A handful of elements hold this back from fully reaching its potential, notably Elton John’s unmemorable-borderline-bad songs which would all be better if Elton wasn’t trying to replicate the “Phil Collins doing Tarzan” treatment (or if most of them weren’t relegated to montage sequences where the lyrics convey absolutely nothing about the plot or characters). There’s also some sketchy plotting, some jarring tonal shifts between kid-friendly adventure flick and more adult material like offscreen sex and human sacrifice, and a…
Rented out an entire theater auditorium to watch this on the big screen tonight and it was a truly wonderful, even magical experience. Hans Zimmer’s score I’m certain was touched by the divine, the voice cast is magnificent, and the animation still looks amazing!!! I don’t understand how every other animated film that integrated 3D effects in the late 90s looks understandably dated but this one could’ve been released yesterday and I don’t think hardly anyone would bat an eye?!? Astounding!
The most consistent of the Marvel shows to date. Doesn’t quite reach WandaVision’s highest heights (I love Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson but Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn were just something special) but thankfully avoids the thematic pitfalls of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Add in a solid mix of truly character driven moments and MCU table-setting, and a creative team that clearly loved The Last Jedi and I’m sold!