The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan ★★★½


2020 List
Ranked: Disney+ Originals

Going into this film I was pretty nervous mainly since the other big Disney Original movie was Artemis Fowl which was awful. However, I’m glad that this film was pretty good. The main reason why I enjoyed this was because it was very heartfelt and just a beautiful film. I’m so glad that they went with the live-action route here rather than an animation since it really brought these characters to life. I have to admit, the first half of this film was rough and I didn’t thoroughly enjoy this until the Third Act. There was enough going on in the Second Act that had me invested but the film truly shined at the end. Overall, The One and Only Ivan is a solid Disney+ Original. They brought the charm that was missing in Artemis Fowl and while there were some issues apparent in this film, it still was a good, emotional watch that I’d recommend.

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