Playmobil: The Movie

"When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime 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 (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) 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!"

Growing up I lived in a LEGO household. For that reason, Playmobil never really appealed to me but I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. I wasn’t expecting it to be so… Funny. There were plenty of grown up jokes thrown in for parents and frankly they were much appreciated (I don’t know about you but I’ve almost fallen asleep during so many children’s movies that seem to have forgotten that us parents are a part of the audience too). There were a few life lessons thrown in for the bigger kids to learn from and an engaging storyline that didn’t seem to slow down to a crawl to keep the little ones just as hooked to the screen.

My favourite character was Rex Dasher – voiced by Daniel Radcliffe. His on-screen presence made my eyes roll repeatedly (in a funny way, of course). My son fell in love with the Dinosaur (typical boy!). Before the movie members of the public were treated to FREE tasty burritos from Del’s Food Truck (one of the main characters in the film) and a photo op with the man himself!

Playmobil: The Movie is in cinemas from August 9th! You can book your tickets here Be warned – your kiddos are likely to hound you for the playsets (mine certainly is!) and you can find them all here including Del’s truck and Rex Dasher’s Porsche. If you’re not looking to buy the bigger sets you can always opt for the collectable mini figures that come in at around £3.

[Cinema tickets gifted]

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