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ABOMINABLE

Rated: PG

Release Date: September 27, 2019

Director: Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman

Stars: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard

Plot: A girl finds a Yeti hiding near her house and goes on a journey to return him to his home

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Drop everything and see this in theaters now

 

 

I love it when DreamWorks comes out with a new animated film because I know they are going to raise the bar once again. They did it with SHREK, they did it with HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, and they did it with TROLLS.

 

And now they've done it again with ABOMINABLE.

 

This film is fun and exciting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and stayed interested throughout the whole film. The kids I was with were even more enthralled than I was. They were leaning forward and bouncing on the edge of their seats with excitement.

 

It is magical in story-line and in the visuals on-screen. I was fascinated by how crisp, clean, and detailed the animation was. Even the smallest details were visible and beautiful. And when Everest the Yeti does his magic the whole screen jumps to life. At times I didn't even know where to look because I wanted to see all of it at once.

 

The story is pretty formulaic, but that is okay. This is a movie made for kids around the age of 8-10. They haven't seen this story play out dozens of times like adults have. But even as an adult, and knowing where the story was going, I was still happy to be on the journey with the characters.

 

The kids will find this film to be exciting, magical, adventurous, and suspenseful. Parents will find it to be the same.

 

This movie should have it's name changed from ABOMINABLE to ADORABLE. Take the whole family and enjoy.

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ROCK DOG

Rated: PG

Release Date: February 24, 2017

Director: Ash Brannon

Stars: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons

Plot: A sheep-guarding dog leaves his life for the life of his dreams

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Wait for the DVD

 

 

It's not really fair to judge a film by comparison to other films, but this one was released just three weeks after THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and I can't help but see how much ROCK DOG pales in comparison to it. Not only is it not in the same ballpark, but they aren't even playing the same game. 

 

I took my young daughters to see this movie. One of them thought it was okay, the other didn't like it. I did hear them both giggling a couple of times, but I also looked over at them every once in a while and saw that they weren't really engaged.

 

It isn't a bad movie, but it isn't great either. Personally, if you are going to spend the money to see something in the theater with your kids I think you'd be better off seeing LEGO BATMAN a second time.

 

Even when it hits the DVD and digital market it will be worth a rental at best.