Ebene News – US – Revue Flora et Ulysse: a joyful and uplifting film

Cast of Flora and Ulysses: Matilda Lawler, Ben Schwartz, Alyson HanniganFlora and Ulysse Director: Lena KhanFlora and Ulysse Rating: 3

In Flora and Ulysses, Disney’s latest cinematic offering, which airs on Hotstar in India, it becomes clear that Disney is the patron saint of all superheroes. Not just those who fly, run or are invisible, but also pocket-sized and furry ones and while we continue to meet the typical superheroes in their tights and costumes as the year progresses, Disney takes us on the superhero tour with Ulysses a squirrel

Flora, a precocious 10 year old girl, who will shame everyone with her quick wit and resourcefulness, finds Odysseus, an ordinary garden squirrel, and decides to bring her home Flora, being all that and more, has the added burden of being a cynic She’s dealing with her parents who are estranged and struggle in their respective fields – one is a failed comic book writer (Ben Schwartz) and the other a romantic writer in trouble (Alyson Hannigan) Throw a pet squirrel, who suddenly possesses superpowers in a crash at home, and voila, we’ve got a Disney movie on our hands But all the credit can’t go to the movie giant The movie is based on the famous novel of the same name, written by Kate DiCamillo

It’s really something to see humans playing second fiddle to a small ball of orange fur, as Odysseus rushes, runs and jumps to save Flora and Co from irreversible damage And just at the right time , when the bond between Flora and Ulysses was as close as it gets, enter local pest control guy Miller (Danny Pudi in excellent aviator-clad badly form), who swears by the adage that ‘squirrels can’ not be domesticated ‘Miller is on a mission to capture Ulysses We all know how it goes

The highlight of the film is the quirky, laugh-worthy details of the costume, from the house to the many pop culture references woven into it – we hear Jack and Rose from the Titanic at Avengers’ I Love You 3000 in the same breath Flora’s imagination leaves room for vast changes to an alternate 3D animated world, and one can just soak up everything The jokes between Flora and almost everyone keep you engaged and you mentally thank each other never having to face Flora alone

Classic Disney themes of family, happiness, and overall well-being pop up over and over again The movie keeps its promises: a happy, uplifting, mood-changing movie Watch it for Flora’s antics for sure His stage presence is pretty magnetic, we have a future Hollywood star A-list on our hands for sure.It’s interesting to see Schwartz play a semi-brooding, not hyper character for the first time. I wish the story spent more time on the arc between himself and Hanigan who plays his wife and Flora’s mother You never really know why the two broke up

Watch Flora and Ulysses, curled up on the couch, preferably with your family With the year that the whole world has had, we could make such movies, that make you think better things are just around the corner

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Ebene News – United States – Revue Flora et Ulysse: a joyful and uplifting film

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