The wooden living-doll fairy tale ‘Pinocchio’ returns with a movie release on Disney+ Hotstar on September 9, 2022. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, and Cynthia Erivo. and Luke Evans with Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Keegan-Michael Key.
Live-action film development Pinocchio’s adaptation officially began in April 2015. In November 2018, it was reported that Tom Hanks was in early talks to play Geppetto in the film.
Principal photography began on March 17, 2021, at Cardington Film Studios, UK, titled Mahogany. The film ends in April 2021 according to Benjamin Evan Ainswoth. On January 1, 2022, actress Cynthia Erivo shared her first look at herself as the Blue Fairy in the upcoming remake.
Pinocchio Summary (2022)
Geppetto (Tom Hanks) makes a wooden doll named Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth). One night, Geppetto asks Pinocchio to live like a boy. Blue Fairy (Cynthia Erivo) comes to make a request, Pinocchio is alive but in a wooden body.
Blue Fairy tasks Jiminy Cricket (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to keep Pinocchio from becoming a bad boy. But when he went to school, Pinocchio was provoked by many because he felt alienated and different from other children. Pinocchio’s adventures worry Geppetto and search for him.
What will happen to Pinocchio, who is lost among the bad boys who want to be free? Will Geppetto get his son back?
Nostalgic image restoration
The nostalgic feeling of the Pinocchio fairy tale legend is revived with better visuals and strongly supports the imagination of the imagination of all ages. Not much has changed in the depiction of Pinocchio dolls, typically the boy’s colorful clothes.
Big plot about a wooden doll but still life, Pinocchio who got lost with other bad boys. Tends to be a bit overkill in some ways. Beautiful images ranging from Pinocchio participating in the circus to having fun on Treasure Island, are presented in great detail about the joy of a young boy wanting freedom without rules.
The character is not strong enough
The addition of extras like Figaro the cat and Cleo the fish, fills the atmosphere of Geppetto’s house with full-blown wall clocks. Easter displays of other Disney properties are getting more and more lively and fun.
Unfortunately, the two characters Pinocchio and Jiminy the Snail, who are assigned to look after Pinocchio, seem too lonely for the current movie age. Jiminy Cricket, the narrator, still prevails over Pinocchio’s voice acting.
The plot is also boring
The plot is so fast, it may be difficult to follow young viewers who have just recognized Pinocchio. Furthermore, the message in the iconic lie scene that makes the viewer have a long nose bridge, is not the main focus in this movie.
The background and good message for the younger generation are not conveyed because of the speed of the film. Pinocchio’s adventures and the quest for Geppetto still move us because we know it’s a legendary European property.
Conclusion Pinocchio (2022)
Audiences who already know Pinocchio will be disappointed with the new live-action film. The restoration is only visible from the visual side, all luxurious and special. But the other aspects are very less appealing to enjoy for the duration of the movie.
Some characters are not strong enough to support Pinocchio’s adventure storyline. Even Pinocchio and Cricket don’t seem to stand out in making the whole story less interesting.
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