The social reviews come in for Tim Burton's "Dumbo". (Photo: WALT DISNEY)
The words of the famous boxing advertiser Michael Buffer started the world premiere of Tim Burton's live action "Dumbo" in Hollywood Monday night.
The premiere brought out the stars of the movie – Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito – and even fan Angelina Jolie with four of her children.
Monday marked the first opportunity for critics to express their views on social media for the film. Full reviews are embargoed until March 26, just three days before the March 29 release date, which places even greater emphasis on these early analyzes.
There is already almost unanimous opinion that Burton has created a visually stunning movie to follow the animated classic in 1941 – with a successful CGI elephant character called Dumbo for his giant ears.
Mike Manalo, from the Nerds of Color blog, praised the special effects of the elephant. He added: "But unfortunately, even though it looks good, the film lacks its sincerity and heart that made the animated original a classic. For crafted, and it's super-molded, it's a little wasted on paper-thin characters and relationships."
Tom Jorgensen from IGN boasted on the "big visuals, a very fun Michael Keaton performance and a delightful bebispachyderm." Jorgensen added that it was difficult to connect: "The human stories feel undercooked and it really rains on parade."
Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm.com seemed to condemn the film with faint praise when he said: "I liked #Dumbo. Fantastic art / production design . "
He explained in a further tweet: "I know I do not sound too enthusiastic about this movie but it was fun, and it is really worlds better than" Beauty and the Beast "and" Mary Poppins Returns. ""
Entertainment writer Courtney Howard praised the "surprisingly Pro CG elephant is absolutely delightful."
Chris Hayner, Associate Entertainment Editor at Gamespot.com, promised "the story of a giant-eared elephant who just wants to see his mother again. There just happens to be a good amount of adorable mixed in and some fun musical nodes to the original. "
Hayner called the production design," flat out incredible. " What I think it has gone for it Most of it is not just a live action remake. The animated originals are one hour long and light on people. This has people like Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton playing over-the-top and lots of other characters. #Dumbo
– Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) March 12, 2019