The Importance of Family and Friends in Abominable #giveaway

When I first saw the trailer for Abominable I already knew how the movie will play out: Girl finds Yeti. Girl befriends Yeti, Girl helps Yeti get back home. Now while this sounds like most movies you have seen before, the journey on how they get there is always the best part of the movie. Abominable may seem like something you have seen before, but it is not like something you have seen before. 

When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and her friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.

But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.

Abominable will probably have comparisons to the other movies that have recently been released with big furry creatures: Small Foot and Missing Link. Now while those movies have their own charm, Abominable stands out in its own way.  
We always talk about the importance of representation and we see it in this movie and we see it with Yi’s family and the locations the characters visit. We never get an explanation about what happened to Yi’s father, but we can see that his absence has affected Yi and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. It is great to see the evolution of her character and how she realizes what is important in her life. 

Final Thoughts: This movie fits the mold of movies like E.T. where a child finds something different and adults come in and try to take it away or destroy it. It’s formulaic in that sense that you can predict what is going to happen by the end of the movie. What sets this movie apart from others is the representation of the main characters. The characters embrace their heritage and it is great to see the importance of families and friends in this movie. 
Kid-Friendly: The movie is great because it shows the importance of family and believing in yourself.  If they have seen any animated movie they will have fun with this movie. Parents will get a lot of laughs out of some of the jokes in the movie. 
Violence: There are a few scenes of men from the lab trying to shoot Everest that might be a little too much for younger viewers. Dr. Zars does something to one of the characters on a bridge that seems like something that should not be in a kids movie. 
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