Mr Popper's Penguins
Carrey is a divorced father Thomas Popper who inexplicably has a penguin turn up in a crate on his doorstep after his explorer father buys the farm. Soon, more and more arrive until eventually he has more than one simple estate agent can handle; planning to donate them to a local zoo, his mind soon changes when his kids fall in love with the monogamous birds.
While well enough handled (for what it is) by Mean Girls director Waters, unless you read the book as a child and are interested in what a modern adaptation looks like then it's probably best avoiding. Carrey does his best, almost popping a vein in his forehead attempting to pillage laughs, but it was always going to be a one gag film. The comedian is in Liar Liar mode, and it's a shtick older audience members have seen too many times before - no matter how hard Carrey tries to convince otherwise.
The real redeeming feature for some will be the cute factor, but unless penguins are dancing and being voiced by A-list stars, they're just not really that cute. That said, there are various slapstick scenarios that will nonetheless amuse the nippers while you play with your Iphone apps.
Carrey tries, and some the CGI in seamless; but unless you're too small to ride a rollercoaster, this is best off avoiding.
Story by Mike Sheridan | 09:00 | Monday 12th December 2011 | DVD review
Amazing movie to watch with the family especially with lil kids but I'd still recommend this for everyone who loves the Rom-Com and sweet type of films! I love it, perfect for this season!Posted 07:35 | Thu 22nd Dec 2011
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