An Overview of 2021’s Oscar-nominated Fantasy Films
(1.5 Stars) Might work for families with small children.
(3 Stars) Just a fun way to spend a couple of hours.
(4 Stars) Much better than the critics say. Beautiful imagery and sounds and a story with a twist.
(2.5 Stars) Incredible Makeup, but the story is not coherent.
(4.5 Stars) Beautiful animation, Celtic music, and an Irish folk story with modern day lessons.
(3 Stars) Fine family entertainment, but not up to Pixar’s best!
(3 Stars) The film doesn’t hang together real well, but there are some great songs and terrific visuals.
(2.5 Stars) Family Entertainment and a refreshing unique style of animation.
(4.5 Stars) Interesting and Creative approach to some very abstract questions. Excellent film.
(2.5 Stars) A disappointing remake when it could and should have been much better.
An Overview of this year’s Oscar nominated movies in the Fantasy genre.
(1.5 Stars) Some fun visual moments do not make up for a plodding story. Pfeiffer occasionally shines, but Jolie’s talent is wasted.
(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.
(2.5 Stars) As to be expected, terrific visuals. But the story is a little weak and the songs aren’t memorable.
(4.5 Stars) A strange film with terrific moments about aging masculinity.
(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!
(2.5 Stars) Has some terrific stop-motion animation scenes with rich backgrounds. Story-line a little weak, but a good family movie.
(4 Stars) A surprising mental challenge exploring destiny and free will, but definitely not a family movie
(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.
(2 stars) 2019 Some delightful animation, but the movie is in search of an audience.
(4 Stars) Surprising animation with an imaginative visualization of the internet and a wonderful interlude with the Disney Princesses.
(2.5 Stars) I’ve loved Eeyore all my life, but this movie doesn’t move me in any particular way. Might be appropriate for families with small children.
(4 Stars) Perhaps the strangest film on this year’s list, it certainly keeps your attention.
(2 Stars) Might be good for families, but most adults are going to ask ‘Who asked her to return?’
(3.5 Stars) With all the trademarks of Wes Anderson, this movie is fun to watch while it puzzles the mind.
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