Despite the familiar premise and characters, I found the movie charming as heck.
The Yeti; “Everest,” also has a very cute character design and mannerisms that I found quite enjoyable.
Chloe Bennet as Yi, is also a character that you can easily root for. Who doesn’t love a tenacious and adventurous girl, who has a smart mouth, and is excellent on the violin?
I very much appreciated the general story of the main character who wants to travel through China. Although it kinda comes off like this was funded by the Chinese Tourism board.
Visually very pleasing, with vibrant colors, and excellent set locations.
Movie moved at a good pace, and had several good scenes. This adventure always kept my attention.
The comedy bits are amusing enough, and aren’t always targeted towards a younger audience. I did enjoy the running gags quite a bit though.
The emotional parts are also pretty effective, and elevates my attachment to the film.
I loved the themes that are showcased in the story, and makes me appreciate this movie even more.
Stay throughout the whole end credits. There were some nice touches shown there that adds to the story.
Like I implied, the plot for this movie is still generally formulaic, and can be very predictable. Expect some familiar plot tropes to show up.
There are some logical inconsistencies found here and there. Whether it’s some visual references or some plot details.
I also found some of the plot turns in this film to be a little manipulative.
Several of the humor are clearly geared for a more younger crowd that would laugh at a joke about giant blueberries in places where they shouldn’t be. *groan*
Apparently this movie is also not above using some very dated pop culture jokes.
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