Looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family? Why not see the new DreamWorks Animation movie, Abominable? We were invited to a special screening last week, and I have to be honest with you. While this is a predictable movie(shocker), it was a beautiful movie with a great message of family values and teamwork.
What is Abominable about?
DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of a Chinese city to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes.
When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and her friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
But the trio of friends will have to stay one step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.
Why should my family see this movie?
If you regularly read my reviews, you know it is all about the take-away with me. This movie was no exception. Set in China with an almost all-Asian (animated)cast, Abominable features diversity, family values, teamwork, and an appreciation for nature. While the movie is (extremely) predictable, it is a refreshing, fun family movie – with a great soundtrack and visuals. How could you not fall in love with that adorable Yeti?
But what about that PG rating…Is Abominable safe for my whole family?
Abominable is rated PG for some frightening moments, but nothing too inappropriate. There are a few action/fighting scenes, but nothing too terribly frightening. Abominable is not your new action/adventure weekend thrill. The movie is overall a happy, predictable movie with a happy ending.
Are you taking your family to see Abominable this weekend? Come back and let me know your thoughts!