The Bad Guys Review: A Breezy, Kid-Friendly Caper
There are only so many ways the same handful of story arcs in mainstream animated movies can be told.
Though the medium of animation itself can be expansive and aim far beyond the expectations of studio execs who presume that cartoons are for children, so many modern titles cover the same kind of ground.
Consider, for example, the idea of a stereotypically bad guy turning into a hero.
This faux-antihero arc has been the subject of films like “Shrek,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” and the “Despicable Me” franchise, all of which feature a lead character everyone else assumes is a villain, only for them to reveal hidden layers.
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