Playmobil: The Movie                review by Bobby Blakey


One of the most surprising hits came when LEGO decided to make a feature film. The idea was ridiculous but ended up being awesome and kicking off a franchise. Its success meant it was only a matter of time before other toy properties stepped up as well. The latest toy that hit the big screen was Playmobil featuring a great voice cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson and Meghan Trainor, but can it build something worth seeing or will it not be a playset worth playing in?


Playmobil follows Marla who must go on a quest of a lifetime when her younger brother Charlie unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, to bring him home. As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del, the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher, a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself.


I love animated films, but admit I wasn’t overly excited to see this one, but at the same time I never thought LEGO was going to work either. I know the film didn’t do well at the box office, but went in with an open mind hop