Storks: Movie Review
"Storks" left us with a huge surprise. Our pretensions towards "Storks" was, let's just say, mostly negative. Its odd premise didn't sell itself and the trailers were stale. But the end product was ultimately witty, hilariously funny and most importantly, heart-warming. Even its scattered, shotgun approach storytelling does not stop "Storks" into equating to a wholly family-friendly fun experience.
Storks deliver babies or at least they used to. Due to an incident that happened 18 years ago, now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Cornerstore.com. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing an adorable – and wholly unauthorized – baby girl. His promotion in peril and desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss finds out, Junior and his human friend Tulip (Katie Crown) race to make their first-ever baby drop.
"Storks" at first glance isn't the best idea to base a film on. The concept is odd, weird and perplexing. And that oddity actually shows up in the film. It begs the question where babies come from and it only gives an alternative. The overall vibe for "Storks" is like that. It's definitely hilarious but it isn't too clean of a movie. Adults will find a lot of plot holes but younger audiences won't even notice a thing. This is connected to how "Storks" is structured. It feels like its made up of short comedy skits, which turn out to be extremely hilarious themselves, but wrecks the cohesiveness of the film. Even with this, "Storks" actually has a lot of heart. We found ourselves more than surprised on how invested we were with the characters and when the time came to be emotional, we found ourselves instantly connecting. While "Storks" has its faults, its comedic prowess more than makes up for those.
Why you should watch it:
- the film was extremely hilarious
- the characters were easily likable and engaing
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story was simple yet scattered
Labels adventure, Andy Samberg, animated, buddy, comedy, Danny Trejo, family, Jennifer Aniston, Jordan Peele, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelsey Grammer, movie review, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Storks, Ty Burrell