The One and Only Ivan (2020) review and rating.


The One and Only Ivan (2020) review and rating.
The One And Only Ivan (2020) by Thea Sharrock.

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, 

Phillipa Soo, Chaka Khan, Mike White, 

 Ron Funches, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, 

Danny DeVito, Ariana Greenblatt, 

 Ramon Rodriguez, Owain Arthur, 

 Kevin Mathurin, Brooklynn Prince.

Director: Thea Sharrock.

Language: English.

Cinematography: Florian Ballhaus.

Music director: Crag Armstrong.

Release date: 21 August 2020.

Running time: 1hr 35mins.

Genre: Family, Animation, Drama, Adventure.

What's there in this film?.

The One and Only Ivan (2020), is an adaption from the children's novel of the same name by   K.A. Applegate.

The one-line story is Ivan was a gorilla who does a circus in a mall, where he met his new friend Ruby (elephant Calf) and he thinks that no animals like himself should suffer from here and then the story is how he went to the forest with his friends.

The nicest of this film is visuals and cinematography, Florian Ballhaus did a good job in this mainly that flashback scenes of our hero Ivan, surely it will remind you that Disney's lion king (2019) movie.

Bryan Cranston as mack perfectly fits his role, Ariana Greenblatt and Ramon Rodriguez done their role decently.

The whole story is based on the real-life events of Gorilla named Ivan, director Thea Sharrock brought the film to life with his good visual effects team.

Compare to the first, the second half is much engaging and holding the audience, because most of the first half glued between the day to day activities of that circus and intros.

There is also few good necessary messages for the society such as the animals should not be kept in cages, yes it is an old one, but they did that in an interesting way in this film.

The characterisation is also satisfactory and promising from the starting like baseball playing chicken, Rabbit that drives a fire truck and mainly our Bob a funny dog.

Music by Crag Armstrong bridges the effect of the scene, the dialogues seem to be boring but okay.

What's not there in this film?.

The main drawback of this film is the first half, which seems to be too long and you will have to wait a long time for the story to take off.

The screenplay should have been fast-moving one, the truth is you will definitely sleep before the second half, because of its lazy written script.

Good characterisation but not much used, that my feel.

Star performance:

It fits the cinematography and visual effects team.

Storyline:

The storyline of this film is Ivan was a Gorilla.he was separated from their parents and raised by Mack from an early age.

Mack running the circus by keeping the Ivan, the truth is Ivan has been in a cage for past 20years.

One day Ivan met his new friend Ruby an elephant calf, in that time he thinks that no animals like himself should suffer from here and then the story is how he went to the forest with his friends.

Verdict:

The One and Only Ivan (2020), one of the decent one time watchable tracks of Disney's recent films, watch this if you have time.

Rating:

Acting: -

Story: 3/5.

Cinematography: 3.5/5.

Music: 3.25/5.

The One and Only Ivan (2020) rating:

3.25/5 - One time watchable (by Movie Laundry)

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