With the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy now over, DreamWorks is lacking a series featuring a young, aspiring adventurer with a cute monster buddy to sell a million plushy dolls and make a ton of money off of. But not any longer! Introducing Abominable, a movie where a young, aspiring girl goes on an adventure with an adorable monster pal who will undoubtedly sell a lot of huggable plushy dolls.
This is the most inoffensive, OK movie I think I've ever seen. The characters are fine. The story is fine. The villain is fine. Everything is just fine. The jokes are hit or miss, but the visuals! Oh man, the visuals are actually the saving grace in this movie. The Asian setting makes it stand out from other animated films, showcasing the splendid grandeur of the continent. It almost feels like a big budget tourism advertisement, especially to, well, Mt. Everest--there's literally a giant billboard of the mountain in one scene. Additionally, there are some musical and action scenes that highlight the artistic talents of its animators. This is certainly a movie for you if you are a fan of color and vivid spectacles.
There isn't really much more to say about this movie because you've probably seen another movie with a similar story and similar characters. It just doesn't stand out for me and won't be a movie I will remember years down the road. Ultimately, it's a kid's film, and if you need your kid distracted for an hour and a half, this isn't a bad choice. It's not a bad choice. It's just an OK choice.
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