This movie is based on the book The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey.
Which animal scares you the most?
add in a piranha and a wolf, and you have the main characters from dreamworks’ new animated feature, “the bad guys.”
mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell—“Moon,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) has always been viewed as a bad guy by those around him. I mean, it’s true. every storybook villain seems to be a big, bad wolf.
well, after a lifetime of these assumptions, wolf has embraced this villainous reputation along with his team of bad guys: mr. snake, mr. tarantula, mr. shark, and mr. piranha. together, they plague their city with a life of crime. they are outcasts from the world around them, they bump into each other, but they remain each other’s only friends. It’s not a perfect life, but they’ve accepted it.
During his most recent heist, Wolf finds himself in the most unexpected place: helping an elderly woman. she doesn’t see him as a tyrant. she doesn’t see it as scary. she sees him as her hero. wolf has never been seen this way, and it makes him feel…well…good. now, he wonders, could all those assumptions about him and his friends be wrong? could they instead be “nice” guys? this leads to a journey of personal fulfillment that results in some crazy twists and turns as they try to achieve something special: change.
“The Bad Boys” is the feature directorial debut of Pierre Perifel, who has previously worked on such franchises as “Kung Fu Panda,” “Curious George” and “.” He’s made a beautiful movie that resembles last year’s “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” and the critically acclaimed “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.” however, where those movies are a constant assault on your senses, “the bad guys” take a moment to slow down and let the audience breathe. his sense of humor will appeal to children with his goofiness, like a snake with fake arms to blend in with the crowd, and will appeal to adults with his parodies of movies like “ocean’s eleven” and “pulp fiction.”
Even with its silliness, “The Bad Boys” examines some serious issues. at one point, the wolf meets the mayor, who turns out to be a fox. he is a criminal and she is a successful community leader. Although her lives are polar opposites, she reminds him, “In essence, foxes and wolves aren’t that different.” she reminds us to never judge a book by its cover, and she strongly urges us to consider the needs of others above our own, as she says in Philippians 2:3-5 ntv:
don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. be humble, thinking of others as superior to yourselves. look not only for your own interests, but also be interested in others.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
This is a family movie, and it’s quite family friendly. there’s some animated action, crime, and over a million mind-controlled guinea pigs, many of whom meet their demise. there is an accessory that looks like a butt, and it is frequently mentioned by the characters. a character has gasses that affect the story a couple of times, but there’s very little objectionable material in this movie.
The positives outweigh the negatives, and I think “The Bads” has a very moving moment. a crowd praises the main characters who were once considered evil and scary, but a brief instance causes the crowd to lose faith in them again. it shows that they never really trusted those characters, and I doubt they ever will. It was a very honest moment in a fun family movie.
- violence: minor
- profane language: minor— “omg” (acronym)
- crude/crude language: minor— 2 euphemisms: • “fudge” • “ get the herd out of here” / plus a little bathroom humor
- alcohol: minor social drinking
- nudity: minor— • two male animal characters briefly revealed in their boxers
- sex: none
- occultism: none
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