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The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby

USA 2017

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Originaltitel:The Boss Baby
Genre:Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Regie:Tom McGrath
Produktionsland:USA 2017
Laufzeit:Ca. 97 Min
FSK:From 6 years
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Tim leads a perfect life as an only child. His parents give him love and attention and the boy enjoys the many little rituals they share with him. But this ends abruptly when a little brother spreads in the family. The newcomer robs the parents of time and sleep, so that Tim is more and more pushed aside. The adults don't even seem to notice that there's something wrong with the baby. After all, it always has a suit on, came to the family by taxi and carries a briefcase around with it. And indeed, the baby has a secret: it is a spy who has to find out what revolutionary idea is being worked on in the company Tim's parents work for. Because there seems to be a gigantic conspiracy at work to displace babies on the popularity scale of cute dog puppies. And Boss Baby has to prevent that in any case…

The idea of "The Boss Baby", which was taken from a picture book by Marla Frazee, is really nice in itself. How babies are chosen, whether they come to a family or whether they are sent directly to the administration, is quite original and funny. And yet the film as a whole is once again a prime example of what goes wrong with so many animated films at the moment. There seems to be a list somewhere at the studios that is meticulously ticked off to guarantee the success of such movies. There is little room for real ingenuity and the elaboration of good ideas. The Boss Baby has some of those to offer. But these are almost completely diluted by pressing them into the scheme-F.

That there are, as always, scenes with the obligatory 3-D roller coaster effect, is unfortunately already absolute standard. But the fact that one of the children who belongs to the Boss Baby team looks almost exactly like little Agnes from the "I - Simply Incorrigible" films is a perfect example of how little creativity and how much pure calculation there is in such films. Fortunately, there are still some animated films that show a high degree of originality or can entertain well even if they make use of some well-known elements. But "The Boss Baby" is unfortunately not one of them.

Sure, the movie has a certain entertainment value, especially for younger viewers. But he doesn't have any identity except for his nice basic idea. It's a shame that so little has been made of such an imaginative template just to make a lot of money and get some cheap laughs - even if there's a big audience for movies like this. If you can't get enough of farting babies and colorful, shrill animation adventures off the peg, you'll be served absolutely well here and will have a lot of fun. But if you expect really original and clever fun for young and old due to the nice idea, you might be a little disappointed. Therefore the following applies: With some deductions still worth seeing!

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