When Marla and Charlie’s world is turned upside down with the unexpected deaths of their parents, all sense of adventure seems to have died with them. With only his sister left to take care of him, Charlie wants his fun and exciting big sister back, but she seems to have disappeared forever. A once young and adventurous carefree woman, planning a once in a lifetime trip around the world is hurled into adulthood with heavy reasonability, chores, and paying bills.
When Charlie runs away from home to escape Marla he manages to sneak into a toy fair, he is instantly amazed and drawn into the huge Playmobil display. Marla uses her mobile phone to track Charlie’s location down. On arrival, Charlie excitedly shows his big sister that someone has mimicked their toy display, within moments they are transported into a Playmobil universe and transformed into Playmobil characters. Marla and Charlie start on a toy adventure that the siblings could never have imagined.
The fabulous imagination and range of Playmobil characters appear on-screen almost instantly once they are portalled into toy town. With Vikings, Pirates, Food truck guy, Wild Westerners, spy’s and Romans the Playmobil imagination range runs wild. While Marla is eager to find her way out of the unexplainable toy realm, Charlie immediately discovers that he has ultimate strong powers and wants to stay in his Playmobil character to explore the land and have fun. Within moments of being transformed into the Playmobil World, Charlie and Marla are separated when Charlie accidentally catapults himself straight into the hands of an enemy . As in most toy towns, there are no rules, anything can happen in the Playmobil world.
Marla is desperate to find her brother Charlie so that they get out of the Playmobil world. With everything going wrong for Marla, she finds herself in many dangerous circumstances as she accidentally ends up becoming the owner of real Viking gold. There is no limit of imagination with the Playmobil toys in real life and within the film.
Real Viking gold soon attracts the attention of food truck guy, Del. When he agrees to help Marla to save himself from an evil sea creature he finds himself in unexpected circumstances that he blames on Marla. Del and Marla discover that Charlie has been captured by the evil Roman empire, Maximus (Adam Lambert). Although he is evil, Maximus brings a lot of comedy to his scenes with his erratic behaviour and demands. He is a character you cannot forget.
As the narrative unravels audiences are left wondering if Marla is really on a quest to find her younger brother, or is it a quest to find her inner adventurous self? The heartwarming narrative follows Marla in rediscovering who she once was before the tragic death of her parents. With a little help from a magical fairy in the woods and a flashy sleek spy, Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe) Marla is able to find her strength and sense of adventure.
It is only once Marla has really found herself that she can help to free her brother Charlie. Whilst Marla is on a quest to save her little brother from the evil Maximus, Charlie is on his own adventure joined by a wonderful cast of figures. With Amazonian tribeswomen, pirates, Cave people and futuristic characters Charlie is making his own plans to escape the Roman arena.
With a sleek song, a quick wardrobe change, and a gentle push from the fairy godmother, Marla is ready to take on evil Maximus and save her little brother from a dangerous beast. Can the random set of character really join together to save the day with Del’s food truck? The bright and wonderful Playmobil universe draws audiences in of all ages. There are underlining values of friendship and good v’s evil exhibited throughout the narrative.
Overall, Playmobil The Movie is a fantastic mix of comedy, imagination, action and emotion. The film is perfect for younger children and meets its target audience. Adults and families alike can also enjoy this Playmobil Movie as it provides a deeper storyline than expected by toys. Playmobil The Movie is expected to capture any child’s imagination, and they will surely be eager to go home and play with their own Playmobil sets as my children did. I have been a huge fan of Playmobil since I was in reception at Brightside school. Playmobil are a beloved and classic toy which I adore. I recommend Playmobil The Movie to families with young children, you will not be disappointed. It is a fantastic film to enjoy this summer. Within moments of being home, my children found out their playmobil sets and started to reenact their favourite characters from the film, (Charlie and Rex) with their remote control Ferrari. My children can’t wait for the film merchandise to come out in shops.
I rate Playmobil The Movie a magical five out of five stars. I only wish that the Playmobil film had have come out when I was a little girl. My son is already talking about how he can’t wait to see the next Playmobil film!