‘Abominable’ review: Adorably sweet and adventurous

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.

‘Abominable,’ ‘Ma,’ ‘Yesterday’ launch new posters

Universal Pictures has just unveiled the new one-sheet artworks for three of its highly anticipated films of the year — the suspense thriller Ma starring Octavia Spencer, the rock-and-roll comedy Yesterday and the animated comedy adventure Abominable.

Check the posters below and watch Ma in Philippine cinemas on June 19, followed by Yesterday on June 26 and Abominable in September 25.

Ma, Yesterday and Abominable are distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

About Ma

From Tate Taylor, the acclaimed director of The Help and Get On Up, and blockbuster producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Halloween, The Purge series) comes Ma, a thriller anchored by a daring and unexpected performance from Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer, one of the most powerful actors of her generation.

Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe. Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.

She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her Ma. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

About Yesterday

From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

About Abominable

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes.

When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) 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 the trio of friends 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.