Adventure Movies of 2020
(3.5 Stars) Visually stunning and terrific sound. But not up to Kubrick standards!
(4 Stars) An action-packed blockbuster – A Must-See Film.
(2.5 Stars) As to be expected, terrific visuals. But the story is a little weak and the songs aren’t memorable.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
(2.5 Stars) A good family movie: Kids will be entertained by the humor and the dragons; Adults will be mesmerized by the beautiful imagery.
(3.5 Stars) A delightful family story with a terrific combination of animation styles.
(2 Stars) A retelling of the original story with amazing computer-animation technology. Watch it if you, or your family, didn’t see the original.
Maleficent: Princess of Evil
(1.5 Stars) Some fun visual moments do not make up for a plodding story. Pfeiffer occasionally shines, but Jolie’s talent is wasted.
(2.5 Stars) Has some terrific stop-motion animation scenes with rich backgrounds. Story-line a little weak, but a good family movie.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
(3.5 Stars) I suppose if you are a Star Wars buff, you will be disappointed. But for the rest of us, it is just plain fun.
The 2020 Adventure Movies
An Overview of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies in the Adventure genre.
Toy Story 4
(5 Stars) Visually stunning movie and a story for anyone who has ever been part of a family. One of this year’s Must-Sees!