Storks is a new animated kids film from directors Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland. Some may know Nicholas Stoller as the director who brought us Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Storks has a variety of well known voice actors such as Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell.
The film is about this group of storks that work in a massive corporation, their main job for a long time has been primarily the delivery of babies to families around the world. They make the babies and they fly them in to people’s homes, where the babies can be cared for and looked after. But things don’t stay the same forever, a new boss has taken over the storks company and has decided that babies aren’t that good when it comes to the money. Now they only deliver consumer products and profits are soaring! What could possibly go wrong? You’ll have to watch the film to find that one out, but it has something to do with a baby.
I’ve never really been into this whole storks delivering babies storyline. Even when I was younger, it never really seemed like a really great tale or something that really interested me. Now being in my 20’s and watching a whole movie about it, I also don’t really care about it all that much. Watching a whole film about delivering babies to adults, just doesn’t really seem like my thing right now. While this movie isn’t something that I would say I love, I can see others liking it a lot. I think probably parents who have young children or possibly even young kids themselves. It’s really a film for a different age group, that I don’t feel I am in at all.
The animation is quite nice. Everything is very sharp and pointy. There are storks wearing suits and wolves that transform in boats and submarines (you’ll have to see this one to understand what this means). For a young kid going in to see Storks, I think they would be entertained with what was on screen. I think the film is probably a great choice for kids 7-11. It may be a bit violent for ones 6 and under, but they’ll easily survive watching Storks I suppose.
I do like the voice acting in this film. While Storks isn’t a film where I would necessarily say someone really stood out, it’s not one where actors weren’t noticed either. The villain was well voiced by Kelsey Grammar, but maybe needed a bit more development and Jennifer Aniston’s character was only really a minor role in the film.
Overall Storks is a good enough film to go and see with the kids if you want to over the weekend. It’s got cute babies, sharp animation, well known voice actors and a good enough story. If babies aren’t your thing at the moment then it’s maybe not the one for you though, but maybe one day it might be.