STORKS (2016) Review
Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
More than a year after the critically acclaimed and box-office success of the animated film “The Lego Movie,” Warner Animations Group is back with a family friendly movie less innovative but still fun and charming.
The film tells about a Stork named Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg), who’ve been on the top of his job delivering appliances. Gone are the days when Storks deliver babies to hopeful people to have a family of their own. Of course, this all sound crazy but it’s a fiction film. One orphan left with the Storks, Tulip (voiced by Katie Crown) accidentally created a new baby but as she’s Junior’s responsibility for him to get promoted. So, Junior and Tulip are in for the adventure of a lifetime, and they begin to know each other and have special connection as friends and maybe as a family.
Storks started out tedious, there’s a lot of going on visually and narratively, and you’ll probably have a hard time understanding its main character for its lousy introduction. But once the story goes to how Junior and Tulip unconsciously bonds, the film gets to be this charming, full of laughs and close-to-the-heart familiar adventure that will not just satisfy the kids but also the adults for its wit and high entertainment value.
Storks may not be as original as other animated films but watching it is a time spent well.
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Storks” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.