Dumbo Is Must Recommended Movie

The self-cannibalization at Disney continues with “Dumbo,” a turgescent, tedious and inflated live-action remake of the 1941 animated classic with exactly none of the emotion, charm or joy of the original. Why do these things, which are obviously bad ideas, turn out to be so bad? It’s a secret.

TRUE LOVE — When former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) is charged with taking care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus, he’s surprised by just how quickly his children (Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker) fall for the peculiar pachyderm. Directed by Tim Burton and produced by Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer, Disney’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Directed by Tim Burton, somewhat toned down from a script by Ehren Kruger (screenwriter of most “Transformers” films), this version is aimed at quasi-realism: animals do not speak or (mostly) do other things that animals cannot do. Instead of a clever mouse helping the floppy-eared elephant become a circus star, this function is taken over by an emotionless girl named Milly (Nico Parker) and her little brother Joe (Finley Hobbins), who travel with the circus because their father Holt (Colin Farrell) works for him.

(The year is 1919, moreover, and Holt has just returned from the Great War minus one arm. Don’t worry though – he soon has a dummy arm that can’t move, but at least keeps the special effects team from digitally removing Farrell’s Real. Self-invented crisis that served nothing has avoided anyway!)

Anyway, the entire plot of the original 64-minute “Dumbo” is reconstructed more or less faithfully in 40 minutes, leaving an hour to tackle Dumbo’s life after his flight number saved the circus in trouble. Max Medici (Danny DeVito), the sympathetic owner of the circus, becomes a partner of tycoon V. A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who has just opened a Disney theme park and wants to make Dumbo the main attraction. Vandevere promises jobs in the park for the faithful artists of Medici, but you can guess how to do it. The children want to reunite Dumbo with his mother, who is leaved in another part of the park, but Vandevere refuses this for reasons that are not clear about the General evil.

This indicates a problem with the transformation of the animation into real action. We tend to overlook logical errors when they are in a cartoon, but when creatures of flesh and bone (and synthesis images) are involved, they stand out. This whole story is based on a false premise: why would a crowd of circus fans find a baby elephant with huge ears, far from adorable? Why should your first instinct in the world be to roar, mock and intimidate the thing? However, without this reaction, Dumbo will not be marginalized, will not have to be cheered by children, will not discover his flying skills, etc. the reaction of the crowd does not make sense, but controls the whole story.

And what showman would not be delighted with the advertising prospects of matching his star performer with his mother? Jumbo and Dumbo, proud mother and her incredible flying boy! Why would Vandevere react to the discovery he already possesses by planning to finish her and keep Dumbo sad??

Even emotional moments that should not be missed, like Dumbo visiting his trapped mother, miss it because everything seems wrong and superficial. Elements of the original that will not work in 2019 (baby elephants get tipsy; racist stereotypical crow chants) are stuck anyway: the hallucination of the ” pink elephants ” now comes in the form of huge soap bubbles blown as part of a circus number, and replicas of” When I See an Elephant Fly “are edited in the introduction of Dumbo by the announcer big top, who is replaced by ” let’s scold us! ” it is being played.”guy (Michael Buffer) and said, I’m not afraid of you, “let’s get ready for Dumbo!”(Twice.) For a completely unnecessary film, little seems to have been thought about. Who could have predicted ??

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