The Bad Guys movie review and films summary

The laughs are easy and breezy at the beginning of  The Bad Guys, and the animated comedy’s sun-baked vibe radiates Southern California cool.

A wolf named Wolf and a snake named Snake enjoy snappy banter at a retro L.A. diner.

They push and pull, jostle and tug, all in good-natured fashion.

This opening scene of “The Bad Guys” is its strongest, and it offers great promise.

Based on the kids’ graphic novel series by Aaron Blabey.

The animation is colorful and lively almost incessant, really and the physical comedy is at its most inspired.

The Bad Guys Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Awkwafina, Richard Ayoade, Zazie Beetz, Lilly Singh, Alex Borstein and more.

At the very least, “The Bad Guys” encourages kids not to judge a book by its cover and maybe even read an actual book about these characters afterward.