Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Mr Popper's Penguins ★★☆☆☆

In the nineties Jim Carrey’s name was like a stamp of approval, guaranteeing near to instant box office success. When it came to outlandish slapstick comedies Carrey had the market cornered, becoming an unconventional A-list celebrity in the process. That once boundless and vivacious actor now seems like little more than a distant memory and whilst his ‘serious’ roles have propelled him into the consciousness of a more astute collection of film fanatics, his penchant for comedy has never since reached those once dizzying heights. Yet whilst Carrey’s name coupled with these entertaining, flightless birds may attract an audience of nostalgic Ace Ventura fans, Mr Popper’s Penguins target audience is undoubtedly of a younger demographic.

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