We were able to go to the prescreening of the Dolittle movie. All opinions are my own.
OUR DOLITTLE MOVIE REVIEW
I love Robert Downey Jr. He has a great talent to immerse himself fully into any role that he is given. After the heartbreaking ending of Avengers, I was thrilled to see him in this.
I don’t want to give too much away here in our Dolittle movie review, but here are some things that we really loved. The CGI is incredible. I honestly never once looked at the screen and was like “umm, that looks fake”. It all looked fantastic and so realistic.
The storyline is fresh and I really enjoyed all of the new aspects that they added in. It made it feel like a whole new movie instead of a remake of a remake of a remake. This is by far, my favorite version of the movie.
There are a lot of emotions, character development, and humor wrapped up into a great 1 hour and 40 minute movie that leaves you wanting more. It is appropriate for all ages, but there are a couple of intense scenes (like when the boat gets hit by cannon fire) and (the dragon fight) that might scare your kids. So just be aware of that.
Overall, we loved it. We definitely recommend Dolittle for your family – so be sure to go see it this weekend!
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.
After losing his wife (Kasia Smutniak) seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.
But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.
The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk‘s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
Dolittle hits theaters Jan. 17, 2020
The film also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen (The Queen), Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent and Carmen Laniado (FX’s A Christmas Carol) and voice performances from Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Jason Mantzoukas and Craig Robinson.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), Dolittle is produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent) and Susan Downey (Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Judge) for Team Downey.
The screen story is by Thomas Shepherd and the screenplay is by Stephen Gaghan and Dan Gregor (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) & Doug Mand (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw (Last Christmas, Maleficent), Zachary Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) and Jonathan Liebesman (director, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Universal Pictures presents, in association with Perfect World Pictures, a Roth/Kirschenbaum Films/Team Downey production, a film by Stephen Gaghan: Dolittle.