The Boss Baby
HERE ARE SO many conflicting reports about this movie, we’re not sure what to believe. The general consensus is, it’s not as good as a Pixar animation both visually and in terms of the writing, but it isn’t bad. Some people also love it and others absolutely despise it. All we can seem to fathom is, whereas Pixar produces equal laughs and points of emotion for adults and kids, The Boss Baby appears to be solely aimed at a younger audience. Judging from the sheer volume of PR campaign materials out there (the rule is; the more adverts and personal appearances by actors, the worse the film), it doesn’t appear to be a hit with kids either.
The only conceit the picture possesses is that the main character, an animated baby, is voiced by the gravelly silver fox Alec Baldwin and wears a suit. The rest of the plot is incidental and not particularly engaging. There’s a secret war between babies and puppies. Puppies are getting more love than babies and it is The Boss Baby’s job to find out why, all the while gradually healing the rift between his jealous older brother and he. We’re not overly impressed.
Rotten Tomatoes gives it 52%
Trivia: Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow also star.