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Disney's Dumbo Movie Review (2019)

Updated on April 5, 2019

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Main Cast

Colin Farrell is Holt Farrier (the father)

Nico Parker is Milly Farrier (the daughter)

Finley Hobbins is Joe Farrier (the son)

Danny DeVito is Max Medici (the Medici Brothers' Circus owner)

Eva Green is Colette Marchant (the love interest)

Michael Keaton is V.A. Vandevere (the Dreamland owner)

Movie Review: When & Where

We saw this movie on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at AMC theaters.

Tuesday movie tickets are heavily discounted if you're an AMC stubs member, which is why we usually go Tuesdays after work. (see price chart below)

7:45pm showtime.

Dumbo had released in theaters on Friday March 29th, so it wasn't a complete surprise we were in a packed screening. However, the amount of children out to see this movie was..well, anyway, when you return home near 10:30pm, that's pretty late.

There were five of us attending the show. Our reserved seating was in the G section. I would have preferred closer seats such as row C or D, but because of the internet situation, three of us ended in row G, while the others were in row F.

Tuesday was also opening day to buy advanced tickets for the "Avengers: End Game" movie. This had caused purchasing our tickets online quite difficult as the influx of online traffic increased. It locked up a few sites such as amctheaters and fandango. Interrupted services, so after the mess, our seats got split.

AMC Ticket Costs

AMC Stubs Member
Walt Disney
Walt Disney | Source

Movie Previews We Saw, listed by release date

  1. Breakthrough, releases 4-17-19
  2. Ugly Dolls, 5-3-19
  3. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, 5-10-19
  4. Aladdin, 5-24-19
  5. Toy Story Four, 6-21-19
  6. Dora: The Lost City of Gold, 8-2-19
  7. Angry Birds Two, 8-16-19
  8. Abominable, 9-27-19

Movie Review: Thoughts

This movie was really entertaining. Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) did a great job of playing the father to his two kids. And his story tied up nicely. The baby elephant's real name is Jumbo but because of an accident at the circus, it changes to Dumbo. And when he's separated from his mom, he grows to place his trust in the kids, Milly & Joe Farrier, all while wanting to be with her again.

I liked how real the animals were on the big screen. Some of it was funny such as when Holt and Pramesh, the Indian snake charmer hugged. His snake wrapped around the both of them, squeezing them tight. And like when Dumbo's trunk curled and twisted around Holt's fake prosthetic arm.

Also, my friend told me Baritone, the Dreamland ringmaster, played by Michael Buffer, was also the guy who had announced wrestlers on World Championship Wrestling (WCW) such as for Hulk Hogan. He had a signature catchphrase, "Let's get ready to rumbleeee!" You can tell its him from his voice, so if you were wondering why he sounded so familiar, now you know.

I would have loved to hear more background about V.A. Vandevere, played by Michael Keaton, because of his emotionless choice about breaking up the mom and Dumbo, so that Dumbo would become stronger, like him. But that would stray from the focus of the film.

Anyways, I think you'll love this movie. It doesn't contain any gore or blood.



Movie Review: Last Words

Overall, it was enjoyable to watch. I didn't give any detail about the movie but rather hints or glimpses of it and also not to spoil the film. It was directed by Tim Burton. The setting for the movie was Joplin, Missouri.

One cool scene was when the mermaid talked out loud while sitting on the bridge railing and then she pulled down the guards into the water. Too funny. :)

If I had to continue the movie, or add to its ending, I would have Dumbo flying around alone. Maybe just out of curiosity, he lands somewhere new to him. Like in a jungle or by mountain side. And walks around. He finds a magical glowing door. He opens it with his trunk and enters....

That's the end of the scene. Just to wet our appetites for more. And, he won't be able to open the door again to return to his mom, so he has to search for another way, locate some friends, and his way back home.

Maybe Disney will read this as a possible sequel. :)

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Bobby Gupta


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