When we last saw ‘Boss Baby’ Ted (Baldwin) in the 2017 animated adventure about a baby who was actually an undercover agent for Baby Corp, the cute sprog was back to being a regular child. Now, decades later, he’s got no memory of his odd childhood and is virtually estranged from his older brother Tim (Marsden), who lives a very different life to his sibling – while Ted is a CEO (of course), Tim is a stay-at-home dad to two girls. The brothers are reunited, however, when it turns out Tim’s youngest daughter Tina (Sedaris) is actually a secret agent for Baby Corp too, and she needs her dad and uncle to revert to toddler form (using magic baby formula, of course) to help her overthrow suspicious school principal Dr Armstrong (Goldblum).
Loosely based on the Marla Frazee kids’ book series, this carries on the bonkers concept of the first movie and delivers some laughs and adventure sequences that should amuse younger kids (who may find some of the plot points a little head-scratching) while ramping up the madness to the point that even grown ups will be puzzled as to what’s going to happen next (ninja babies – why not?).
The best things about the movie are the voice performances from Goldblum and Baldwin, who provide the few jokes, while the plot is so confusing and lacking logic it’s not worth spending to much time dwelling on it.
Is The Boss Baby 2: Family Business suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
There are scenes of mild violence, but nothing unusual for a PG certificate film.
Very young children may be upset that Dr Armstrong wants to get rid of all parents.
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