DreamWorks Animation’s newest film The Bad Guys, based on the Scholastic book series by Aaron Blabey, is a funny and heartwarming tale about redemption but, with some unexpected plot twists, incorporates a weighty message for us all: the significance of staying true to oneself.
In a world full of pressures to be so many things, we all need to be reminded that it’s okay to be who we are, and that who we are is exactly who the world and our friends need.
The movie begins with an introduction of a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws made of predators that often get a bad rap: the big bad wolf, a sly snake, a ferocious shark, a wild piranha and a sneaky spider. After years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted and feared villains, the gang is finally caught.
Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to save them all from prison. The gang is challenged to go good, but can they do it?
With lots of excitement, humor and twist and turns, The Bad Guys is fast-paced and engaging for parents and kids alike. My kids especially like the artistic style of the animation and the never-ending action. Our family gives the film 5 stars.
The Bad Guys hits theaters April 22 and is rated PG. Film run time is 100 minutes.