Movie Review - Storks

Attributes: Movie Reviews

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston, Danny Trejo, and Stephen Kramer Glickman.

So, the plot of the movie has a bizzare alternate universe phenomenon where birds (in this case, the Storks) seem to be the superior species and not the humans particularly. Where babies can be ordered and churned out of a manufacturing facility that has the IP rights of the Storks. So, the Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. 

The movie draws parallels between a high pressure, extremely efficient corporate environment like in the human world and the diligent flock of storks. Where everyday life is ruled by only plans, goals and delivery. In another part of the world, the same is portrayed in a human colony, lost and consumed in the dog eats dog and workaholic world. Where time for your own offspring and kids is a luxury and when received is not appreciated. Storks does a fine job at portraying this through humour, which strangely makes it a movie for the adults than the kids.

What happens when some of the most popular, new-age and leading stand up and sketch comedians come together? Ridiculously hilarious and bizzare they are; add to that an animated production and you have Storks. If you love the sketch series, Key and Peele, this one will resonate with you for its good share of their brand of slapstick humour. The ridiculousness does not stop to tickle your funny bone. Andy Samberg's voice-over for protagonist Stork Junior's character is funny, sarcastic yet loving. Katie Crown's voice portrayal of Orphan Tulip, the sloppy human character is phenomenal with immense variations include mimicking.

Largely, the movie is very consistent in terms of technical execution. However, the pacing seems erratic. Some sequences are dragged unnecessarily which hampers the flow of the story. Although, completely pardonable. The movie gives an interesting play of sound design where some sequences are complemented with some seemingly original compositions. A action sequence in the run-up to the climax has no predictable background music but only the muffled sounds of the animated props.

On a serious note, Storks is essentially a depiction which does not send out, give out, but emanates a truth about the courage that only Art has to stand up to the follies of the modern world rather than give in.

If you are looking to get a dose of good humour and de-stress yourself with a decent movie this week, we would totally recommend Storks. 

3 Shors out of 5!

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