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Are you gearing up to watch the latest release from walt disney animation studios ? This Strange World review from our family will help you decide what ages the movie is best for!
Here we go. The latest release from the Disney movies team. Disney's Strange World is a theatrical release and will be in movie theaters on November 23rd. When we shared that we were screening the movie, I got a LOT of messages saying that we all had VERY little info about this film and I have to agree. So this? Is my public service announcement that this Disney film is a DO NOT MISS. I went into the screening unsure what to expect and…..was absolutely blown away.
Strange World Review
This review of the new all original animated adventure should help YOU to learn a little more about Strange World and why it's such an important film.
Strange World Plot
Strange World is the story of a legendary family of explorers crafted by director don hall ( known for his work on Meet the Robinsons and Big Hero 6), producer roy conli (known for his work on big hero 6 , born in china, and the hunchback of notre dame), and writer Qui Nguyen (the co-writer for Raya and the Last Dragon .
This action-adventure film follows the journey of three generations of the clade family as they explore an uncharted land. But the true story here? What they discover about themselves, their relationships, and the values they hold. Prepare to cry. Bring tissues to the theater. This truly unique story will tug at your heart strings and have you cheering in your seat.
Strange World centers around the grown up searcher clade (voiced by jake gyllenhaal beautifully). His father Jaeger Clade (voiced by the iconis Dennis Quaid) is a world famous adventurer who had ONE life mission….to explore the land beyond their home. We learn searcher’s larger-than-life explorer father may have been an icon, but also may not have been the BEST father figure. He disappeared when Searcher was a teenager after a disagreement on a mission. As we follow GROWN up Searcher, we learn about his relationship with searcher’s 16-year-old son ethan clade (voiced by the talented jaboukie young-white perfectly). We also meet meridian clade who is Searcher's partner, an accomplished pilot and all around amazing woman voiced by equally amazing woman gabrielle union (what a perfect casting choice).
Without spoiling the story……the family along with avalonia’s fearless leader (callisto mal voice by the amazing lucy liu ) go on an unpredictable mission filled with a slew of ravenous creatures , a mischievous blob named splat, and a motley crew of characters. Their crucial mission takes them to a strange new world (now the name makes sense right?!?).
Strange World Running Time
The film has a 1 hour and 42 minute running time.
Strange World Rating
This movie is rated PG due to action, peril, and Some thematic elements .
I have SO much to say about this film, honestly this Strange World review could be a novel. One of my biggest statements? The representation in this film is absolutely beautiful. In this film we see: an openly gay main character (yay for some great lgbtq representation ), a biracial family, a divorced parent who remarries, a town filled with people of all physical abilities and more. There is more than one important message wrapped in the context of a beautiful and entertaining story and I am so excited about it.
The movie has gorgeous visuals and a beautiful age-old message and is truly entertaining for all ages. I'm calling it now, this will be nominated for animated film of the year without a doubt.
“I really liked it, it was a really good movie. My favorite character is Splat. I think that anyone would like this movie because it's funny, and it's really cute for the younger kids.”
Is It Scary:
This is a great whole family movie in that….there isn't anything overtly SCARY. There are no creepy villains, only funny looking creatures and some moments of adventure / danger. I can guarantee, nothing that's going to cause nightmares.
What Ages It Is Good For:
It's rare to say this, but this is a genuine all ages film. There are great visuals and overarching stories for the younger kids and amazing character development and intricate plot points for older kids and adults. This film does a beautiful job of balancing the needs of multiple audience members, if you take anything away from this strange world review I hope it's that….this film is a GREAT full family watch.
Strange World Merchandise
There is some SUPER fun Strange World Merchandise…..perfect for fans of the movie and characters!
STRANGE WORLD opens exclusively in theatres on November 23rd