New Film Discussion: ‘Dumbo’ (2019) Spoiler Thread

Dumbo hits theaters today. It is loosely inspired by Walt Disney‘s 1941 animated film of the same name, itself based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl. It stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin.

What did you think of the film? Is it better or worse than the animated original? Where does it rank alongside past live-action remakes? How good was the CGI to bring Dumbo to life?

Tell us your thoughts on Dumbo in the comments below!


Synopsis: Circus owner Max Medici enlists Holt Farrier to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.