Dumbo Review

Rotten Tomatoes
Dumbo, Disney commercialization at its most plain and forgettable. The only compelling element of this film is its cute lead elephant, all of the human characters are hardly developed and ultimately feel shallow. Looking for wondrous visuals? Don’t expect much in this drearily shot film. Outside of the introduction to Dreamland and a scene involving elephant bubbles, this is one of the blandest looking Tim Burton films. Was the lack of Johnny Depp leaving him a bit uninspired? Only interested in seeing this film for Danny Devito? Well, he goes underused, so you’re sort of out of luck there too. It’s not that Dumbo is a bad film, but more a safe, mediocre film that passes by on studio and name recognition. I’d write a longer review, but I fear it wouldn’t be worth my time or yours to read it. Very simply, do not pay premium dollars to see this movie. 6/10

Author: Teddy Frederick

Movies have been my passion since I was a young teenager. I had realized how much I loved going to the theater and watching something on the big screen, and I wanted to feel that sensation as often as possible. I began seeing as many movies as my schedule and wallet could allow, and in wanting to give back to the film community and myself, I wrote film reviews. I first posted them under the audience reviews of Rotten Tomatoes; if I ever go back to those posts now I cringe at the writer I used to be. In 2018, I had the idea to start my own space to post my content and thus Movie Reviews Today was born. I am a film and media studies student at Arizona St. University. I am also a three-year shift supervisor with Starbucks. My hope is to soak up as many movies and movie knowledge as I can moving forward and to share my passion with my readers.

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