With neutered renditions of classic Disney numbers, cringeworthy recreations of iconic moments, and a genuine lack of innovation, let it be known: 'The Lion King (2019)' is bound for financial success...but even Mufasa’s trampled corpse has more life in it.
Despite some narrative “fat” and a somewhat muddled sense of cohesion regarding its many setpieces, 'Toy Story 4' manages to justify its existence alongside one of the greatest trilogies of all time by crafting a story close in tone to the one that started it all.
'UglyDolls' is a commercialized toy movie with a subversive dive into the theatrical cheese of Broadway-style musicals that manages to give the film a sense of identity, yet fails to make up for shoehorned-in celebrities and a thin plot that would leave anybody over the age of four squirming in their seats of boredom.
'Avengers: Endgame' is a satisfying bookend to over a decade of sequential cinematic storytelling, loaded with callbacks and action that even the nerdiest of fanboys wouldn’t see coming.
'Missing Link' is a charming homage and update to the so-called ‘gentleman adventurer’ genre, chock-full of beautifully crafted locales, charming characters, and a refreshing change of pace from other stop-frame features. However, the sub-par writing and overly perfect animation bring down the film's overall quality.