I found many beautiful things to love about this film. Based on a true story, not only does it take its viewer on a journey to Uganda and the realities of many families struggling to survive, but it showcases the strength of the human spirit. Solid determination shines like gold all throughout this story. It’s on vibrant display in Phiona’s concentration on the chessboard, her mother’s constant battle to support her family and even the pastor’s courage to push for opportunities for the village children.
From the simple two-note refrain of da dun . . . da dun, to that classic poster with a whole lot of shark teeth showing, there is nothing about this movie that isn’t classic. One can hardly discuss the fear of sharks without cracking a joke about acclaimed director Steven Spielberg’s classic film.
I was not one of the first to see Smallfoot. I missed a few preview screenings, although I was able to chat with director Karey Kirkpatrick. After our interview, I made plans to take my family on opening night.
We’re pretty sure with this trailer and poster, Marvel just said, “DC, we see your Wonder Woman and raise you a Captain Marvel.”
We have had bits. Glimpses. Reflections in mirrors. But until this morning we have not seen all that is in store for the upcoming Disney release, Mary Poppins Returns.