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Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.
When did I ever disappoint anybody?
The film adaptation of the children's book, Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, bares very little resemblance to it's source. It's another case of screenwriters taking what they "think" is the concept of a book and inserting it into a formula and attempt to pass it off as family entertainment. Here the only thing that is taken from the book is the name Mr. Popper and the fact that he ends up with some penguins. The character, family dynamic and overall plot is completely different.
Jim Carrey has starred in a lot of bad films over the years but at least he would normally give it his all whether with is his gurning rubber face or exaggerated nervous performance. In Mr. Popper’s Penguins he is surprisingly subdued and dare I say boring. However, his performance matches the script which relies solely on penguins in a strange city environment.
Admittedly, watching cute computer generated penguins doing cute penguin things is engaging for a little while, but sadly not quite long enough. As the slapstick shenanigans increase in inprobability the film becomes a real chore. The familiar life lessons and fractured family dynamic adds little to the film because the digital penguins have far more character than any of the live actors. Just watch the trailer and you’ll see all the ‘best’ bits which will free up 90-minutes in your diary so you can spend it doing something more worthwhile and fun.
I did laugh one or two times.
Dear Lord, thank you for the food we are about to eat. Please use your mighty power, to stop the melting of the polar ice caps. Amen.
As much as it seems Jim Carrey is perfectly fit for his B movie comedy roles, I so wish he wasn't. After seeing his performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I have never looked at Jim Carrey the same. It’s a disappointment to see his brilliant acting ability go out the window on films like this one. I suppose it’s his decision to go the route he has, but I’m coming to the realization that there will never be another Eternal Sunshine, and for that, my Canadian heart is breaking.
1.5 out of 5 (C-)
UNA OBRA DE ARTE PINGUINÍSTICA.
A bit funny but it never transcends past generic.
An okay kids movie. Nothing remarkable, and frankly predictable. It's watered-down Jim, and not the best parts. But it's for kids, so what can you expect. Just average.
Jim Carrey and his penguins..... sigh. And what is up with Carla Gugino's lips??? So unbelievable a story that it was funny...... all worthy my EUR 3 in local cinema!
I can't imagine anyone over the age of 12 getting a whole lot out of this. Jim Carrey performs with gusto as he usually does, but it's not enough to save this ridiculous plot that doesn't have a lot of laughs.
Film #12 of May 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Task #28. A film with a species of bird in the title
Cringe worthy writing/dialogue, forced emotional moments, unlikable characters and poor CGI are just a few reasons why this film is garbage. More reasons include: Awful slapstick, a bland score and is just an overall boring film. It's not completely unwatchable but it's still trash
how much I like it (50): 26
how good it is (50): 27
overall (100): 53
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