Dumbo ★★½


"Fly, Dumbo.. fly."

Competently made, yet it is only with Eva Green's appearance and newcomer Nico Parker that begins to give this some semblance of life. I enjoyed it despite the dull first half, and it certainly has its charms throughout. Only when we have Michael Keaton onscreen can we discern that Tim Burton is indeed in the director's chair, but there's little evidence he even had input at all in Disney's latest exploit on nostalgia. Dumbo certainly tries to change things up from the original to make it worth checking out; however it has a hard time to do so. Danny DeVito is a big time charmer in the first half before he takes a back seat in the second. Dumbo is one cute CGI creation, I'll give it that.

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