‘Pinocchio’ MOVIE REVIEW: Disney’s Live-Action Remake is Lifeless

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Our video review of Disney‘s live-action Pinocchio remake has arrived. Alas, we don’t have good news.

From the casting of Tom Hanks as Geppetto, to the stilted dialogue delivery, to the highly uneven CG and effects, to the fact that it often feels like an incomplete package – Pinocchio is a disappointment all round.

Pinocchio is now streaming on Disney+.

Official synopsis:

Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”; Academy Award® nominee Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is “Honest” John; Academy Award® nominee Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman. Also in the cast are Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana (and her marionette Sabina), Giuseppe Battiston as Señor Stromboli and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.

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