‘Abominable’ is this season’s perfect film for kids of all ages. The film tells a story about friendship, the importance of family and even highlights Chinese culture to keep everyone in the theatre interested.
The producers who brought you ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ have created a film full of adventure and imagination. The film, written and directed by Jill Culton and co-directed by Todd Wilderman, tells a story of a teenage girl–‘Yi’ (Chloe Bennett) who lives with her mother (Michelle Wong) and grandmother Nai Nai (Tsai Chin) in a small apartment in downtown Shanghai, China.
With dreams of travelling the world and continuing her love of music after her father’s death, she makes ends meet by working every job available in the city, leaving little time to be a kid. After a long day of work, Yi stumbles on a lovable yet frightened mythical creature, a yeti which lives in the Himalayas thousands of miles away from the busy city of Shanghai. As Yi and Everest become closer, it becomes Yi’s mission to take Everest home and back to his parents, after he ran away from a research lab.
As Yi and a couple of her unexpected friends, Peng (Albert Tsai) and Jin (Tenzin Norgay Trainor) set off to the Himalayas to find Everest’s home, the film’s animation increases in detail and imagination that makes any child engaged in the most compelling parts of the movie. Through every flower, field, wave and blueberry-filled slides, every audience member is ensured a favourite scene in the film.
Its uplifting scenes and the positive messages throughout will keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene captivates the viewer and lets their imagination run wild. With every witty joke, twist and turn, this film is definitely the adventure you’ll be looking for on your next cinema trip.
What the film succeeded in doing, was its positivity and recurring themes of friendship and adventure. The subtle scenes that highlighted Chinese culture are what modern animated movies should be brought to light through magical creatures and powers.
Abominable is out in theatres NOW! Tweet us at @CelebMix to let us know what you thought of the film.