DreamWorks, since the start of 2016, has however been on quite a run of bringing innovations into their films. Kung Fu Panda 3, while mostly enjoys building on the preceding Kung Fu Pandas, has that overwhelming, painterly spirit world. Trolls was nothing less than burst of creative vibe, providing the spirit of midcentury cartoon animation back to 3-D CGI production, having blast with camera angles, and feasting on playful arts as well as crafts-style texturing. And now The Boss Baby HD full movie online makes three, to my complete shock.
Even at its most sedate, The Boss Baby HD Full Movie has an unexpectedly great low-fi approach to backgrounds and character shaping, one that wouldn’t look too fancy and hard if it wasn’t so comfortably fitted to the movie’s emotional POV; and at its least sedate, the movie is having a field trip harmonizing 3-D characters and flat, heavily graphic backgrounds made from slabs of vivid color. The most obvious comparison I can make is that if The Powerpuff Girls was recreated as 3-D movie, it would look terribly like what the creators of The Boss Baby HD Full Movie have resulted in.
The Boss Baby HD Full Movie aesthetic is the greatest draw for me, but I know that it’s not going to be the same for everyone. The Boss Baby HD Online is the best movie made by any of the major animation studios (the above three, Illumination, and Blue Sky) since Pixar’s Inside Out. That’s despite having an incredibly horrible premise: you know how infants come along and they so completely in control of everything that occurs in the household, that they’re literally like the boss of the family? What if one was actually a boss? You know, dressing in a tiny business suit and tie, and was dubbed by Alec Baldwin, doing a pandering riff on his Glengarry Glen Ross screenplay that leaves a really brilliant question as to who this film’s target audience is.
I have to praise The Boss Baby HD Full Movie for having the good sense to actually treat its central metaphor like a metaphor. We’re never entirely sure whether any of this tale is actually happening, or if it’s all just a dream that 7-year-old Tim Templeton (Miles Bakshi, grandson of indie animation legend Ralph Bakshi) devises to help emotionally deal with the trauma of losing his privileged status as an only child. After all, the very first thing that Tim talks about himself (the grown Tim is voiced by Toby Maguire) is that he’s specifically adept at positioning himself into fantasy worlds. But, the fantasy worlds are always obviously determined visually, using the strong graphic flatness and bright colors I listed above. On another note, even the “real world” of The Boss Baby seems childish: it’s plainly created in patches of color and deprived of much detail, trailing into faint digital fog at a relatively shallow depth. Truthfully, of what I kept thinking were the flat, stained backgrounds in the now-22-year-old Toy Story, and I’m not completely sure that it’s a coincidence (for one thing, the plot of The Boss Baby HD Full Movie, written by Michael McCullers after Marla Frazee’s novel, is a straightforward copy of Toy Story, with “new little brother” replacing “electronic spaceman toy”). One of the most intriguing things about the movie, somewhat explained by the final sequence, is that it takes place in a chronological mix. It seems to be 1985 or so at times.
Anyway, I have gotten lost: regardless of whether the plot (having something to do with a conspiracy by the puppy corporation to flood the market on cute tiny stuffs, and an opposed conspiracy by the baby corporation to put a stop to it) “actually” takes place, it’s always clearly a possibility that what we’re seeing is a specifically fanciful, apparently socially isolated (all of Tim’s happy memories focus on his parents, narrated with warm anonymity by Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel), child’s interpretation of life as elevated by his fragmentary, comprehension of pop culture of the adult world. It’s sort of delightfully profound, especially in that ending, which is absolutely not intended to make you cry in any way, yet successfully get me choked up unexpectedly.
All of which is well and good, and lacks of one other essential aspect of The Boss Baby HD Full Movie: it’s too damn funny. Director Tom McGrath isn’t the most greatest animation directors (the majority of his feature directorial involves co-directing DreamWorks’s Madagascar movies, only the last of which is decent), but in this case, at least, he perfectly engages the comic timing of a movie in which timing is an especially visible need.
The script is too wordy, filled with quick jokes being lobbed back and forth, some of it are weird, much of its gentle sarcasm of the jargon and energy of American corporate culture (so much of the movie is a knowing stab at the merciless efficiency of the managerial class that I have to yet again wonder who this film was implying: perhaps it is that unicorn among family films, one that is both enjoyable by parents and kids for different reasons).
The Boss Baby HD Full Movie goes exactly where you expect it to, though by a slightly windier road than I anticipated; but it goes there with such commitment. I doubt that this is the final message in films about kids’ opinions about suddenly having to cope with newborn siblings, but it’s a terribly good one, and the easygoing, whimsical approach to the entire thing is absolutely delightful. Maybe I’m overrating it due to the fact it managed to exceed my expectations, but The Boss Baby HD Online is one of the most utterly, consistently satisfying movies for children I’ve seen in a long time.