I really wish Tim Burton would go back to creating original work like Edward Scissorhands and stop Burtonizing pre-existing books and stories. I just do. I wish that.
However, he’s gotten his hands on Disney classic Dumbo, a film I already find too devastating to watch (like, at all.) There is nothing more heartbreaking than a sad elephant, but now there will be a Burtonized sad elephant and I don’t know if this will make me more or less sympathetic to him.
The film already boasts an all-star cast, with Eva Green, Colin Farrell, and Danny DeVito. Which sounds pretty cool, to be fair. But not cool enough to tempt me to bear witness to an elephant being SAD. It’s too much.
The official synopsis reads:
Disney’s new live-action feature film Dumbo introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. “But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur VA Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
The film is due for release on March 29th, 2019, but I can wait. Really, I can.
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