The animation was unexpectedly charming but what took it to the next level was the sharp humour which really elevated the whole movie making it digestible for parents as well. The best way to describe this movies aesthetics is to say it was a complete sugar rush. The film was written and directed by Nicholas Stoller who has been a part of movies such as Bad Neighbours and The Muppets.
Filled with silly sight gags and a script that is smarter than average, this animated comedy turns out to be an enticing adventure. The comedy as mentioned before is one of its high points because it gives the dialogue an improvisational quality which keeps any audience giggling all the way through but at the same time, unsure of what will happen next. Some may say that the plot is fairly predictable but the way in which it plays out is most definitely not.
The storyline is based around the Storks and their decision to stop delivering babies and start delivering parcels instead for more money. The characters are ridiculously loveable, such as Pigeon Toady (Stephen Kramer Glickman) who is an amusingly, slimy, corporate spy. The artic wolves add the doses of suspense (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele).
The use of colour is very energetic so you don’t really mind the fact that the plot doesn’t make much sense. The animators need to be commended for their bravery in filling the screen up with everything they could think of. The scenes which are purely action are sometimes a bit too exhilarating for the ordinary viewer in respect to this type of movie and paired with the crazy colours and textures it won’t be farfetched to say that it is a bit too much. The most unique aspect of the movie was having an absolutely adorable baby at the center of all the chaos. This made everyone stop so that they could gush over the cuteness for a bit. The movie pulls on your heart strings when Nates yearning for a sibling and when Junior is determined to be the best in his job.
Overall, the loose style of dialogue gives the movie its zing. Whether you can admit it or not, the movie does have a sweet message for all viewers. To say that the movie was visually entertaining is an understatement. It is definitely a winner from a child’s point of view due to the frantic pace at which it runs at. The energy of the movie will either make you feel completely repulsed or completely thrilled. There is no in-between with Storks.
Star Rating: 2.5/5