Dumbo Movie Review – What Just Happened?

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I don’t know if you have any desire to see the new sort of a live action version of Dumbo.

I guess not many people do have that desire if the state of ticket sales is any indication.

I know they’re selling some in various places but where we watched this movie the theater was pretty bare.

Why make it?

We couldn’t figure out what the purpose was for creating this film. Maybe they had a contract with Tim Burton and they needed something to come off of the success of The Greatest Showman. Just speculation, I know, but constantly I was checking my watch and thinking about texting someone. The movie was beautifully lit and artistically filmed.

Danny DeVito did a spectacular job.

Colin Farrell, not so much, plus, he should never try to do a southern accent anymore. Isn’t it good enough that he can pull off an American accent?

It’s not that I hated the movie, but I think I would have rather seen a movie that I hated. You see I like movies. I like to tear them apart if they are in fact horrible. This one was just there. To me it was a paperweight of a movie.

Then there are those movies that the children enjoy, yet the parents don’t get. Now, this was not one of them. Everyone walked out of the movie kind of scratching their head. And I don’t think that’s from lice.

Pretty sure we got that taken care of. However we were so excited to go to the movies as a family. So glad that there are five dollar days and that we are on vacation.

I enjoyed some of the performances, but I really did not like the little drawn elephant. How can you beat the original cartoon elephant for cuteness. This cartoon supposedly live-action elephant was so much uglier than a real baby elephant. And I don’t think that was the reason why it was like that. I think the errors were supposed to create some sort of gasp as they did to A group of on the screen over actors.

Michael Keaton started out good but as in many movies,

the bad guy going nutso was not a good look for him.

I don’t wanna warn you against this movie, but I don’t want you to go to it expecting to like it very much.

Let me know what you thought, if you saw this movie in the comment section below. Was this a Dumbo move for Disney and gang?

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