This review may contain minor spoilers I do my best to avoid them, but keep in mind when reading my review.

Summary: A puppet is brought to life by a fairy, who assigns him to lead a virtuous life in order to become a real boy.

Title: Pinocchio

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Angus Wright, Cynthia Erivo, Sheila Atim, Lorraine Bracco, Keegan-Michael Key, Jamie Demetrius, Giuseppe Battiston, Kyanne Lamaya, Jaquita Ta’le, Lewin Lloyd and Luke Evans

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Chris Weitz and Carlo Collodi (original story)


Live action of the age old tale of a puppet that gets a chance to be alive and gets a whirlwind of an adventure with an evil puppet master, a theatre park that turns them into donkeys and a sea monster that wants to eat them.

This was an okay movie, there some parts that were better than others within it. I really did like the back story of why he was being made and how much Geppetto loved him, all the clocks of each of the Disney movies in all the clocks and the sweetness of the end scene. They were the best parts honestly as it didn’t have a great deal going for it.

The movie overall was good and I’m glad to have given it a watch but it honestly wouldn’t stand out in my mind as anything extraordinary. It was a good average movie. You could see the CGI and it made things look out of place a lot as you could see it so clearly and obviously.

If you are a big fan of the Pinocchio story then you’d probably really enjoy this movie, for me personally it’s not really a story that I ever connected with, so I didn’t with this version either. I did like that way he was created and his adventures were really fun and a huge journey he went on just to learn how to be a boy, was really cute.


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