Abominable (2019) Movie Review

ABC Film Challenge – Animation – A – Abominable (2019)

Director: Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman

Writer: Jill Culton (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Izzard

Plot: Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want him for their own needs.


Tagline – Home Has a Magic All Its Own.

Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Abominable starts when a young yeti escapes Burnish research facility. Where Dr Zara had been studying it, hiding in the rooftops of city. Here he is found by Yi, a teenage girl who is looking to travel China. Working hard to make her dream a reality.

Yi decides to help the yeti, that she nicknames Everest return home and is joined by Peng and Jin along the way. In a journey that will take them across China to Mount Everest.

Thoughts on Abominable

Characters

Yi is a teenage girl that is still recovering since her father’s death. She is working hard with any job in hopes of escaping the city. Dreaming of seeing China one day, she has become distant from her mother and isolated in her own life. Seeing her old friends still playing into the new stages of their lives. She finds Everest and ends up helping make him better and return him home to his family. Getting to see the journey she has always been on.

Everest is the young Yeti who is afraid, he just wants to go home and with his abilities. He helps the kids on the journey home, despite always being up for a little bit is mischief.

Peng is the younger cousin of Jin who dreams of being a basketball player. He is the youngest and easiest to be distracted on the journey, but he also won’t give up on the journey.

Jin has become the modern teenager obsessed with social media friends and likes. He has most of the girls in the city wanting him and ends up on the journey to protect his cousin and still watching over Yi from afar. He will get the fish out of water character for the four, learning to adapt to experience the world more.

These characters will learn something about themselves through the journey. Dr Zara and Burnish fill the generic villainous roles that want to find the yeti for their own reasons.

Story

The story here follows three teenagers that end up helping a yeti return to Mt Everest after it escapes from a research facility. Which will see them going on a journey of a lifetime. This is a story that does have a deeper meaning about doing the right thing. Learning to adapt to change and remembering the ones that are still around you, loving you even after losing a family member.

The journey shows us just what it means to find yourself in the world that has suddenly started moving so fast around you, as well as telling people to stop and take a look at the bigger picture in life. We have plenty of meaning, which will give the story plenty of heart.

Themes

Abominable is a beautiful animation bringing to life the idea of yetis in a world. Which has continued to evolved without the calm it once had for them. Showing u just how beautiful the scenery in China can become even in animated form. The comedy in the film can give everyone a laugh, with a mix of cute and silly, with the adventure taking the kids on a journey they never imagined. The use of music will come into play, showing the connection Yi once had with her father, being able to drive the journey on when she plays.

 

Abominable is a beautiful animation that is filled with the heart and soul to make everything have a stronger meaning.

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