Being named as The Boss Baby, the animation movie, directed by Tom McGrath, sounds like a killer concept for an animated caper to attract kids young and old. Starring Alec Baldwin to lend his calmly melodious-with-a-whiff-of-malice intonations for a tiny tycoon is right on the money and kudos to the movie’s makers for sneaking in a “Glengarry Glen Ross” gag. That being added to a plotline that pits adorable tykes vs. cuddly puppies in a cuteness competition, nothing could go wrong.
However, things seem to be going wrong in The Boss Baby HD full movie. In this case, The Boss Baby HD online tries too hard but succeeds too little. Part of the problem is its source material: Marla Frazee’s 36-page picture book from 2010. It boiled down to a precious metaphor about how a new baby in a business-suit onesie treats his parents like harried employees conducting middle-of-the-night meetings and squalling constant demands. That novel notion pops up early in the movie and produces some of the funnier and more emotionally relatable moments.
McGrath and the movie’s writer Michael McCullers add a sibling rivalry element with a seven-year-old older brother, Tim, who resents this usurper of parental love and recasts him in his imagination as a kind of briefcase-toting corporate raider of affection. Their approach borrows from Inside Out. However, that story was meticulously plotted. In The Boss Baby HD full movie, there’s a lack of logic and coherence compounded by a slapdash execution.
Efforts, are made to inject zing both visually and story-wise into the proceedings. However, instead of rightfully milking Baldwin’s bad-ass babe for all he’s worth, there are detours involving action sequences featuring the themes from ‘70s S.W.A.T. and The Six Million Dollar Man as well as a lame homage to pirate flicks. The creators of The Boss Baby HD full movie is desperately trying to find hooks for all ages to enjoy. They tease with naked bottoms, tee-hee-inducing pixelated baby privates and a wee fart that results in an expulsion of baby powder. The script even mentions “Baby Jesus” in one of the better jokes.
Their familiar voices are heard throughout The Boss Baby HD full movie. They include Tobey Maguire as the older Tim who narrates, Steve Buscemi as a villainous Puppy Co. honcho, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow as Tim’s parents. Still, none of them have the memorable impact that Baldwin has.