So I waited far too long to finally watch this movie but in a way I’m kind of glad I did.
Maybe it’s my adult brain but I found this movie really upsetting and quite hard to watch because it just bought to light how animals are mistreated, and how I’m glad we are in the 21st century now, where animals being used for entertainment is dying out.
Maybe I shouldn’t take it so seriously but when I see a baby elephant being bullied just for being slightly different when he is literally the cutest thing in the world is just not fair, and then his mum just trying to protect him and being sent off to isolation because she’s too much of a danger, it’s just disgusting how humans think they can get away with this sort of treatment.
If I’m going to be completely honest I don’t think I’m going to watch this movie again. I will watch the remake because I’m quite interested to see how they made a film that was only an hour long, two hours in a remake that I don’t think is really needed, so I will watch that but only because I want to see the comparisons and differences and not because I like the story because I really don’t.
I found this movie really hard to watch and a bit traumatising. I love Dumbo as a character and I’m sure in the future I will happily buy his merchandise and all the things about him from Disney, but actually watching the movie again, I don’t think I could put myself through it.
What do you think?
Until next time.