The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family ... Read allThe Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business.The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business.
The first The Boss Baby was fresh and fun. It actually became a 4-season series on Netflix. This second edition in the franchise feels like a sugar rush - a burst of energy that leaves you with a headache. That being said, kids love it.
THINGS I LIKED: The pompous, overly confident character of The Boss Baby is basically the same as Alec Baldwin's role on the popular TV show 30 Rock. They're both hilarious and super entertaining.
James Marsden replaces Tobey Maguire for the voice of Adult Tim in this sequel. He does a great job and I loved being able to hear him sing again. He's so talented. Parents will definitely be able to relate to his character, Timothy, the dad in the story, who asks, "Where has time gone?" Ariana Greenblatt is one of the hardest-working child actors these days. She has been pumping out a ton of movies lately! She's adorable in all of them. Check out my reviews in her recent films AWAKE on Netflix and LOVE AND MONSTERS. She's even seen briefly in the new movie musical IN THE HEIGHTS.
Who doesn't adore Jeff Goldblum? He and his character are awesome. All of the sugar consumed by Dr. Armstrong made me laugh out loud, especially when he started pouring an actual bag of sugar into his mouth.
There are some sweet musical numbers.
A lot of funny visual humor.
There's a creepy-girl character that is super...creepy and funny.
The lessons for children come through loud and clear.
THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE: It's been 4 years since the original The Boss Baby hit theaters, so the beginning of the film gives you a quick update on where the characters are now. The problem is that you're not completely clued in because if you haven't seen the Netflix series, you're going to be left out on many of the story details.
In this age of female empowerment, the characters with the brains in the movie are all female. I'm all for empowering women, but it really bothers me when men are portrayed as bumbling idiots. One of the girls says, "Men, am I right?" As a mom of 4 sons, I don't appreciate belittling men in order to make girls feel better about themselves.
Sooo much exposition.
Almost every scene is extremely chaotic.
The sibling rivalry got really old.
I understand that the pandemic has messed up the timing of a lot of movie releases, but this movie should have come out during November or December, which is the season represented in the movie.
Tina had blonde hair at the end of the first movie but now has brown hair. Why the change?
A lot of the humor doesn't land.
The soundtrack often conflicts with the dialogue.
I like Amy Sedaris, but I didn't like her voice for the young Boss Baby. She's supposed to be a baby but seems much older. Christine Baranski or even Julia Louis-Dreyfus could have been a much better choice for this role.
The entire movie feels frenzied and feels like they just tried to squeeze too much into it.
TIPS FOR PARENTS: You see the naked rear end of a baby boy.
Lots of destruction Bullying TONS of cultural, musical, and movie references that young kids simply won't understand.
You can see my full review on my Movie Review Mom YouTube channel!
- Jul 5, 2021