Atom User Reviews for Playmobil: The Movie
I wonder like this movie.
Better than I expected after seeing the initial reactions from critics.
During the holiday season, when kids are being aggressively marketed to by every toy company who wants the top spot on Santa’s list, families deserve a movie that isn’t one long toy commercial.
It is a manic, hit and miss affair complete with slapstick antics and wisecracking one-liners.
To the director’s credit, the animated sequences are richly rendered, making the most of the rather stiff and plain-looking originals (though, if you want to get nitpicky, an early gag poking fun at the fact that Playmobil legs are unbendable is soon forgotten) and offering up a plethora of settings that help compensate for the lack of good writing.