Growing up, children have two enduring theories, one that Santa Claus gets them a Christmas gift and that children – brothers, sisters – come via storks. The latter concept is still not very famous in India, but it is all over the world. A young lie that’s good for a giggle when we all grow up. And it is on this concept that they went ahead and made a whole new movie. Does it entertain or does it falter because of the inanity of the concept? Read our review to find out.
The film’s set in a company called Cornerstone, that’s run by storks and is into the delivery business. The company used to deliver babies to parents earlier, but that ended when a stork, Jasper (Danny Trejo) became so attached to one of the babies that he refused to send her back to her parents. The girl, Tulip (Katie Crown) now stays with the Cornerstone employees.
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Many years later, the Boss of the company, Hunter (Kelsey Grammar) decides to hand over the mantle to the young Junior (Andy Samdberg) but he has one task to cover before all this – he has to fire Tulip.
And all along there’s this young boy, Nate (Anton Starkman), who desperately wants a baby brother. His parents, Sarah (Jennifer Aniston) and Henry (Ty Burell) are torn between the love for their son and their busy lifestyle.
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That’s easier said than done, because they both end up restarting the baby-making factory and now have to deliver the baby to the designated family. What starts as a one-off journey ends up Tulip and Junior both get deeper insights into their life and Tulip’s past.
Even though the concept is corny, Stork has a good script and the screenplay has the speed of a rabbit on steroids. There’s not a single moment where the audience feels bored or waits for the next big thing to happen. What also works for the film is the colour and vibrancy, this might be the most colourful graphics film in recent times, second only to Pixar’s Inside Out in 2015.
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But the film misses the most important thing in an animation film, jokes that are only kid-centric. This is basically a parent’s film that they can take their children to. Which is not a bad thing, but it does take away a bit from the whole animation-for-children thingie.
Voice performances all around are great and really bring out the story to the kids.
The direction by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland adds to the frenzied pace at which the film goes and plays a big role in making the film a good entertainer. The kids will definitely like the animation-action. That’s been missing from our screens for a while now.
All in all, Storks isn’t a path-breaking animation film. It discusses and addresses all the patent issues that an animation film would, loneliness, family, friendship, etc. And it does it in an entertaining way, with the USP being the core concept.
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