I’m normally a sucker for animated films, even when I’m spending half the film quietly working out in my head who did the voice for that guy about 9 minutes in, but this is one of the very few that did absolutely nothing for me. Worryingly, the first thing that comes to mind when I look for reasons as to why, is the fact that there’s no ‘cute’ character. That says more about me than I’d really like it to.
So, there’s a really tall, strong woman that nearly married an idiot, the Missing Link and a mad scientist cockroach – none of which really had much in the way of personality – and then B.O.B., the gooey thing without a brain. I liked B.O.B. because he was stupid and consequently had all the funny lines, and also probably because he was voiced by Seth Rogen. I’m struggling to think of personality traits for any other character and I can’t even remember hearing the name of the villain. Come to think of it, I can barely remember what actually happened during the course of the film.
It’s not great, then. And no, I’m not exactly the target audience, but I can watch pretty much every Pixar film up to now and you’ll probably not hear a peep out of me for an hour and a half. Much like the children they’re made for.