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#1 Post by prettyxcool » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:47 pm

So cute and adorable. The baby stole the film for me, but so many funny scenes, the wolf pack submarine, down to the beep, beep; the penguin fight with the knives; trying to get the baby asleep, and so on. It made me chuckle. Such a fun adventure! 9/10

Thanks for the company funthing. Shame the screening was only half full at Holloway Odeon, although when I checked this morning, just out of interest, it was still showing fully booked!

I also enjoyed the short funny animation before the film started of a Lego Chinese Kung Fu Master and a chicken!

The kids seems to have enjoyed Storks too, one little boy, I overheard, on the way out saying to his parents - "I just love this film!",
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Re: Storks

#2 Post by stuartboy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:01 pm

I thought Storks was fab too. Total corollary to I, Daniel Bleak. Highly recommend this as a tonic to lift the spirits. Very bright. Very colourful. Very amusing. Nicely original.
I knew I came from a stork, but didn't know why that practice had seemingly ended.
Ha. So many of the babies had punk hair colours - I wondered if they were baby trolls. Remember trolls? Like gonks. Lol. Showing my age now.

Very amused how PC and with it the closing scenes were with babies getting delivered left, right and centre. Mixed race parents. Same sex parents. Even single parents. Lol. Didn't go unnoticed.

Great effort from Warner. Been a long while since we had anything cartoony from the home of Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry. Doesn't disappoint.

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Re: Storks

#3 Post by Sunny Saver » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:18 pm

prettyxcool wrote:Shame the screening was only half full at Holloway Odeon, although when I checked this morning, just out of interest, it was still showing fully booked!
I was on the waiting list and heard nothing. Maybe people did not cancel :confused:.

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Re: Storks

#4 Post by prettyxcool » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:21 pm

Sunny Saver wrote:
prettyxcool wrote:Shame the screening was only half full at Holloway Odeon, although when I checked this morning, just out of interest, it was still showing fully booked!
I was on the waiting list and heard nothing. Maybe people did not cancel :confused:.
Or booked 4 and only one turned up! It really makes me annoyed as there is a way to cancel 1, 2, or 3 tickets on the Times+ website.

Did you check in your junk. My ticket went to junk when I was on the waiting list once, so of course I missed it! But it proves it works, as I did not think it worked, as never hear anything normally!
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Re: Storks

#5 Post by Yinster » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:37 pm

stuartboy wrote: Ha. So many of the babies had punk hair colours - I wondered if they were baby trolls. Remember trolls? Like gonks. Lol. Showing my age now.
That's an entirely different film - Trolls coming out later this month.
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Re: Storks

#6 Post by Sunny Saver » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:02 pm

prettyxcool wrote:
Sunny Saver wrote:
prettyxcool wrote:Shame the screening was only half full at Holloway Odeon, although when I checked this morning, just out of interest, it was still showing fully booked!
I was on the waiting list and heard nothing. Maybe people did not cancel :confused:.
Or booked 4 and only one turned up! It really makes me annoyed as there is a way to cancel 1, 2, or 3 tickets on the Times+ website.

Did you check in your junk. My ticket went to junk when I was on the waiting list once, so of course I missed it! But it proves it works, as I did not think it worked, as never hear anything normally!
In the past, my waiting list tickets have gone straight to the inbox. However, on your suggestion I did check. No tickets to Stork, but my dog has bad breath (probably my imaginary dog), I'm in need of Viagra, I've been left $10m by some stranger, someone needs my help of $10m, so they cancel each other out, and Ashleigh (I repeat Ashleigh not Ashley) wants to s@ck my d1ck (my imaginary one again)and I need new Anglican Windows. It's all go, go, go in my Spam folder.

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Re: Storks

#7 Post by kevinknapman » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:24 pm

An intriguing departure for Bad Neighbours 1&2 writer/director Nicholas Stoller (co-directing with ex-Pixar animator Doug Sweetland), this is a fairly effective animation that never fully achieves lift-off (sorry) but is a decent enough watch all the same.
Highlights included the wolfpack with Key & Peele voicing the alphas and the silent fight between the lead characters and the most sinister screen penguins since The Wrong Trousers.
Watchable if undemanding, it could have benefited from the smart touch of producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller to make it truly soar (sorry again).

If nothing else the short beforehand is now making me really look forward to the Lego Ninjago movie due next year.
Hilarious and with fantastic voicework from Justin Theroux as the Narrator and Jackie Chan as the Master (both of whom return for the full length feature), it's certainly worth arriving early for.
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Re: Storks

#8 Post by The Sparrow » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:21 am

Found it all very disappointing as the trailer had been very amusing.
Thought it very odd the babies had funky hair colours and the short film was dreadfully unfunny.

I hope Trolls isn't as poor.
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Re: Storks

#9 Post by alythonian » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:46 am

Wolfpack were great.
Film was ok.
The 5 year olds thought it was ok, but no real enthusiasm.
Probably fine for £2 on a kids showing at the weekend.
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Re: Storks

#10 Post by fillumboy2 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:29 pm

It may not be up there with the very best animations of recent years, but it is still better than most.

Lots of good gags - and a few bad ones - but very well made.

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