorable characterizations. I am genuinely shocked that this flick, with all of its pluses, didn't catch on as well as it should have. Maybe it was the fact that its story might create an issue for progressive parents who are attempting to provide their offspring a bit more realistic understanding of procreation. Or, again, maybe it was the concept of engineering prodigy that might have been slightly offputting. 2 out of 5 Kernels; somehow we made Gattaca child-friendly; who knew it only took wisecracking lupine and frolicking fowls to make that happen.