Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
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‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ (2022) – On Netflix – Review: Impressive

Pinocchio is the movie directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, starring Gregory Mann and David Bradley. It premiered at the AFI Fest in November, and is now streaming on Netflix.

This year, Robert Zemeckis‘s Pinnochio was released, and got mixed reviews. Guillermo del Toro‘s version of the story is set in a completely different era – 1920’s Italy. This latest adaptation is largely done with stop motion animation.

Premise

During the rise of fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, a wooden boy brought magically to life struggles to live up to his father’s expectations.

Movie Review

Here we have a movie that has been brought about with one great virtue: it is created with singularity. Truly a spectacular production, we are given another version of this classic to what might be the bright and colorful takes, so characteristic of the Disney adaptations. This movie is far darker, closer to the original piece it is based on.

Pinocchio has the stereoscopic effects, with its detailed animation, and with that touch of magic so true to the story and the creator of this adaptation. It is visually stunning.

Narrated by Sebastian J. Cricket (Ewan McGregor), an outstanding storyteller, and amusing character, who funnily enough, has a portrait of Schopenhauer amongst his few belongings, he is an aspiring author.

Pinocchio oscillates between a musical, a dark comedy, and a movie for a more grown audience – placing itself in the category of auteur film, a movie with “soul”.

Our Opinion

A more complex version of this classic that dares to cover the darker sides, as well as the brighter ones, of existence. Its impressive craftsmanship suffices as a reason to watch this feature film.

Release Date

December 9, 2022

Where to Watch Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Netflix

Director

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro

Cast

Gregory Mann / Pinocchio (voice)

David Bradley / Gepetto (voice)

Ewan McGregor / Sebastian J. Cricket (voice)

Christoph Waltz / Count Volpe (voice)

Tilda Swinton / The Turquoise Fairy (voice)

Cate Blanchett / Sprezzatura the Monkey (voice)

Ron Perlman / The Podestà (voice)

Finn Wolfhard / Candlewick (voice)

Tim Blake Nelson / (voice)

John Turturro / (voice)

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Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022)
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Movie title: Guillermo del Toro's PinocchioGuillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Movie description: During the rise of fascism in Mussolini's Italy, a wooden boy brought magically to life struggles to live up to his father's expectations.

Date published: January 25, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 1h 54m

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson

Actor(s): Gregory Mann, David Bradley, Ewan McGregor, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton

Genre: Animation

Our Opinion

A more complex version of this classic that dares to cover the darker sides, as well as the brighter ones, of existence. Its impressive craftsmanship suffices as a reason to watch this feature film.

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