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A new baby arrives home to a young boy's suspicious disapproval. Unbeknownst to the blissfully ignorant parents, the baby immediately shows signs of un-baby like behavior in the forms of upright walking, business suit wearing, and full grown cocky dialogue. When caught by the young boy, the baby reveals that he's a representative for a baby run company that's trying to figure out why the world's babies have been losing the love from adults to other cute things, and how to stop it. Damn puppies!
Together they decide to put aside their differences and work on the crisis. Okay, I'll buy that. Will the baby ever escape the confines of suburban life? Will the young boy win back the unshared love of his parents? And aren't spicy tuna rolls dangerous for an infant's digestive system? What do I know? I can't even tell if this kid's adopted or not.
My Prediction- Look, Dreamworks Animation is still one of the best in the business, a talking baby is always funny, and Alec Baldwin (The Cat in the Hat) is a great actor with plenty of charisma to fill an entire movie. Having said that, the premise isn't anything special and much of the humor looks more adult relatable than kid friendly. That's fine with me, but it looks kind of weird when a kid's film is being enjoyed more by a fat middle-aged man in a theater, than by the snot-nosed demographic surrounding him. Not a great cartoon to be sure, however The Boss Baby will not be a Piece Of Diaper Dumpage.
The moment I saw the first trailer, with the baby character wearing a suit, suckling a bottle and slapping his mom's hand to keep her from touching said bottle, I knew that this movie might have potential. Still, it's a family/kids comedy movie, but Alec Baldwin, plays a baby, that is trying to save the world. Typical, and predictable, The Boss Baby is still going to be a better movie than the Power Rangers, CHiPs, and Fist Fight. Which isn't saying much. But it won't suck. Also, it's like our only alternative to what's already out there, so we're seeing this.
It Won't Suck.
The Boss Baby (2017)
PG | 1h 37min | Animation, Comedy, Family | 31 March 2017 (USA)
A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Director: Tom McGrath
Writers: Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee (based on the book by)
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel