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ABOMINABLE review — 11-Year-Old-Winston Says It Could Snowball Into a Hit

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Kid critic Winston Ordoña’s Abominable review says the plot and characters are predictable, yet the lovable monster and the beautiful visuals make DreamWorks’ new animated feature anything but Abominable.

Abominable reviewAbominable is about how Shanghai teen Yi (Chloe Bennet) has to find a way to return a Yeti home to Mount Everest, crossing thousands of miles with handsome, narcissistic Jin (Tenzing  Norgay Trainor) and cheerful young Peng (Albert Tsai). They are obstructed by Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) and Mr. Burnish (Eddie Izzard), who want the Yeti for themselves.

Their perilous journey becomes more exciting as they discover the Yeti’s magical powers. When they surf on flowers it looks like they are actually surfing on flowers because the visuals trick you.

I really liked the beautiful animation in Abominable because the backgrounds were photorealistic and the color and texture of everything is really smooth. The Yeti is the best part about the movie. You want to hug it all the time because of the way the animators designed it.

Bennet really shaped the character of Yi in a good way. When she is feeling pain or sadness you feel with her. Tsai is amazing as Peng because he has great comic timing and interacts with the other actors really well. He brings a source of tireless energy to the film. His relationship with the Yeti is the most fun thing in the movie. I also like Trainor’s acting because he plays his character’s evolution well. He goes from being a preppy boy to growing past his selfishness.

The writing in Abominable is funny and has occasional pop-culture jokes. I especially love that there is a strong Asian woman in the lead. I’m also glad about there being an almost all-Asian cast in a mainstream animated movie. That’s very rare in America. The relationships and the plot are predictable yet it is still a fun experience because of the magical Yeti and the visuals.

Rated PG

1 Hour 40 minutes

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Kid critic Winston Ordoña’s Abominable review says the plot and characters are predictable, yet the lovable monster and the beautiful visuals make DreamWorks’ new animated feature anything but Abominable.

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Winston Ordoña

Winston Ordoña is a fifth grader, Official LAPL Comic Book Expert, Level 40 Pokémon trainer, and dyed-in-the-wool cinephile. His favorite filmmakers include Alfred Hitchcock, James Mangold, and the Russo Brothers.

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