April 23, 2024

Migration 2023 Movie Review

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Migration 2023 Movie Review

I haven’t been a fan of Illumination Entertainment movies as the only movies I have enjoyed from them were “Despicable Me” and “Sing 2”. But many of their works really are just for kids and most of their style and writing is bland and has gotten on my nerves. Migration is new and different from their other works but as a whole, it was average at best.

Throughout, many of the animation colors, structures, and models are pretty good as Illumination does a really good work on their animation designs. Including the models, the movements and the features. There are some solid sound designs as well. The writing from Mike White, who is known for his writing works on School of Rock, Year of the Dog, Brad’s Status and Nacho Libre, isn’t really special and while there are some ideas that I thought were pretty cool, it felt too generic and didn’t feel as charming as it thinks which made it pretty boring. People say that it’s trying to be original but it almost feels like a more unspecial version of “Rio”. The director Benjamin Renner has created “Ernest & Celestine” and “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…” which are really great animated stories but unlike his previous works, Renner’s direction and charm feels lacking and lost.

The voice performances are solid as Kumail Nanjiani and Elizabeth Banks provide some solid emotions and vocal performances. The child voice performances honestly kind of got on my nerves. Most of the characters were typical and not really interesting, the humor is a bit stale and the dialogue is a mix of having some clever and some really awful lines. It’s definitely for the younger audiences as my siblings did enjoy it which I am glad about. I do appreciate Illumination Entertainment making something original then their annoying works of Despicable Me and Minions stuff but the generic style doesn’t do it for me.

Overall, it’s good for the children and the average internet user who loves animation but I feel like I should just stop watching movies from Illumination Entertainment at this point.

Migration 2023 Movie Review