The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Gerald L. C. Copley has done a first rate adaptation of the true story of Joy Adamson, who with hubby George involuntarily domesticated several pet lions.
Without minimizing the facts of animal life or overly sentimentalizing them, this film casts an enchantment that is just about irresistible.
...a warm, melancholy tearjerker both immediate in its emotion and timeless in its theme.
Director James Hill tackles the material in a manner that relies more on naturalistic behavior than cheap theatrics (i.e. no scenes of Elsa covering her eyes with her paws after a human does something imbecilic).
Beautifully shot, brilliantly scored by John Barry and sensitively staged by director James Hill, this charming adaptation of Joy Adamson's bestseller is one of the great animal films.
The nature photography is excellent, and real-life husband and wife McKenna and Travers are very good, their genuine affection transferring to the screen.
A popular family film, also known for its Oscar-winning score and song
A compelling classic nature story.
A bona fide tear-jerker classic.
Although the movie is a family favorite, the DVD treatment is rather shoddy.
emotionally satisfying for the whole family, as long as you aren't looking for high art or realism
I'm on an animal jag now...saw this one somewhere along the line and it holds up well as a late nite DVD. Explores nicely our relationship with wild animals--what do we owe them in return for what to bring to our lives. Anyone who has ever lived with an animal can relate.
The second half was much better than the first that laid most of the groundwork. Some parts were dreary and drawn out too long, but the movie was very moving and informative.
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