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Missing Link (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Missing Link
Year: 2019
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Chris Butler
Starring: Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry
About: Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6jCNhebfg8

My Review:
Having wanted to see this in the cinema and not getting around to it I was glad to see that this came onto Netflix so that I was finally able to see this. Thinking that the trailer looked funny and being a fan of Hugh Jackman I was excited to see if this would be as good as I was hoping however even though it didn't wow me it did make me laugh.

I thought by introducing the main character of Lionel by showing how he was trying to get a picture with Nessie was a good way of opening the movie, with being Scottish myself it was funny to see how someone was searching for the legendary monster and how they would go to any lengths to do so. I did think that the character of Mr Link was really funny as well and could see this easily being myself with how literal I can take things which did make me laugh and really like the character so much more than I had expected which made me want to know more about his story and hope that he finds the Yeti's in which he is looking for. Another character in which I loved was the queen of the Yeti's who's personality just seemed so very much like my own and how she described people was exactly like they put me into a character which just made me love her even though she was only in the movie briefly. By showing how the character of Lionel progresses from someone who just wants to join a club and will do anything to prove that the mythological exists to becoming friends with Mr Link and making him a partner in his business I thought was really sweet as it gave them both a friend and someone that they could rely on which mattered more than just joining a club. Not only this but I felt that showing how the person in charge of the club Lionel was trying to join would do anything to keep him out including trying to kill him showed how he could do a lot better and turning on them was the best thing that he could have done.

I did think however that some of the humour just seemed a bit stupid and didn't really appeal to me however this was rarely and there was a lot of it in which I did personally enjoy. I also thought that there was more with Link's character in which they could have showed with his background as it seemed to be lacking and left me wanting to know more about him. Not only this but the pacing at times seemed a little off to me and left me a little bored at moments throughout which was rather disappointing however didn't happen often and I don't feel like it took away from the movie that much. Finally, I thought that the animation for Missing Link could have been better and I just didn't really enjoy the animation style in which they chose to do for this movie.

Overall, Missing Link is a funny family movie which I did enjoy just felt could have had a little improvement. I would definitely see this movie again if I was looking for a film in which to relax to and do think that children as well as adults can enjoy this movie.

My Rating: 4/5 

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