Smallfoot - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

Smallfoot - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

Black Barney     
 
3.3
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Starts off super weak but it does get better.

Took my 7-yr old girl to this and it was better than I was expecting. It's not great or anything, in fact far from it, but it does have its moments.

First of all, I didn't know it was going to have musical numbers in it. In a time where we have Moana and Frozen, your songs need to be pretty decent to be passable and the first two songs in this are so bad that I was really regretting choosing this over Clock in the Walls. Then the third song, a Queen cover, came along and not only was it really fun, but the movie itself turned around at that point and became a far better film. It maintained this momentum right until the end so overall it gets a pass for sure.

James Corden is great as a cartoony, conflicted Steve Irwin-type of filmographer. Common was actually really great as the Stonekeeper. The side characters were all good fun, in fact. Animation was better than Hotel Transylvania 3 with some nice vistas here and there, giving us a good sense of scale (important for this movie).

Good story and values too, surprising for a kid's movie that at first appeared to be ice-thin (GET IT?!). Lots of stuff going on, depth-wise, in this.

Good luck getting through the first third though. Ouf...

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Editor rating

Black Barney
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Heart 
 
3.5
Brain 
 
3.0

Summary

Movie Title
Smallfoot

Starts off super weak but it does get better.


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Patrick "Barney" Sullivan is a divorced father of one beautiful girl who he drags to the movies whenever he can, searching for the perfect family flick. Here, he writes movie reviews for us whenever he can but word to the wise.... Michael Barnes was heard saying once that Barney is « mostly wrong about everything » and that’s probably not far off. If you end up loving one of the films he points you too, be sure to let him know. It’s a thrill for him as he desperately needs validation.

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