Missing Link is Worth Missing...
In the end, I think Missing Link's biggest dilemma arrived in that it didn't know what it wanted to be. Stop motion animation isn't limited to children-only storytelling, as presented to us by Wes Anderson and others like him. However, in a movie that had only children's movies advertised in the trailers, Missing Link straddled the line between genres.
The physical comedy served the children in the audience, as did Mr. Link's innocence. However, the dialogue (almost every written joke) aimed for the adults. The end result was a clash of inappropriate or juvenile attempts at humor that almost always fell flat. I saw this film in a theater full of children, and rarely did any of us laugh.
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