To some degree, Rough Night’s attention to character detail compensates for its weaknesses as a comedy.
Maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world that Storks doesn’t take many cues from Pixar’s tear-jerking playbook.
The film follows its predecessor in being broadly concerned with comforting notions of home and family.
Craig Johnson’s film is ultimately most interested in what its jokes are implying or obscuring about the jokesters themselves.
Freed from the burden of starting anew, Muppets Most Wanted restores the Muppets’ rightful place as stars of their own show.
The film spent roughly a dozen years in development, and the moronic, corporate detritus from that long time warp is strewn about like so many improbable history lessons.