Abominable Sweet and simple, yet too familiar | Daily News

Abominable Sweet and simple, yet too familiar

‘Abominable’ is an engaging story that follows teenager Yi’s (Chloe Bennet) exciting adventure from Shanghai to the Everest.

Yi, who is yet come to terms with the loss of her father, spends most of her time alone on the rooftop of her building. She lives with her mother (Michelle Wong) and her diminutive but fiery grandmother (Tsai Chin). Since losing her father, Yi has taken up a summer job, trying to save money to make a trip across China.

One day, Yi finds a yeti curled up in the corner of her terrace after escaping from the clutches of a wealthy businessman Mr Burnish (Eddie Izzard) and Dr Zara (Sarah Paulson), a crafty zoologist. Yi christens him Everest after realising that his home is in the Himalayas.

Realising that Everts is being hounded by unwanted elements, Yi and her pals — Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai) — take off with the yeti to reunite him with his family.

A travelogue of China follows, with the gang journeying across the lush land of China. The film may come across as a Chinese tourism advertisement, but the elements of mystical intrigue keep you glued. And, like most other films in the same genre, it comes with a lesson about the value of friendship and family.

The animation is bright and packed with vivid colours. Izzard makes a mark as Burnish and so does Paulson as Dr Zara. Bennet as Yi gives a spirted performance.

Overall, ‘Abominable’ is sweet and simple, but ends up feeling too familiar.

The Economic Times


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