Release Date: September 27th, 2019
MPA Rating: PG (for some action and mild rude humor)
Runtime: 1 hr 27 min
Directed By: Jill Culton
Written By: Jill Culton
Starring: Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddy Izzard, Sarah Paulson, and Tsai Chin
Abominable begins with a large adorable looking creature breaking free from a hi-tech laboratory and reaching a Chinese metropolis. This creature turns out to be a Yeti. Soon, high on top of an apartment complex rooftop, the Yeti encounters a young but tough girl named Yi (Chloe Bennet).
The young girl is in grief over the recent death of her father. Yi keeps herself busy by working multiple jobs, so she can save up enough money to take a trip across China, which was her father’s dream.
During her encounter with the Yeti, she realizes that he is injured, and works to heal his wound. Yi discovers that the Yeti is gentle and loving, and she names him, Everest. She decides to return Everest back to Mount Everest where he can be reunited with his family. They are accompanied by Yi’s neighbors, Peng (Albert Tsai) and Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor). Unbeknownst to them, they are being followed by a villainous doctor (Sarah Paulson) and an animal collector (Eddie Izzard).
Personally, Abominable is just not a movie for me. Yet, if I was a young child, then this movie would be an absolute winner. The friendship between Everest and Yi is one that most children would probably love to have. I mean, what child wouldn’t want a big lovable yeti as a friend.
Besides this, the villains are not scary in any manner. They certainly do not measure up to any Marvel villain. Additionally, the movie has some humorous moments thanks to multiple one-liners. So, adults may not find Abominable a joy to sit through, but the children they bring will likely enjoy it.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars