Starring: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Reba McEntire, Masi Oka, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Movie Synopsis: The film follows a secret H.T.U.V. agent (Lance) who is trying to stop a villain from carrying out his evil plan to kill all H.T.U.V. agents using an attack drone known as M9 Assassin. Lance is accused of stealing the drone and reaches out to a quirky tech scientist (Walter) to help him disappear. Lance accidently ingests a liquid that Walter is working on and is turned into a pigeon. The two then set out to get the database back and destroy the M9 Assassin drone.
Lance (Will Smith) starts off as arrogant loaner. He does not respect others and does not believe in teamwork. He ends up being framed after he ignored his director’s orders to stand down. He makes a run for it and goes to Walter’s (Tom Holland) house because earlier Walter had told him that he was working on a formula that can make people disappear. Lance picks up what he thinks is a glass of water and drinks it. He soon turns into a pigeon. This is when the fun really begins. The remainder of the film is Lance reluctantly using Walter for help because his skills are limited as a pigeon. This is a kid’s film so of course they end up becoming a team and work together. There are so many hilarious scenes, but I will stop here because I do not want to ruin it for you.
Overall Thoughts: I really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was hilarious. There was a ton of funny parts and a lot of hidden adult humor. It was entertaining and fast paced. They spent time showing the importance of being “weird” and unique. There was also a lot about acceptance, teamwork, kindness, and doing the right thing. They managed to get in the life lessons while having fun. My 8- year old really liked it but I am pretty sure I liked it more.
Script/Editing: I loved every bit of it.
Special Effects: This is an animated film that was well done.
Should You Go See This Movie? Absolutely! You don’t even need kids with you to enjoy it.