Dumbo - We Are All Ears For This Live Action

As one of he first Disney movie that I have seen and touched my heart as a child, Dumbo becomes part of the the live action films made by Disney. For this year, it will also be one of the three adaptations for this year along with Aladdin and Lion King.

Dumbo has a great concept originated with from an American story. With this version directed by Tim Burton, it is expected that the movie will have his signature dark yet imaginative production design. And it was also kind of a reunion for the Butron's Batman with several cast like Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton are part of it.

Burton version was indeed full of creative details which is like what he did in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and made some changes in the plot which was good and gave it a more realistic approach with humans intervening for Dumbo instead of animals talking to each other.

An interesting family film based on a DIsney classic, Dumbo would be best paired with the original animated film for perspectives. But still both are good as stand alone films as it will both melt your heart with the interaction between Dumbo, his mom, and the circus family.

Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin.  Directed by Tim Burton, now showing in cinemas.

Deliberation time kids! 

Film summary: Circus feels from start to finish

Quotable quote: “Fly Dumbo, Fly!" - Joe Farrier

Technical Effects: 5 out of 5 stars (True to Burton's style it has the )

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (with a change from the original, it became more apt with reality but still follows a standard type of direction.)

Acting and Actors: 3 out of 5 stars (Interestingly Eva Green and Danny DeVito stands out among the cast better than the other leads)

Pros:  special effects, soundtrack, production design, empowerment, science (except how Dumbo flies)
Cons: Dumbo has less screen time than expected, some characters not utilized for the story

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Music by Danny Elfman,  the themes are usually mellow yet eerie at some point but will definitely make you feel good at the end. Also check out the versions of "Baby Mine" in the soundtrack.)

Overall: Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars (Dumbo may have a different appeal in live action but still has that charm to win hearts for both young and old.)

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