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Year
2022
Runtime
117 min.
Directors
Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
Genres
Drama, Animation, Fantasy, Family, Musical
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
0
Checks
2,253
Favs
147
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
6.5% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Keejtch's avatar

    Keejtch

    What a difference between Zemeckis his debacle that was a non-imaginative rip-off of the animation of the original.

    I absolutely loved this one.
    Breathtaking set and character designs, gorgeous musical performances, a gut-punching father-and-son dynamic where you can really feel how passionate GDT is about this wooden fellow.

    When in doubt, please choose this one.
    1 year 7 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Set in Fascist Italy - because of course it is - Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a beautiful and well-designed - of course it is - stop-motion extravaganza loosely based on the 1883 fantasy novel. Gepetto, reeling from the death of his own son, recreates him in wooden effigy while in a drunken frenzy, and... well, just from this opening you can tell it's going to be an "adult fairy tale". Del Toro doesn't pull any punches in terms of characters being killed, for example, though the camera often cuts away when a "hit" happens. His designs are slightly creepy and tend to horror, in the same way many of older fairy tales do. But it's by making Pinocchio an immortal construct (who wants to be a real boy, and therefore mortal) that he seizes upon a most intriguing theme - the value of life in a mortal world. The war time setting there takes its full depth, and that final line (at least before the in-credit number) really brings it all together, a final gut punch that made me raise my evaluation a notch. Pinocchio is an annoying brat, that's always going to be a component of this story, and the singing voices are only middling, so I won't remember this as a musical, but the movie definitely enchants, dazzles and ultimately, hits you in the feels. 1 year 7 months ago
  3. boulderman's avatar

    boulderman

    Preferred the Italian version. Decent though and liked the ending more :) 1 year ago
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  1. This movie ranks #31 in IMDb's 2020s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #41 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
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    41
  3. This movie ranks #1470 in The Criterion Collection
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