Family Movie Review: “Smallfoot”

“Smallfoot” (PG) is now playing only in theaters!

We had the opportunity to view the movie and I had no idea what to expect. I hadn’t watched the trailer yet and in fact, the way we originally heard about the movie was walking into a Coldstone and seeing their “Smallfoot” flavor!

I will be honest. By the first 15 minutes of the movie, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through the rest of the movie. However, the story came together and then I didn’t want to leave when it was time to get more butter for my popcorn (because I love it drenched in butter). I really enjoyed the humor of the movie and I really loved watching parts of the movie from a human perspective. The movie allows us to see the perspective of a Bigfoot and then also how we see giants, especially in a town. Super funny. You’ll just have to watch it to see what I mean.

I thought the movie had a few good messages. First, here’s a little about the movie:

“An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.

“News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.”

Essentially, instead of people looking for a “bigfoot,” we watch as a yeti looks for a “smallfoot.”

With a daughter who is willing to just follow the crowd, this movie really touched me. I loved that the main yeti character battles with the idea of doing what everyone tells him he should do and what he knows is right.

Another great message that came out of it was from the human side of the movie. Being someone who has been in the social media world since it began, watching it evolve, I have seen the lengths people will go to in order to get more followers, more likes, etc. So I really felt for the man in this movie who you will see has a video channel. He needs more followers in order to pay his bills. But I also felt the realization that we have to be true to who we are which he struggles with during the movie.

After the movie, we were able to have a long chat with our kids about some of these real messages that we pulled from the movie. In the end, they walked away knowing that you can be yourself and it’s okay to think differently than everyone else.

If you are looking for a family-friendly movie, I highly suggest grabbing a movie ticket and seeing the movie. I would love to hear other positive messages you pulled from the movie in the comments below!

 

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