Storks (Review) πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

Storks was never a film that I wanted to see at the cinema and while I stand by that sentiment, it was unexpectedly charming. I went with my volunteering partner and took 'my child' through the charity Spectrum. Both he and his sister loved it and I was defintely happy with the choice. 
I did watch the trailer beforehand so I thought I would like it but I didn't think it was anything special. Click here to watch the trailer or watch below. 

The story begins with the traditional image of storks bringing babies to their families via a mail order system, after being made to specifications in a machine. The very thought of that already had me laughing. As there were other ways to make babies, the business of baby handling was never profitable and so the higher up storks turned it into a packaging delivering business after a terrible incident. One of the storks opened up the case and broke the map to one of the babies homes meaning, Tulip the Orphan. grew up in the stork factory. 
Tulip ends up being a disaster magnet and after receiving a letter from a little boy, she makes it her mission to deliver him a baby sibling. Junior, the main character/best stork/future boss, life soon begins to fall apart while he's left picking up the pieces of her mistake and has to put things right before his boss finds out. 
I found it really heartwarming how throughout the path the two began as bickering parents but became a close family unit which is almost how a really family would work together. parents fight but in the end, it's the battle that brings them together and the teamwork that leads to success. 

Junior doesn't understand the connection until he see's the baby for the first time. Then he falls in love the same way Tulip's crazy guardian did. 
Despite the battle for power, the result ends in chaos which junior quickly organises.
In the end, it's a heartwarming film which shows dreams really do come true and family isn't always genetic. One of the later scenes is just beautiful and it really shows some of the deeper themes and battles in modern day life. I think it's a beautiful sentiment and a great education opportunity of what should be classed as the new norm.
The mixture of characters is just perfect. From Tulip the clumsy, to wolves easily entertained, big boss who dictates paths and enjoys others failures and finally the greedy pigeon that just wants to get ahead. The perfect balance of naivety, humour, bullying and hypocrites balances everything out perfectly. Of course, there's also the misunderstood Jaspar who we realise is not crazy but very caring and Junior who is a hardworking, stickler for the rules.
On top of that is the human world where a lonely child misses his overworked and stressed parents. It's through the film that we see the bond. This movie truly entwines important life factors and showcases the factors of family life which should be at the forefront of all aspects. "They're only young once". Missing opportunities you can never get back is something the producers urge parents to remember by triggering guilt in the audience. 

I really liked this film. It's the perfect family movie that has the perfect child-centre simplicity while the bigger themes and comedy aspects allow adults to enjoy it too. The running theme of 'birds can't see glass' appears in multiple scenes making for comedic genius!

I am very impressed with the entwined messages of this film and love the morals it sets out. By touching on corporate greed and insensitivity, this is a clever animation promotes teamwork, perseverance and family love. Heartwarming. 

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