Tag Archives: Adventure

Pinocchio (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An enchanting animation film from Guillermo del Toro

It is said that great movie directors do not follow rules but illustrate them instead, and “Pinocchio”, an animation feature film directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, surely exemplifies that. Yes, we are all familiar with that famous … Continue reading

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Strange World (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Into a familiar but fun world

Disney animation feature film “Strange World” is a standard product which turns out to be more spirited and enthusiastic than expected. Sure, this is another familiar family adventure drama besides reminiscent of a number of other adventure films ranging from … Continue reading

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My Father’s Dragon (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another charming animation film from Carton Saloon

Netflix animation feature film “My Father’s Dragon”, which was released a few days ago, is another charming work from Carton Saloon, an Irish film production company which gave us a series of stellar Oscar-nominated animation films including “The Secret of … Continue reading

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Enola Holmes 2 (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Miss Holmes Returns

Netflix film “Enola Holmes 2”, the sequel to “Enola Holmes” (2020), has more fun and excitement with its plucky titular heroine and several other characters around her. Based on the acclaimed young adult novel series by Nancy Springer, the movie … Continue reading

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The Sea Beast (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): How to Befriend Your Sea Beast

Netflix animation film “The Sea Beast” sometimes takes its time as paying some attention to its rich details and backgrounds, and I like that. While it is rather familiar in terms of story and characters, the film entertains us via … Continue reading

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Lightyear (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A simple lightweight fun from Pixar

“Lightyear”, the latest animation feature film from Pixar Studios, is as funny and lightweight as you can expect. Although it is merely a spin-off story derived from “Toy Story” (1995), the film generates enough charm and spirit from its rather … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A hollow piece of nostalgia

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” exists only for the nostalgia for its target audiences, and, unfortunately, that is all. Although it does try to recharge its franchise with a number of new characters at the beginning, the movie ultimately regurgitates old familiar elements … Continue reading

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Vivo (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Not as colorful or lively as its music background

Netflix animation film “Vivo”, which was released on last Friday, is not as colorful or memorable as required by its music background, and that is a shame considering a number of notable talented folks assembled here for its production. While … Continue reading

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Jungle Cruise (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A goofy overlong adventure film

“Jungle Cruise” is not as awful as I feared after watching its trailer several weeks ago, but it is also not as fun and entertaining as it could be. As a blockbuster flick based on one of those theme park … Continue reading

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Luca (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Pixar’s little Italian summer retreat

Pixar animation film “Luca” is a little crisp piece of work with some nice local period flavor to be appreciated. Although it is rather modest compared to Pixar Animation Studios’ more ambitious films such as “Wall-E” (2008) or “Inside Out” … Continue reading

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