The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan ★½

You can't fault the special effects or the acting, but what this film does is take, what is in the main, a fairly sad story about an animal being held in captivity for 27 years with no access to daylight and turns it into a cute film about talking animals. It's easy to take against the film when it tells you it's based on a true story and the first thing you see is a talking gorilla! Disney have been guilty of whitewashing historical facts in their films before, but this homogenised, sickly sweet tearjerker is very hard to take in 2020