Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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Spirited (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A Christmas Carol with song and dance

“Spirited”, which is currently available on Apple TV+, attempts something different with that famous classic short story by Charles Dickens, and the result is mildly engaging on the whole. As frequently serving us song and dance numbers, the movie generates … 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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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) ☆☆☆ (3/4): The ladies carry on

We can only imagine what would follow “Black Panther” (2018) if Chadwick Boseman had not died so early, but I am happy to report that its sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is much more than a mere next chapter. Although … Continue reading

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Wendell & Wild (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Henry Selick’s new stop-motion animation film

Animation feature film “Wendell & Wild”, which was released on Netflix a few weeks ago, deserves to be welcomed for a number of good reasons. Henry Selick, who gave us “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) and “James and the Giant … Continue reading

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Black Adam (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Dwayne Johnson is just being there…

I still remember how inconsequential Dwayne Johnson’s brief appearance in “The Mummy Returns” (2001) was. While the trailer emphasized this hulking star wrestler’s participation in the film to considerable degree, whatever he did for the film did not amount to … Continue reading

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Drifting Home (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A drifting apartment building

Japanese animation feature film “Drifting Home”, which was released on Netflix a few days ago, begins with an intriguing story idea to hold your attention for a while, but it only comes to disappoint us due to several flaws in … Continue reading

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Alienoid (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A bland and bloated teaser for whatever will come next

South Korean film “Alienoid”, which is actually the first half preceding the second half which will come in next year, is bland and bloated to say the least. Although I watched the film during last evening, I cannot recall any … 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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