“A single metaphor can give birth to love”, once wrote Milan Kundera. However, for all his genius, what the great Czech novelist failed to predict is that a sole metaphor can also give birth to a quite tolerable movie for children in which Alec Baldwin dubs a business-minded newborn infant. Dreamworks Animation’s The Boss Baby HD online isn’t — as the unenlightened audiences might reasonably assume — just a disposable animation about an ultra-intelligent kid who becomes the CEO of a huge corporation. But it isn’t just only that. No, The Boss Baby HD online is as well, like, one of those films that’s has to do with something.
This The Boss Baby Movie Review now is about how kids are like the, ready?, BOSS of the family, forcing everyone in the house to adapt to their schedule and whims. It’s about how hard it can be for a child who’s grown used to life as an only child, and fears that there’s only so much love to give.
Most importantly, it’s about paying Alec Baldwin a tremendous sum of money just to read “Cookies are for closers.”
Relatively loosely based on Marla Frazee’s 2010 children’s novel goes by the same name, The Boss Baby HD full movie online is the resourcefully told story of a seven-year-old called Tim (narrated by Miles Christopher Bakshi), whose peaceful childhood is made all the better by his overactive fantasy. Tim is every wealthy white kid who grew up to become a storyteller: He’s got more creativity than he knows what to use it for, and so he turns everything involves his rather normal life into an extravagant journey.
Waking up turns into a conversation with a wizard (his talking alarm is a total knock-off of Gandalf called Wizzy), dinner becomes a weird chase through the Congo, and the ordinary act of going downstairs turns into an under the sea trip on a nuclear submarine. At night, Tim’s beloved parents (Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow) calm him down with the Beatles’ “Blackbird” sing-along. His mother is clearly pregnant, but the child doesn’t appear to care. “Do you want a little brother?” asks his father. “No, thanks” he returns. Tim is utterly cool with how things are — he keeps in mind that three is the perfect figure, that a triangle is the strongest shape in nature.
The Boss Baby HD online messes around with Tim’s inner mind with the tireless craze of a sugar rush, adhering to what audiences have come to anticipate from the studio behind “Turbo” and “The Croods” (what Dreamworks is missing in artistry they make up for for with raw energy). Luckily, “Madagascar” director Tom McGrath has tons of visually witty methods to have some fun between fantasy and reality. By the time Boss Baby comes into the house dressed in a suit and tie and carrying a small briefcase, it’s easy enough to make out between what’s taking place in Tim’s house and what’s taking place in Tim’s mind.
What’s happening in Tim’s house is quite easy to break down: He’s petrified that he’s going to be replaced. What’s happening in Tim’s head is what happens when an infant’s logic meets a screenwriter’s command. Expanding the premise for a good Pixar short into the kind of an tiring 97-minute running time, The Boss Baby HD online fantasizes a gloomy fanciful mythology for its diaper-filling namesake, cramping in his unfriendly takeover of Tim’s family with some vivid nonsense about a corporation ruled by toddlers (added with imagery inspired from “The Apartment”) and a magical formula that stops people from growing older.
It’s an approach that exploits the movie’s original concept for all its worth, while at the same time forcing the story away from the simple jokes which bring it life. Seeing Tim chase after his younger bro while pretending that he’s starring in an action sequence from a ’70s TV show? Interesting! Seeing Tim dress his brother like a puppy in order to successfully sneak into a dog factory and put a stop to a cowardly scheme to invent a puppy so adorable that people stop having babies? Not interesting! The antagonist in The Boss Baby HD online wants to eliminate the whole humankind but in a cutesy way. The movie is never laughable, and its endeavors to wink at the adults in the room are so tiresome that you wish they’d been left on the cutting room floor, but the deeper the movie dives into Tim’s fantasy the less imaginative it turns out.
And imagination is eventually what The Boss Baby HD online knows best. The film, which is told by Tim as an adult (Tobey Maguire), never bothers to signify this point or work it out, but its plot is set at some uncertain events in the past. The fact that Tim’s intentional references involve “The 6 Million Dollar Man” and Indiana Jones seems more like a bit of careless storytelling than it does a pointed frame of reference, but as time passes, the absence of cell phones and computers turns more and more explicit.
It’s a subtle case, but it’s one that McGrath’s movie argues too well for its own sake: Childhood isn’t as essential as it was, as it was when children were forced to understand the world on their own, as it was when the animated films Hollywood provided them were lushly original, rather than superficially senseless.
The Boss Baby HD online isn’t as awful as “Sing”, but it’s not very far from it either. Tim’s tale might insist that love is endless, but the film focused around him makes sure that even the best things in life are put into the attic as soon as something more worthy comes along.