Last night the family decided to sit down and my mum decided to watch the new remade Pinocchio from Disney starring Tom Hanks and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
This new retelling of Pinocchio is very different from the one I remember watching as a child.
Pinocchio is a puppet made by Geppetto a clockmaker. The movie is based in Italy and the movie is about all the activities of Pinocchio that transform him from a lifeless puppet to a real boy in a twenty-four-hour period.
It all starts from “A Wish Upon a Star” Did anyone else know that the Wish Upon a Star was from Pinocchio and it was an actual song I always thought it was just some Disney instrumental theme song.
IMDB describes this movie as “A puppet is brought to life by a fairy, who assigns him to lead a virtuous life in order to become a real boy.”
I describe this movie as something that is not suitable for children!
Please do not leave your children under 10 unsupervised watching this movie. I felt and so did my family member and the reaction from my daughter leaving the room and she said that the movie is scary.
The movie is what I say has a lot of adult themes from the loss of a wife mother and child and kidnapping.
The movie is told by the same director that brought you National Treasure and I have to say although the movie is good in general it’s not for the child-aged audience its more for the kids that grew up in the 70s ’80s and even older to watch the new version with better CGI etc…
There were parts in the movie that they only touched on and the growth of Pinocchio’s nose was only shown in a part of the story when trapped in a bird cage and he only lied to get himself out of that cage.
The movie is mostly dark and it’s a rags-to-riches story of a father and son reuniting to become a family.
In parts of the movie, there were scenes that I turned into jokes so that I could lighten the movie’s overall darkness.
One time is when Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and Pinoco’s dad were chased by a sea monster and I dreamed the movie to turn into Moby Dick. At the same time, they were running away from the sea monster all of a sudden Pinocchio’s pine legs turned into a powerboat and all I saw was Pinocchio’s legs with Sonic the Hedgehog’s head.
The other movie reference that came to mind was when they got stranded on the Island my wife was like what’s that Tom Hank’s movie that he is on a deserted Island and I was like Wilson 🙂 Castaway.
It just reinforces you do not go travelling with Tom Hanks! lol
I feel this version of the movie although awesome CGI should not be PG it should be for anyone aged 15 and above M+15
A one-time watch for me and all these new remakes have incorporated some sort of Disneyland or Disney World theme park ride.
The movie also goes for just under two hours and does keep the momentum going although there were parts of the movie I was looking at my phone playing mobile games while the movie slowed down but did not stop.
If you are a fan of the Disney classics I advise watching this at least once it’s a one-time watch for me. When it comes to watching this with your kids 4 years and above be there with them although even reassured my daughter and told her that she can sit with me to feel safe she went into her room and played with her toys.
I wanted to try and reassure her as I did with my youngest sister back in the day when we watch The Haunted Mansion with Eddie Murphy. My youngest sister may have been a tad older at the time we watched that Disney movie but she sat with me and I explained to her that the critters on the floor were not really there and were made by computers she was ok and then watch the movie with me my daughter, on the other hand, did not want a bar of the movie and only came back when the movie was in the lighter tones of the storyline.
For Adults watching it, this movie gets a 7.5/10. Is it suitable for kids under 5 or even 5 to 8 as my mum put it she said “I want to write to Disney” 4/10