Eind deze maand komt Disneys Dumbo in de zalen en de film werd inmiddels vertoond voor de Amerikaanse pers. Tim Burtons live-action-remake van de animatieprent kreeg een overwegend positieve respons op sociale media.
Zowel de look als de positieve boodschap over dierenrechten werden geprezen en sommigen noemden Dumbo zelfs de beste Burton in jaren. Anderen vonden dan weer dat de personages onderontwikkeld waren.
I know I don’t sound too enthused about this movie but it was enjoyable, and it is certainly worlds better than Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins Returns. For reference, the only Disney live action remakes I liked were Jungle Book and Cinderella.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 12, 2019
#Dumbo has a blessedly surprising pro-animal rights agenda wrapped in a subtle, rebellious meta-commentary on a band of outsiders shaking up a corporate establishment. Its aesthetic design is dazzling, gorgeous & meticulous. The CG elephant is absolutely adorable. pic.twitter.com/hN0gjHUiv4
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) March 12, 2019
Watched #Dumbo last week. Despite some great visuals, a very fun Michael Keaton performance, and an adorable baby pachyderm, the movie never really gets you caring as much about what's going on as the original. The human stories feel undercooked and it really rains on the parade.
— Tom Jorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) March 12, 2019
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I can say that #Dumbo is a genuinely heartwarming, entertaining movie that is definitely worth your time. The cast is enjoyable but the VFX Dumbo is so damn expressive that he steals the show everytime he's onscreen.
— Nick Kazden (@ricknazden) March 12, 2019
The reimagining of #Dumbo in Disney's live-action lexicon soars higher than audiences will expect with its universal storyline, relevant theming, and the adorably rendered CGI-ed elephant that will warm even the coldest of undead hearts.
— The Foxglove Child ? (@sarahmusnicky) March 12, 2019
I really enjoyed #Dumbo . It’s a beautiful and whimsical movie, starring a CGI elephant with so much heart. It’s also a rather simple tale, so don’t expect tons of character septh. But I still had a blast with the ride it took me on and it’s the best Burton’s been in years. pic.twitter.com/tKu6eHfKlM
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) March 12, 2019
Our reporter @minkus saw #Dumbo. “It’s absolutely wonderful – a beautiful story, quite different than the original, that won’t leave a dry eye in the theater. The cast is kismet together on screen. It’s one of Tim Burton’s best in a long time.” Full review on the 26th. pic.twitter.com/1VvhDU9dbl
— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) March 12, 2019
— Jessica McDonald (@healthy_mouse) March 12, 2019
#Dumbo the character is quite cute. But unfortunately, though it looks great, the movie lacks the sincerity and heart that made the animated original a classic. Too manufactured, and it’s super talented cast is a bit wasted on paper thin characters and relationships. -Mike M
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) March 12, 2019
The character Dumbo is an irresistible cannonball of tenderness. Every time he flies it lifts your spirit! Danny DeVito steals the show with a hilarious performance. Formulaic and melodramatic, but a better film than the Disney live-action adaptations from last year.
— Nestor Cine (@NestorCine) March 12, 2019
#Dumbo is the Star is Born of flying elephant movies.
— Franchise Fred (@FranchiseFred) March 12, 2019
There’s a scene in DUMBO where Michael Buffer shows up to introduce Dumbo and yells, “LET’S GET READY FOR DUMBOOOOOOO.”
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) March 12, 2019