Fifth about The Seventh

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby: there are two halves-of-sorts to Tom McGrath’s film: one of them is very efficient in displaying the magic workings of a children’s mind, but those fantasy sequences have very little bearing on the plot; that other half (which comprises most of the running time and essentially the whole story) is unimaginative, cynical and unengaging. Despite it’s relatively short running time, the film drags, since there’s no emotional connection with the story, the characters or their quandaries; the lowbrow humor and the humdrum action scenes don’t help. The animation and character designs aren’t very attractive for the most part; the exception being the aforementioned fantasy sequences. Voice acting is fine; Alec Baldwin was a good choice for the titular character. Most of the song choices are odd and don’t work.

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