(2019) (voices of Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman) (PG)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Computer-Animated Comedy/Adventure: After being magically transported into a world of Playmobil figures, a young woman desperately tries to find her younger brother who's been kidnapped by some of them.
- While high school senior Marla Brenner (ANYA TAYLOR-JOY) enjoys hanging out with her 6-year-old brother Charlie (GABRIEL BATEMAN), she's hoping to take time off from school to see the world. But that all changes when their parents are killed in a car accident.
Now four years later, Marla has lost her spirit of wonder and adventure, something not lost on Charlie who's mad that she no longer wants to play. Accordingly, he sneaks off at night to a toy convention in midtown Manhattan, and when a worried Marla tracks him down there, both end up magically transported into a Playmobil world where they've become Playmobil characters.
Charlie now has the physique and fighting skills of an adult as the two find themselves in the middle of a battle between pirates and knights. Charlie helps the latter be victorious, but ends up kidnapped by pirates who deliver him to Maximus (voice of ADAM LAMBERT), the Roman emperor of Constantinopolis who enjoys entertaining the masses by pitting his prisoners against his prized beast.
Marla isn't initially aware of that and ends up meeting food-truck driver Del (voice of JIM GAFFIGAN) who agrees to help her search for Charlie in exchange for a bag of gold in her possession. He needs that to pay off a Jabba the Hutt style alien known as Glinara (voice of MADDIE TAYLOR) and thus has her meet secret agent Rex Dasher (voice of DANIEL RADCLIFFE) who might be able to help them.
Marla gets additional help from a Fairy Godmother (voice of MEGHAN TRAINOR) and even Glinara's personal robotic assistant, Robotriton (voice of LINO DiSALVO), while Charlie finds himself alongside other prisoners such as Pirate captain Bloodbones (voice of KENAN THOMPSON), all while wondering if he'll ever see his sister again.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Younger kids might be interested, especially if they like the toy line.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For action/peril and some language.
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