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Dumbo Reactions Are In: Under Cooked, Pro-Animal Rights Movie

Matt McGloin Posted: 03/13/2019 - 22:19 COMMENT

While Captain Marvel has the month of March all to itself, Disney's Dumbo does premiere March 29, followed a week later by DC's Shazam! and the Pet Sematary remake, and now the early reactions are in, which come off a bit mixed.  

The Dumbo reactions from early screenings have hit Twitter with various users offering the flick is "under cooked," a "surprising pro-animal rights agenda" movie, lacks the "sincerity and heart," but at the same time others offer it is a "beautiful, surprising & visually mindblowing film," "enjoyable," and more.

Tim Burton directs the flick about circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) who enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.


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