Abominable Review: Beautifully Animated And Sweet-Natured Adventure

Abominable: Nice Sweet-Natured Adventure Movie for family

This is one of three animated yeti films released  in the past year, DreamWorks’ Abominable might be both sweetest  and the simplest. Abominable is a kind family friendly fantasy adventure that offsets its cookie-cutter plotting with beautiful animation and also playful humor.

With admittedly familiar ingredients, Abominable offers audiences a beautifully animated and overall engaging adventure that the whole family can enjoy together.

Starring: Albert Tsai, Chloe Bennet, Eddie Izzard, James Hong, Joseph Izzo, Michelle Wong, Mickey Mouse, Rich Dietl, Sarah Paulson, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Tsai Chin

Summary

When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) met a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.

Rating: PG (for some action and mild rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Directed By: Jill Culton
In Theaters: Sep 27, 2019 Wide
Runtime: 97 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures

Some Crtic reviews for Abominable:

Brian Lowry (CNN.COM)

The simplicity of the premise puts more pressure on the animation, which is crisp and occasionally beautiful, but not especially imaginative in its design.

Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal)

This Chinese-American co-production is so distinctive pictorially, and so manifestly good-hearted, that it’s easy to forgive if not quite forget the ragged quality of its storyline.

Allen Adams (The Maine Edge)

Simple rather than sophisticated, Abominable is a sweet and inoffensive time at the movies – not great, but good enough.

Kristen Page-Kirby (Washington Post)

No, “Abominable” doesn’t reinvent the wheel – but it does deliver a lovely ride.

Jackie K. Cooper (jackiekcooper.com)

Sweet story (we have seen a thousand times) and wonderful animation make this a family friendly film that entertains.

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