Raising Whasians

Raising Whasians is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Christie Cronan
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Christie Cronan Sonic the Hedgehog movie is the visual reminder that every underdog (under-hedgehog?) can have his day & rise up from heels of failure. One questionable scene for kids, but overall what a family-centered movie should be. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie (2013) Christie Cronan [The] movie blended humor, music, fun facts and critical thinking throughout. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Bears (2014) Christie Cronan It's so magical to watch Disney blend nature and storytelling together in an epic adventure. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Christie Cronan The All-American did not disappoint. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Maleficent (2014) Christie Cronan [T]his extension of the Sleeping Beauty story was breathtaking. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Christie Cronan [T]he total packaged story is warm, heartfelt, and heroic. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Christie Cronan Very entertaining from the great actor selection, to the special effects, to the plot scheme. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Christie Cronan [A] beautifully written story. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) Christie Cronan I found that the good triumphing over the bad actually comforting. These series of events bring the family closer together. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Big Hero 6 (2014) Christie Cronan There's definitely a little something for everyone in this movie. Humor that both parents and kids can enjoy... a touching story, and action in every turn. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Into the Woods (2014) Christie Cronan Wonderfully cast, beautiful scenes, detailed costumes, breathtaking singing, and a sprinkle of Disney magic. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
McFarland, USA (2015) Christie Cronan The character development, the raw emotions, the pain (beyond the physical) is portrayed beautifully. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Cinderella (2015) Christie Cronan There's something completely magical about the simplicity of the story, captivated on screen in real life. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Monkey Kingdom (2015) Christie Cronan You cannot help but be immersed into the majesty, beauty and the unique features that make these creatures amazing to watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Tomorrowland (2015) Christie Cronan The suspense and action scenes were fun and gripping. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Inside Out (2015) Christie Cronan Overall, Disney Pixar does an amazing job on digging into kids' feelings and the importance of letting people know how you feel. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Ant-Man (2015) Christie Cronan The recurring theme of the importance of a father/daughter relationship is really touching. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Christie Cronan It was clever. It was funny. It was hokey and nostalgic. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Zootopia (2016) Christie Cronan Disney weaves in really important issues interlaced with humor, creativity and fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
The Jungle Book (2016) Christie Cronan The Jungle Book offers an updated, colorful, vivid and darker remake of the beloved cartoon classic. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Finding Dory (2016) Christie Cronan And if you haven't fallen in love with the most forgetful fish in the ocean, you will now. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
The BFG (2016) Christie Cronan A vivid storytelling piece with vision and fantasy. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Pete's Dragon (2016) Christie Cronan It's a child-like film in every sense. It's beautiful. It's delicate. It delivers awestruck wonder. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Moana (2016) Christie Cronan Moana brings hope to our young ladies. This Disney princess (who doesn't see herself as one), responds to a strong testament that you don't need a man to be strong woman. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Beauty and the Beast (2017) Christie Cronan The seamless visual blur of CGI and live-action definitely has you enraptured throughout this classic tale. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Born in China (2016) Christie Cronan In one word, stunning, Disney brings the beauty of China to the screen in a way that every family can appreciate. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Christie Cronan There's a complete mix of fun, laughs and A LOT of emotions all thrown into one epic saga. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Cars 3 (2017) Christie Cronan Kids and parents alike will find lots of great messages about following dreams, goals, roots, and wings. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Christie Cronan Fun, quirky and definitely "spoofy." EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Coco (2017) Christie Cronan The music is enchanting, the visuals are stunning, and the overall family theme will have your family appreciating traditions, roots and a desire to create even more memories. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
9/10 Black Panther (2018) Christie Cronan A historic leap for Marvel - celebrating diversity in the midst of a heated political climate. Relatable on many levels. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
5/10 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Christie Cronan An extraordinary cast got lost in "time" with a muddled story. Not sure this one is time well spent. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/10 I Feel Pretty (2018) Christie Cronan I didn't leave the theater thinking "I Feel Pretty." I left feeling awkward. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
7/10 Incredibles 2 (2018) Christie Cronan While original, witty and super entertaining, this 14-year sequel also poses as a cautionary tale for future Pixar "family films." Disappointing in that regard EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
8/10 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Christie Cronan After a heart wrenching and heavy Infinity War movie, we find a friend in the darkness. This sequel is the Marvel pause button - light at the end of the tunnel EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
6/10 Skyscraper (2018) Christie Cronan It's the Die Hard summer blockbuster you'd expect, but not drawn out for the sake of more explosions. Don't expect any awards for this plot line. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
7/10 Christopher Robin (2018) Christie Cronan For the kid in all of us, this nostalgic look good, feel good film reminds the world to slow down and appreciate the little things. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
6/10 Dolittle (2020) Christie Cronan Kids will love it. Adults won't hate it. But with an all-star cast like that, I was disappointed that the story was a "woof woof." EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
8/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Christie Cronan Chaotic at times. Ruined with swear words & scenes too scary for kids. BUT, Episode IX brings balance to the force within all of us. And I think that's all we can truly ask for considering the impossible task Abrams was given. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
8/10 Frozen II (2019) Christie Cronan Inspiring, but misses my heartstring pull. Those expecting a sequel to be better than the original? Ya'll need to let it go. What Frozen 2 offers is hope for future Disney Princess sequels. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
5/10 Playing With Fire (2019) Christie Cronan Beneath the overacting, over-the-top antics, & non-original story, you would think this movie is all smoke & mirrors. But when you add up Cena's seriousness, Key's physical comedy, & Leguizamo's high strung energy, it's almost enjoyable to watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/10 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Christie Cronan A predictable sequel that underwhelms not only this movie, but the only original Disney live-action concept that I actually enjoyed. It's too bad that this film is also too violent for kids. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
6/10 Abominable (2019) Christie Cronan Unoriginal at best, this easy to digest animated film for the whole family still brings something unexpected to the movie world - the normalization of diversity and representation in film. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
7/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Christie Cronan Dora's awkward positivity & humor is a welcome reprieve in the live action world. Embodying child innocence, eliciting humor & enough action to keep audiences interested, it's a summer movie I expected to hate & didn't. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
6/10 The Lion King (2019) Christie Cronan When it comes to visuals, this movie gets the "lion share." Disneynature documentary or a CGI film? A visually stunning remake overall, except in the song department. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
9/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Christie Cronan While not my favorite of the Toy Story films, Toy Story 4 is the relationship closure ending that we need to move from infinity to beyond. Bring all of the tissues. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Christie Cronan You can't teach a dog new tricks, but maybe you can teach humans that a cartoon sequel could be better than the original. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
8/10 Aladdin (2019) Christie Cronan It's the diamond in the rough live-action film that balances nostalgia with a fresh (prince?) view on a Disney classic. And I'm here for the magic carpet ride. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
6/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Christie Cronan More of a nostalgic journey for super fans turned adults, this film nonetheless still has the charm of an adorable Pokémon cast and the humor of a toned down Ryan Reynolds who can still deliver a punchline. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
9/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Christie Cronan Avengers: Endgame is the realization that all of these Marvel movies are so much more than just 10+ years of entertainment - they're family. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019