Film review: Ferdinand
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- Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:03
- Last Updated on 15 December 2017
- Monica Costa
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Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull (voiced by John Cena) with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of Rio and inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson from 1938, Ferdinand is a heart warming 3D computer-animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant, Sally Phillips and many more.
Interview with Sally Phillips
Going to the cinema is not a gamble any longer. The quality of filmmaking is very high these days and it has become rare for me to wanting to rush out of a screening upset and disappointed. Ferdinand is no exception. The animation has vibrant colours and lots of standalone gags to already make it a classic animated comedy.
My favourite scene is probably when Ferdinand the bull enters in a china shop by mistake and tries not to break anything.
He’s so graceful and funny doing his best to think slim and avoiding breaking the porcelain while the frail old lady with huge glasses cleans the pottery using his tail without even noticing that there’s a bull in her shop. It will become a classic gag! Another great scene is when the posh horses (one of which is voiced by the inimitable Sally Phillips) and the bulls compete against each other performing a dancing routine.
Both London Mums and Kids rating: 8/10
Ferdinand is out this weekend in 3D and 2D. It’s worth watching it in 3D.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums