A lot (and I mean a LOT) of films fall prey to the second-half syndrome. You know the type of film where first half generates interests but post interval, either the story is too frenzied or so slowly paced that you want to take a nap. "Tick Tock" refreshingly has a very decent second-half. In the first half, perhaps, due to it being a movie about time traveling, you feel it being disjointed. But, by the end, the director Omer Hassan brings back all the pieces impressively.
Tick Tock features a journey of two kids namely Dania (voice-over by Maria Memon) & Hasan (voice-over by Ahsan Khan). They are time travelers and go back in history (and once in future) to put a stop on the creation of an alternative timeline (world) under an evil time master. In this journey, they are accompanied by KK (Alyy Khan) and Gobo (Ghulam Mohiuddin). We get to meet a young Mohammad Ali Jinnah and his sister Fatima Jinnah and such historical references serve as a good reminder for kids. We are also introduced to the nuclear bomb testing site, Chaghi in the movie.
The animations of the film are clearly not as good as our most recent animated film, Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor. However, with a focus on storytelling and revolving around a positive message and direction, Tick Tock ticks a few boxes, making it a film that your kids can enjoy this weekend.