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Missing Link

An animated film about a world explorer of unusual phenomena, Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) who discovers Bigfoot (voiced by Zach Galifianakis). Frost and an old flame Adelina (voiced by Zoe Saldana) take Bigfoot on an adventure to the Himalayas to connect him with the Yeti, his long-lost cousins. This is a really fun movie. The stop-motion animation is wonderful, and the colors are quite beautiful and rich. The story is nice – it has what you want from an animated film: a lot of good humor and a good, heartfelt story behind it. The film does race through various parts of the adventure to get to where it is going, so in places, it feels rather rushed. But this is a film that would be very appealing particularly to younger children with rich colors and action and physical humor. The film gets a thumbs up from me. From a story perspective, I don’t think it is quite up to par with the other Oscar nominees, but the animation is really quite impressive. (2019; 4 Stars)

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