The Boss Baby is an animated comedy film starring Alec Baldwin as Boss Baby, a spy sent down to a family to investigate a secret war between babies and puppies.
There are a lot of things wrong in this film, but let’s start of with some good parts. First of all the cast is pretty great. Baldwin has Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel and Tobey Maguire as co actors in this all star comedy by Dream Works Animation.
Baldwin shines in the role as a gigantic baby. He is funny, has some amazing punch lines and the animation is astonishing. It is pure Dreamworks magic and pleasing movie to look at. The music is composed by the genius Hans Zimmer, and is a piece of movie history by itself. It is a beautiful soundtrack.
So the story is simple. We have Boss Baby. a corporate baby on secret formula so he has the mind of an adult. Puppies are stealing babies love and he is being sent to find out more about a “Secret Puppy” that might run Baby Corp out of business. The Boss Baby is a story of how a young boy struggles for attention when he gets a little brother.
Sadly the nice animation and all-star cast can’t make up for the fact that the movie mostly tries to shove poop jokes down the viewers throat and it get’s way too much. The film has some humoristic highlights but the amount of poop and fart jokes appeal to 8 year olds that would not understand the point of the movie.
Tom McGrath is a famous name in animation. Responsible for both writing and directing the incredible Madagascar series, he is usually known to be a pretty good director/animator. and even though Dreamworks is known for having humour meant for both children and adults in their movies. The Boss Baby takes it to new highlights. The weak script ruins what could have been a memorable piece of animation.
So overall The Boss Baby is a bit of a disappointment. The weak script and forced jokes ruins a movie that is actually trying to tell a pretty important story, of how this young boy has to cope with losing parts of his parents attention to his little brother. It is a movie worth seeing for the good score and the all-star cast. But it is a movie Dreamworks Animation will probably try to forget, pretty fast.