Trailer Tuesday: The Boss Baby

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Trailer Tuesday

Boss Baby

Release Date: March 31st, 2017

Starring (the voices of): Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Maguire

Director(s):
Hendel Butoy and Tom McGrath

Pre-Trailer Thoughts:
Dreamworks has always been in the shadow of Disney and Pixar Animation, only getting slightly close with How to Train Your Dragon. I liked those movies as well as the Kung Fu Panda series, and I think that Dreamworks can make pretty entertaining films. Trolls, as I’ve heard, was solid so I’m assuming The Boss Baby will at least be a decent film. -LJF

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: Dreamworks animation has always played second fiddle to Pixar. While their films have never had trouble making money, outside of the How To Train Your Dragon series they’ve never really released a true critical darling. Despite some big name voice talent attached, The Boss Baby doesn’t looks like it’ll exactly be in the running for a Best Animated Feature Oscar. – JTM

Rate the Trailer: 3 out of 5.
The Boss Baby looks silly, but in a good way. It takes the concept of Rugrats but kicks it up a couple notches, making the titular infant (voice by Alec Baldwin) in charge of his “older brother.” The dynamic is a little interesting to build an entire film around. In any case, it’ll probably make bank since it is a family film and it looks far better than other kid oriented crap that comes out as the year rolls on. -LJF

Rate the Trailer: 3 out of 5. I’m surprised that I didn’t completely hate this trailer. Still, I’m not 100% sold on this premise. Alec Baldwin’s commanding voice is always great but hearing it come out of a small baby is more off-putting than funny. Everything about this movie seems like a great idea for a short film, but I’m skeptic to think it would really work as a full length film. – JTM

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Undecided. Dreamworks newest feature would probably be a fun, harmless rental. However, if I miss on it, I don’t think I’ll be too bothered by that factor. -LJF

Theater, Rent, Undecided, No Thanks? Undecided. I’m not going out to the theater for this, but I’m interested to see what the reviews for this are like. Dreamworks has a very spotty track record, but they are good for a diamond in the rough every so often. – JTM

The Boss Baby crawls into theaters on March 31st, 2017

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