'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.
‘Dumbo,’ for all the effort it makes to stand out from the original film, fails to recapture even a modicum of the simplistic charm and wonder that came along with it.
Controversy aside, 'Wonder Park' is a confused, below-par effort that wants to talk about the power of imagination and coping with hard times, yet fails to give these concepts any serious thought beyond the most simple and surface-level explanations.