Film review: Missing Link starring Hugh Jackman

Sometimes the best animations go under the radar but are fantastic. Overshadowed by a lot of kids’ movies  out there at the moment, comes globe-trotting comedy-adventure Missing Link featuring stunning craftwork from the award-winning animation LAIKA Studios and vocal recordings by Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis and Zoe Saldana to name a few. Read why London Mums and the kids’ club loved it. Don’t miss it when it comes out in cinemas on 5th April 2019. 

The story 
Hugh Jackman is Sir Lionel frost: a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is, no one else seems to agree. He sees a chance to prove himself by traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to discover the world’s most legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link: the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast who Sir Lionel discovers. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Together they set out on a daring quest around the world to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Along with the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey. Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humoured conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family movie.

The trailer 

Behind the Scenes 

The verdict

Missing Link is the best animation of the year so far, no doubt! Both mums and kids laughed from beginning to end.  Missing Link is smart, quirky and hilarious at the same time. The perfect family movie for the Easter school holidays. 
Hugh Jackman’s Lionel Frost is an eccentric and humorous Victorian gentleman who goes to great lengths to be accepted in the order of the well-established explorers’ society.  That creates all sorts of adventures and gags along the way. Mr Link is a naive Jeti-type of primal creature who managed to survive eras without ageing much but he wants come company now and looks for Jeti-like companions. Mr Frost helps him out hoping to have found his way into the explorers’ elite. Mr Link’s literal understanding of the English language creates amusing verbal miscommunication and super funny situations.  
The animation is stunning with vibrant colours and does not have over-exaggerated special effects. Don’t miss it until it’s in cinemas. 

London Mums’ rating: 9/10 

Kids’ Club: 10/10

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