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‘Abominable’ review: Adorably sweet and adventurous

3 min read

Abominable is a visual spectacle that makes every impossible thing possible—with a touch of family values that could win everyone’s hearts.

Abominabe is all about teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) who encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But they will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.

Abominable will definitely win the hearts of younger audiences with such cute character like Everest, a massive Yeti who is the age-equivalent of a 9-year-old human boy. The film shows he relies on Yi and her friends to get him back to the Himalayas. He is curious and playful but can be a beast at times. Like all kids, he plays hard, doesn’t know his own strength and moody. His relationship with Yi is deep and forms the emotional core of the film. It’s for younger audience to enjoy — and if you are old enough to enjoy an animation, ultimately your enjoyment of Abominable will depend on your ability to embrace its childish silliness and adorable story of a girl and her yeti. Yes, it’s still good for everyone because the film is bound to win hearts all around.

Abominable is such an adventurous film to watch. Beautiful enough to make you ignore little predictable moments. It is simple and sweet, making every impossible thing possible – because that’s what you see in an animated world. It may not reach the Himalayan heights it’s aiming for yet it is infused with enough fantastical elements to keep viewers in good cheer. The best thing that this film offers is its spectacular visuals and family values that we can learn after. The film has strong positive messages for everyone with regards to family, friendship, and nature. There’s fun and entertainment as audiences can learn through seeing the characters grow into better versions of themselves.

This new aminated film from the makers of How to Train Your Dragon works beneficially when it focuses on the choice of voiceover, story, visuals, and music. This film brings diversity with having Asian leads. All cast members of the film — from Chloe Bennet to Sarah Paulson — are incredible and make each character unique. The main characters are no doubt relatable, likeable, fun and full of life. The sidekicks are heroic and funny. Even the villain is pretty interesting. They do a fantastic job with the storyline putting up twist, magical moments to ponder, and a chilling heartfelt soundtrack. It’s a great experience to see this one on the big screen.

Abominable puffs out as funny, adorable, and visually spectacular while making every impossible thing possible. Its outstanding theme about family will definitely touch everyone’s hearts. This is one beautiful adventure film recommended for all ages.


Dreamworks Animation and Pearl Studio Presents Abominable voiced by Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, and Michelle Wong.
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