Abominable Movie Review

DreamWorks Abominable Movie Review

I Have Been Looking For A Movie For All Ages

As a parent, I have noticed many movies made for and advertised to kids contain a lot of adult themes, and when you really think about them they can be slightly scary. My 4-year-old is very aware of situations of danger and peril, and movies that contain a lot of them scare her. So, I have been on the hunt for a movie this year that all ages would be able to enjoy, and after watching Abominable I think I have found it! Read below for my Abominable movie review.

Non-Spoiler Review for Geek for E

As always, while I try my best not to include spoilers in my reviews sometimes light ones do happen. If you are looking for an absolutely non-spoiler review of Abominable you can check out my short spoiler-free Abominable movie review for Geek for E HERE.

Abominable Movie Review

Movie Synopsis

Yi (Chloe Bennet) is a teenage girl trying to find herself again after having suffered the loss of her father. Clinging to a dream of traveling to places her father wanted to take her, Yi spends most of her time working to fund her trip. But in the process, she shuts out her mother (Michelle Wong) and Nai Nai ( Tzai Chin). When she finds a hurt young Yeti on her roof she doesn’t think twice.

She names him Everest (Joseph Izzo) and decides to help get him home even though there are people, Mr. Burnish (Eddie Izzard) and Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) looking to capture him at all costs. Seeing she is in trouble her neighbors Peng (Albert Tsai) and Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainer) join her on her quest to get Everest home. Their wild adventure teaches each of them about each other and reminds Yi about the importance of family, and that she is not alone.

(from left) – Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor), Peng (Albert Tsai) and Yi (Chloe Bennet) with the Yeti, Everest, in DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s Abominable, written and directed by Jill Culton.

My Review

If you are looking for a heartwarming movie for all ages then you have found it in Abominable. The story, music, and animation of Abominable are stunningly beautiful. While watching I was blown away by the animation. Not because it looked lifelike, which it doesn’t, but because it looks like beautiful pieces of art put together. (Personally, I prefer my animated movies to look animated.) I loved the characters of Peng and Jin. Their banter and comedic lines are hilarious and are standouts for me in the movie. As a former violin player myself, I loved the music and it added so much to the story and the movie itself. In the end, the movie had me wondering if it was truly Everest who was lost and needed help from Yi, or if Everest was somehow there to help Yi find her way back from her grief. (Maybe both!)

My Rating

Abominable is rated PG, but it is a movie for all ages. It does have some tense scenes, but they go by pretty quickly. Abominable is a movie I would take my 4-year-old to the theaters to see. (Unfortunately, she is scared of movie theaters right now so we will have to wait for it to come out on digital for her to watch at home.) I give Abominable a B+. I loved it! Opens 9/27/2019. Whoop! Haha!

For older children make sure you check out my reviews for Angry Birds 2 and Toy Story 4.

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