The Bad Guys movie opens in theaters this Friday, April 22nd! We saw an early screening over the weekend and took along some friends. The message I took away from the film was not to judge a book by its cover – it’s a great reminder for all! The Bad Guys is a family-friendly comedy about friendship and encouragement that even if you make mistakes, you can persevere. Below you’ll also find a free PDF of The Bad Guys movie printables!
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The Bad Guys Movie Review
About the film:
Nobody has ever failed so hard at trying to be good as The Bad Guys. In the new action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet—becoming model citizens.
Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf (Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake (Marc Maron, GLOW), chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson, Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians), aka “Webs.”
But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good.
Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade, Paddington 2), an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys?
The Bad Guys Movie Printables
My son read The Bad Guys book series in school and loved it. He noticed they added two characters to the film, the guinea pig and the fox. They were nice additions to the film. He also liked that they expanded on the world of the bad guys and that their friendship grew as time went on. He recommends all kids get the book series, especially if they loved the movie.
To get the free movie printables, click the image above. It will download a 19-page PDF with activity pages like word searches, mazes, coloring pages, and more! We hope you and your family enjoy the movie!