Review: “Dumbo”

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From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.

Unlike the original “Dumbo” film that came out in 1941, 78 years ago, this movie is more than just a flying elephant.

As much as I loved the movie and adorable Elephant, I wished the movie didn’t contain as much CGI as it did. There were some parts where it was all natural and real, but after seeing so many movies that contained a lot of CGI, a part of me hoped that Disney would keep the movie off of a green screen, if not most of the movie.

But despite this, one of my favorite things about the movie was the music. As a musician, I really do enjoy listening to movie soundtracks. It’s really cool how the music plays out and how it impacts the plot.

For example, the “bubble elephant” part in the new “Dumbo” movie has really heavy brass music, so it made the scene feel more magical but very scary and mysterious. In other parts, the music was completely different with more lighthearted tones or sad themes. Compared to other movies, the music definitely had an affect on how the movie was shown.

If I am going to be honest, the original Dumbo film scared me.I didn’t necessarily pay attention to what was happening in the film, but more so I hated how it looked- especially the bubble seen. I have only seen that part of the movie once.

Just so you know, the bubble scene in the new “Dumbo” movie still scared me, 11 years later from the first time I watched it.

Overall, the new “Dumbo” movie is about as good as the next movie. It wasn’t particularly special, but it was cool how the producers recreated the famous scenes from the original film and added a bigger theme to the story.

I enjoyed seeing the character development throughout the movie and how a single elephant seemed to change how the characters viewed things. And in the end, we all learned how you can make the impossible, possible.

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