Here’s my Abominable review which features a ragtag gang of kids a young Yeti set for an adventure to reconnect the kid with his parents. The film features the voices of Chloe Bennett, Sarah Paulson and more. Opens October 2 from United International Pictures.
The film features a lot of talented people led by Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennett who plays the role of Yi, together with Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tenzing Norgay Trainor and directed by Jill Culton.
This could be one of the top five animated features that are major releases by film companies and there are a number of reasons why.
Its a fresh take on a classic story
We’ve all seen this story before. Lead character meets something/someone that puts them on a quest of rediscovery and reflection, they create memorable moments, become friends and then a couple of additional characters join along the way. Its the same plot for classics like Lord of the Rings and even The Hobbit. The difference here is that the people who work on this ditches fantastic locations for a quick tour of China.
One of those little quirks that they have for this Abominable review are those nice visual touches that Xi and the rest of her friends encounter with the help of the lost Yeti, Everest. I did not even see the film in 3D but I liked those scenes with flowers bursting in the scenes and even those moments where they run away from the shady corporate goons hellbent on re-capturing Everest.
It’s been a hell of a year for movies and I’m surprised at the amount of animated features released. It’s suddenly a fun and fresh break to see a fun kids movie. The acting and the character moments are Ok for the tier the film is on. Some moments were actually emotionally packed especially if you came from a point where you are experiencing loss.
Abominable Review – Verdict
While suffering from the same formula as other movies of the genre, Abominable has some admirable qualities including an interesting set of voice actors; great character designs especially for the yeti named Everest. Some nice subplots that people can relate to on various levels and a satisfying payoff for the main villains.
Abominable opens October 3 from United International Pictures Philippines and Columbia Pictures Philippines.