Storks delivers zany humor using creativity, awkward timing, and slapstick. Andy Samburg as Junior fulfills the role of reluctant hero, providing laughs through his emotional constipation and interchanges with Katie Crown as Tulip.
The real showstopper for me was the performance of Stephen Kramer Glickman as Pigeon Toady. In his limited scenes, Pigeon perfectly embodies the desperate co-worker seeking your friendship through painful small talk and, when scorned, is your worst enemy.
Peril Earns Storks it’s PG Rating
The most disturbing moment involved banter between two wolves arguing over who would bite off the arm of a baby they captured. The baby was fortunate to be so doggone cute that the wolves could only manage to gently lick the baby’s cheek (more of that zany humor). This gave our heroes time to break loose and rescue the baby before the wolves had dinner. This level of peril in an animated movie earns Storks it’s PG rating.
The other source of peril is the prevalent threat of falling. Airplanes, birds, and babies are always on the brink of falling to their demise, but don’t – unless you’re the bad guy.
Storks made me laugh, but if you have young kids it may give them nightmares. If your kids are tender – sensitive to suspense – hold off until they are hardened middle schoolers. If you can’t wait until then, watch it solo and enjoy some laughs.