STORKS (G) A bundle bungle, US, 89 min
While it can sometimes be as intermittently enjoyable as the current box-office hit The Secret Life of Pets, Storks settles into an average groove much earlier on. You will immediately identify the good stuff when it does burst into view but the rest can often get annoyingly shrill and repetitive. The core concept certainly carries its fair share of potential. Contrary to widespread knowledge, storks are no longer in the business of delivering babies to expectant parents. Instead, the birds have gotten all businesslike, and now run a FedEx-like parcel delivery service from a dispatch bunker high above the clouds. So far, so interesting, huh? So you would think. Unfortunately, Storks is charged with a needy, noisy, nervous energy that soon has it dashing off in every direction at once. Discerning viewers over the age of about nine will find it hard to ignore the film is in one heck of a rush to get to nowhere in particular.