So I know this movie came out in 2016 but I saw it a few days ago for the first time.  Since I want to give my opinion of it, I don’t see why I shouldn’t write a review.  I’d probably write a review of Sanjuro when I watch it for the first time and that movie came out in 1962.  Basically, just because the movie isn’t recent doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t be allowed to write my thoughts about it.  That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

So what exactly do I have to say about a film set in a world where babies aren’t born the natural way, they are delivered by storks.  And now, those storks have decided to instead deliver packages.  Which I assume means no babies have been born for the past…years?

Honestly, this is a movie where you can’t use logic to understand it.  In fact, I would say that using logic on this movie would be a big disservice to it.  It’s not that kind of a movie.  What it is is a film where the creators try to cram as much humor into each scene as possible, regardless of whether or not it made sense.  And honestly, that’s probably why I ended up enjoying myself.

A lot of this movie isn’t perfect.  It feels more like this movie goes from scene to scene, checking off boxes to make sure that they have every piece of a typical animated movie.  Two main characters who want nothing to do with each other but bond over shared experience?  Check.  Secret bad guy?  Check.  Two main characters separate because of a secret?  Check.  All the way down the list, even to the point where it doesn’t make sense and character motivations suffer.

Still, despite all of that, I still laughed at the sheer ridiculousness of it all.  And in the end, I suppose that’s all this movie is trying to do.  Would I recommend it?  Only if it’s the last thing you possibly have to watch.


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