Two weeks, two kids’ movies. Oh my… Well, this one was pretty good, after a really slow start. The slow start knocks it down, but otherwise this movie gets 4 Icees! Whereas Sonic was targeting pre-teen only, this movie is for a viewing audience that is slightly older, probably up to the early-teenage viewers, but has has enough (once it gets going) for everyone. If you read my review for Sonic you know that I feel kids’ movies should have a lot of laughter. This movie has some, but not really a lot, but I still liked the movie because it was like a younger Pixar-type adventure.
The story is solid enough, with the quest to…. oops, almost did a spoiler there. Anyway, there is a quest and this movies follows our adventurers through it. The references to a D&D-like game was a nice touch as well.
The two main heroes are voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, and I hope someday they do a non-animation movie together because even though it was just their voices, I think they portrayed great chemistry together and I’d like to see more of that. It’s a shame Marvel didn’t play off that in Infinity War / Endgame.
If you want to watch a fun movie this weekend, this is the one I’d recommend.
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