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Curious George Reviews

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½ February 4, 2018
Great movie. I loved this movie as a kid and i think it still holds up.
September 11, 2017
My2 year old son loves this movie and plays it over and over again. Jack Johnsons music helps me and my girlfriend keep our sanity.
September 2, 2017
Curious George is such a classic that I found when I was a kid I like the books and I like the movies curious George is always curious, so see what he's up to
½ July 25, 2017
While it is undoubtedly a children's film, I did like its smooth animation and colorful voice acting.
June 30, 2017
Great animated movie.
June 6, 2017
best movie ever why so much haters
June 1, 2017
Curious George captures the heart of the children's books and is a fun watch for young and old.
May 27, 2017
Curious George (2006) Takes it's beloved source material and uses it to tell a very simple and adorable tale that keeps the same spirit and charm of the books. Personally I think this movie is severely underrated and deserves more of a viewing then I think people give credit for. If you're expecting the movie to follow the same story as the book then you'd be wrong cause the movie's story is a lot more different than the book. It plays out more like a friendship bonding film and teaches a very valuable lesson about curiosity and how far it can go to even inspire people. For someone who has a curious mind, the message really spoke to me and I love how our main character (Ted) learns this to his benefit. The cuteness of the movie may throw some people off, but I for one loved how everything is done in such a calm and refreshing tone. The only thing doesn't necessarily work is the overall narrative. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad story and it does work as a serviceable plot for all the other elements to play on but sometimes it feels like some of the story elements that were trying to get explained are kinda halted or not done especially well. The characters much like the story are also serviceable with the exception of the main characters. Ted is portrayed as a simple man who works at a local museum. Thanks to Will ferrell's talent, he helps give the character some personality and the situations he gets into with George definitely bring in a lot of laughs. George is by far one of the cutest cartoon characters I have ever seen. He's practically the heart of the movie's message and just seeing him getting into many different obscure situations is downright adorable and it brings me back to being a kid again. The rest of the characters are really only there to serve the movie. Their names are not totally identifiable, but each of them still have their likable personality and play a role in the main story. However, there are a few characters like Junior that seemed unnecessarily thrown in since they don't really forward anything much. Thankfully their roles are short and don't distract too much from the main characters. The animation is mostly hand drawn but it expertly combines a great deal of CGI effects which definitely makes for some outstanding eye candy. The colors are so vibrant and lovely to look at from the backgrounds to the design of the characters. I also like how the characters are given a slight update compared to the illustrations in the book. It almost makes them look like they came straight out of "Clifford the Big Red Dog". One thing that I thought was very clever was how in the end credits they show animatics of the original illustrations in the Curious George books. The music is done beautifully and helps capture the feelings of wonder and curiosity. The songs by Jack Johnson are amazing and I love everyone of them. My personal favorite is "Upside Down" but I think that's everyone's favorite realistically speaking. A lot of the songs in the movie have the orchestral track playing over the actual recorded song. It surely does help give some power to help make the songs extra charming but also kinda epic at the same time. Sure, this movie may not have a very strong story, But it has a great message wonderful main characters, Amazing animation and probably one of the best soundtracks in a animated movie since "Tarzan". To me, it's an instant classic and it has inspired me on so many levels as well as speaking to the little kid inside of me (A-)
May 4, 2017
The animation is truly awful, but it is otherwise fairly entertaining. I don't think it is a very good representation of the classic children's character though, so expect some disappointment. Will Ferrell is not the problem you would expect as he provides clean humor. I really would have preferred to see this as a live action movie, but it was decent enough that I won't complain too much. (First and only viewing - 6/28/2014)
May 1, 2017
Good books and now a good movie for kids to watch!
½ December 6, 2016
Uniquely great story with beautiful bright animation and memorable characters, enough to be the best adaptation to it's original source material.
September 5, 2016
To bad it turned into a crazy stupid tv show.
Good movie though.
September 3, 2016
I love curious George as a kid.
August 28, 2016
Fun for kids to see and to watch
½ August 21, 2016
Cute and nice 2D animation. The monkey in Africa is a cute and curious one but often get into some sort of troubles. Ted (Will Ferrell) likes his job in the museum own by Bloomsberry (Dick Van Dyke) but his son Junior (David Cross) want to turn it into a carpark when the museum is not making money. Bloomsberry wanted to go to the jungle to get a special artifact to showcase and Ted slip of mouth volunteer. Junior tear a page from the map book to mislead Ted. Ted go on the adventure and play with the monkey. He found the artifact but it is very small. Bloomsberry see the picture and thought it is huge. The monkey take the hat and follow Ted to the ship and back to the city. The monkey found Ted and sneak into his apartment. It is not allow pets and Ted was evicted. Bloomsberry has made a big advertising for the upcoming showcase and Ted still haven't tell him. Junior overheard him saying and purposely invite the media to make a hoo-ha. The monkey is name George when the kids pester Ted of its name. With luck, George play with glass orb and projector and Ted find out he can use it to project the artifact into big size. Junior foil the plan by pouring coffee into the machine and let George drink it. The machine explode and Ted didn't save George when the animal control catch it away. Ted miss George immediately and his friend/love interest Maggie (Drew Barrymore) tell him to go after. In the ship, Ted save George out of the cage and sheer luck the sunlight shine the artifact which show a map to find the real huge statue. Ted and George save the museum and also update it with more fun things to do. Junior end up as the valet and Bloomsberry praise him job well done which he is happy for. George goes after a balloon and then go inside a rocket and Ted quickly follow in for their next adventure.
½ July 6, 2016
When this movie was first released, I wasn't that crazy about it. However, I saw it again, and never realized Ron Howard was involved as a producer. Curious George is the kind of movie that shows traditional, old-fashioned animation with a quarter portion of CGI use. It puts a smile on your face. There were some flawed moments, but what it makes up for is its ability to make the viewers watching this flick smile. It's a great animated picture with some flawed moments, but it's a movie you may never forget.
June 30, 2016
not even fun for kids.
June 27, 2016
Curious George is heartwarming and hilarious. This movie is based on the Curious George books. The movie has a great plot and great animation. This movie also has the amazing voice talents of many brilliant actors and actresses. I would very much suggest this movie.
½ April 23, 2016
It was my favorite movie... When I was 2
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