Small Foot

This was such a cute and fun movie, and was incredibly better than what was expected from the previews. It’s a fun movie with a great message for the whole family.

This movie reminded me of a mix between Frozen and The Lorax, which are both incredible films. I had no clue from the previews that this movie would fit in the musical theatre movie genre. I was fairly impressed with the soundtrack and the songs are pretty catchy, just like the Lorax.

STANDOUTS: First off, this movie is FILLED with an incredibly well-know cast, so this movie was already set up for success. With leading voices of:

  • Channing Tatum as Migo: As the main yeti in this movie, Tatum genuinely surprised me. I have never noticed Channing Tatum to be a successful voice actor, but he has done his small share of voice acting recently with The Book of Life, The Lego Movies, and the Simpsons. Who knew that Channing Tatum could sing? I don’t know if this was a known fact, but Channing Tatum is definitely a triple (counting voice actor, quadruple) threat with his acting, dancing, and now public talent of singing.
  • James Corden as Percy: As the main human in this movie, I don’t think there could have been a better actor to voice this part. We all knew Corden could sing, but he adds nothing but perfection to the creation of this movie.
  • Zendaya as Meechee: Zendaya has been the talk of the town for a couple years now, and I don’t doubt her presence in this movie gained a lot of attention from teens that would probably not have seen it otherwise. Her voice has always been so pure and fit the script in the perfect ways it should.

This movie also included stars such as: Common, Lebron James, Danny DeVito, my personal favorite, Gina Rodriguez, Ely Henry, and Yara Shahidi.

I don’t think this movie would have done as well in the box office without this cast to draw in the crowd, but this celebrity heavy cast did make for an extremely successful movie.

MESSAGE: This movie was full of really good messages for today’s time, with messages regarding greed and segregation. It was incredible how this film used yetis vs. humans to truly describe how humans treat each other based on how they look. That’s a really important message for today. SPOILER at the end of the movie the yetis and humans finally learn to live together in peace instead of being afraid of one another and I thought the movie could have, most definitely, ended before that and been well off, but it truly made my heart happy seeing them come together. SPOILER ENDED

I thought the idea of this movie was very clever, as the movie would have still worked if it were about humans featuring yetis, as other movies would have. But the thought and ideas behind this movie is what sets it apart from other animations. I loved the idea, I thought the movie was hilarious, and so did my mom. I’m not one to laugh at kid’s jokes or just anything thrown my way, it takes a lot to make me laugh, but this movie did, indeed make me laugh.

My absolute favorite parts about this film was the intricacy of the animation. As we have noticed in other movies and behind the scenes of movies such as Monster’s Inc, it is very difficult to animate hair to sway and move like it would in real life. This entire movie is about hairy yetis and this movie NAILS it! From standing still to running the hair on the yetis moves in the wind in such methodically thought out ways and it looks so aesthetically pleasing and PERFECT for this movie.

I loved the entire  movie from the cast to the music to the storyline to the ending, I loved it and if this movie was created by Disney, I feel like this movie would have been just as big of a hit as movies like Coco and Zootopia. I could definitely see the plush dolls and toys made. But since it is not a Disney film, I will just have to be content with how much I enjoyed the film and everyone in it. I highly recommend this movie for all ages, from the little ones to grown adults. It is definitely a family movie that the WHOLE FAMILY truly needs to see!

RATING: 80%

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