ISee Icy Ice’s review published on Letterboxd:
"One and Only Ivan" is based on a book by K.A. Applegate and about a gorilla named Ivan tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella as they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.
I was not excited about this movie because I feel like it's gonna be terrible just like the worst Disney movie of 2020, "Artemis Fowl". But when this movie was released, I see some mixed things about this. So, I give this one a shot and after watching this, it was actually an okay movie.
The performances from Walter White, Sam Rockwell, and most of the cast members are really good, I think Angelina Jolie is the best part of this movie cause MY GOD!!!, her performance is really charming. The casting is fantastic. The story is very decent and heartwarming. And the characters are well-written.
However, The CGI is... meh and looks kinda fake. The writing in this movie is quite disappointing, the humor is lazy and unfunny, fart jokes, a common but boring-ass joke because it's a kids movie and Disney doesn't want kids to be bored while watching this movie. I liked the story, but some scenes are very predictable and cliched. And the pacing in some scenes is a bit slow.
Overall, it's an entertaining and heartfelt Disney movie and I think the whole family might enjoy this. It has great performances, memorable characters, okay CGI, and lame writing.