Storks – Warner Bros. Pictures
Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
Writer: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Andy Samberg (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Hotel Transylvania”)
Kelsey Grammer (“Toy Story 2,” “The Simpsons”)
Katie Crown (Cartoon Network’s “Clarence”)
Jordan Peele (Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele”)
Danny Trejo (“The Book of Life”).
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, “Storks” is slated for release in 2D, and in 3D in select theaters, on September 23, 2016.
Where do babies come from? Well they used to came from Storks until 18 years ago when Jasper (Danny Trejo) couldn't follow through on a delivery because he became over attached to one of the babies. This resulted in Tulip (Katie Crown) being the only human to grow up in Stork Mountain and long for a reunion with her "real" parents.
The Stork delivery company is now Cornerstone.com and they deliver packages for an internet retail company. Hunter (Kelsey Grammar) is the CEO and he wants Junior (Andy Samberg) to fire Tulip and then Junior will become the new CEO.
All because Junior can't bring himself to fire Tulip a chain events occur that leave to chaos. Nate (Anton Starkman) writes a letter to the Storks requesting a baby brother. His parents (Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell) spend so much time on their real estate business that Nate is lonely and wants a baby brother. The baby making machine from the past ends up inadvertently being activated to produce a baby. Junior and Tulip must deliver the baby to her rightful home before being found out.
There is a lot of action in the adventure that follows. There are Wolves (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) that enter the picture and want to have baby for themselves. They have the totally unique ability of forming objects such as a van or a submarine that helps them in their chase. My granddaughter had many laughs from the scenes with the wolves.
During the time that they are trying to deliver the baby to its rightful parents Pigeon Toady (Stephen Kramer Glickman) is monitoring their every move. He is annoying and loud and my granddaughter found his actions absolutely hilarious.
Over all, the movie will probably be a big hit with the kids. My granddaughter said, "That was the best movie ever. It is probably my second favorite movie now." She is seven. Through the eyes of a child this movie is "just so funny, I couldn't help it I had to laugh so much."
As for my husband and I, we thought it would bring up too many questions about where babies came from but there was not even one. We laughed a little, has a few "awe, that's cute" moments and although we found it to be enjoyable enough for a kids movie,we are praying it doesn't become the next movie that the kids choose to watch three time a day, back to back. (Isn't that true for almost every movie?)
Disclosure: We were able to view the screening of Storks at no charge for the purpose of providing a review. No compensation was received.