STORKS (G) A bun­dle bun­gle, US, 89 min

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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.

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