Film review: Missing Link starring Hugh Jackman
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- Published on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 00:15
- Last Updated on 01 April 2019
- Monica Costa
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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.
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.
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London Mums’ rating: 9/10
Kids’ Club: 10/10
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums