Alec Baldwin has, in recent months, become renowned for impersonating a certain businessman-turned U.S. President Elect. Most of us, apart from the U.S. President Elect in question, have enjoyed Baldwin’s performances on Saturday Night Live, and now Baldwin has turned his attention to playing another business mogul (one with even tinier hands).
The Boss Baby is the new animated offering from DreamWorks, with Baldwin providing the voice of its title character – a baby who rules the roost. As most parents will attest, that really isn’t so far from the truth. Following the release of a teaser, a second trailer for The Boss Baby has been dropped online, as introduced by Baldwin himself.
As the trailers for The Boss Baby have revealed, the title character’s big brother Tim is the only one who can see his younger sibling for what he really is; a hard nosed businessman with some shady goings on. Deciding that puppies command too much love and attention, the baby becomes determined to rid the world of them. The film is directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar) and features the voice talents of Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel as the baby’s parents, with Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) and Tobey Maguire also being part of the roster.
The plot to The Boss Baby (as outlined in the trailer, above) might not be all that stellar, but the movie looks entertaining enough – and having Baldwin in the central role may win audiences over. It seems safe to assume we can expect fairly formulaic gags, but then that’s not necessarily a bad thing; it entertains kids and adults well enough. The suited baby certainly provides the laughs in the new trailer, as does the shots of the ‘meeting’ and the action-packed car chase being shown from the parent’s point of view.
The tale of sibling rivalry is something that has been explored time and again, but it stays fresh as it’s so easily identifiable. The notion that puppies are evil, though? That’s hard to get onboard with. Most of the time puppies are far more preferable and easy to manage than human babies.
The Boss Baby will be Dreamworks first offering of 2017, and the movie is based on the popular book by Marla Frazee. Coincidentally, Dreamworks’ second animated movie of the year, set to arrive next summer, is also an adaptation of a popular book (Captain Underpants), which could well be a big hit for the studio. Arriving on the back of the massively successful and crowd-pleasing Trolls, Dreamworks could be set for a bright 2017 indeed.
Source: DreamWorks Animation