Dumbo

Release Date:March 28, 2019
Review Date:March 30, 2019
Reviewer:Blake Leath
Genre(s):Family

Dang.

There are several ways to screw up a film, and Tim Burton's Dumbo seems to have found all of them, save one adorable star.

We've got bad casting, poor acting, 80% doom/gloom, 10% trepidation, and 10% jubilation, when what we really needed was 10% anticipation and 90% jubilation.

It is, after all, a family film about outcasts finding their way.

Alas, I was nervous for poor l'il Dumbo for the better part of two hours, and I don't think that's how family films should make us feel.

But man oh man, what an adorable little guy! Aside from the ears, he's all forehead, eyelashes, and doe-eyes set upon a body with the proportions of a snowman.

What's not to love about that?

Everything else, I guess.