Thanks to United Artist Releasing, my Mini-Me and I saw an early screening of Missing Link, which will be out in theaters on Friday, April 12, 2019. It’s a funny, animated movie about a lonely Sasquatch, Link (Zach Galifianakis), who is on a quest to find a family. To aid him in his search, he contacted shunned adventurer, Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman). After seeing many previews of the movie, we were excited to finally be able to see it. Keep reading to see what we thought.
What We Loved About Missing Link
The writers of Missing Link did a great job with portraying Link’s journey to finding himself. Through Link’s journey to finding the family he thought he would connect with, he learned some valuable lessons.
Missing Link animators did an amazing job with making scenes in the animated movie look realistic. From the muddy footprints of the horse walking through the town, to the clear, flowing water in the stream – everything looked as it would in real life.
Additionally, we enjoyed the humorous moments provided by Mr. Link AKA Susan which was almost always at the expense of Sir Lionel Frost. One of the funniest moments for us was when Frost asked Link to throw a rope over the wall when they were trying to break into Adelina’s house to secure a map that leads them to the hidden valley. Link, in this scene, literally threw the entire rope over the wall, leaving Frost in disbelief and wondering how they will get into Adelina’s house.
Speaking of Adelina (Zoe Zaldana), I loved how her character called out Frost on his narcissistic ways. I also loved her no-nonsense attitude.
What We Could Do Without
There was some unsuspecting violence. What did it for us was when a “hit”, yup, you read it right, a HIT, was placed on Sir Lionel Frost to prevent him from bringing his discovery of the sasquatch to light. The person carrying out this hit was a skeevy, gun-wielding character named Skenk. Seeing Skenk cock his gun, and stab his sharp knife into a paper with Sir Lionel Frosts name was a bit too much for a kid’s movie.
Why My 8-Year-Old Daughter Likes Missing Link
My eight-year-old daughter loved Missing Link. She said that she liked that “Susan, had someone to play with and someone by his side since he did not have a family before.”
Should You Take Your Kids to See Missing Link
Missing Link is rated PG for action and peril, but I would not recommend the movie for any child under 8-years-old for that very reason. There is violence and rude humor that is best suited for older kids and adults. If you’re planning on seeing this movie as a family, I would suggest leaving the smaller kids at home. See what Tanay, a mom of pre-schoolers thought of the movie here.
About Missing Link
On April 12, 2019, meet Mr. Link: an 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.
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