Demise of their nemesis McGregor (grumpy sod)
Spells momentary freedom for this animal squad.
Creature effects: beautifully-rendered.
But various tonal shifts tended
To feel somewhat awkward (and came across as odd).
A special mission to keep a precious book out of harm.
A delicious film. Beautiful colours. Full of charm.
Grant: fab in those guises.
Many joyous surprises.
Genuinely warm and sweet. No hint of saccharine smarm.
So here's a bunch of smart, pretty people in space,
On the ISS (cue co-operating human race).
But these characters had me surprised
At some actions (ill-advised),
In this quite ridiculous, but scary / fun survival-chase.
Despite two usually charismatic leads at the fore,
Sadly the direction and some script elements equal snore.
And engagement wanes fast
Because it's impossible to get past
The morally repugnant, unconscionable act at its core.
From Baby Dory's eyes to Hank's version of ranting,
It's full of delights. Also, expertly implanting
Messages re: disability; inclusion.
Many visual treats? Yes, a profusion.
It's a sequel that's quite charming and enchanting.
Young mortal Bek comes to god Horus' aid.
Over-bloated video game creatures are slayed.
Yes, the casting feels wrong,
And the film dragged on too long.
Like Butler's solarium visits, its welcome: overstayed.