The Star (2017) - Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Timothy Reckart
Stars: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 8 out of 63 found boring (12.69%)

One-line Reviews (33)

It's not meant to be anything more than it is: a fun, funny, entertaining story.

If you have kids they will get bored after 10 minutes.

And I myself enjoyed it!

But sadly, the film had also far too many mediocre and forgettable moments that made this one seem way too long for its own good and that is even more shocking as it really wasn't a very long film at all.

So, as a cartoon and animated picture, "The Star" is good and entertaining.

I feel it sounds a little better and more enjoyable than the original one, so maybe I did find it to be a bit funnier than I expected.

It includes a lot of entertaining animal characters (some of which accompanied Jesus in the manger when he was born) and some songs to make it appealing to young and old alike.

It didn't help that the movie couldn't decide if it wanted to be funny, sacrosanct, suspenseful, or none of the above.

It sounded cute and fascinating at first, until I heard it was made by Sony Pictures Animation, a studio that has a reputation of making some of the worst animated films of modern times.

Instead of being banal & frustratingly pandering like so many Christian films, its theology & its heart hold up nicely, along with its simple story.

It hits the right balence of seriousness and entertaining.

I honestly think that it's kind of an embarrassment for him because while he was in this boring and bland Nativity story retelling, his comedy sketch partner, Jordan Peele made a bigger splash this year with "Get Out".

The film has a really dull, dragged out pace and also tries to throw in some modern day humor rather than attempt to make it timeless which is something that I cannot stand in animated movies.

However, this studio dropped the ball on using their characters and world building, cutting corners to give a simplistic presentation that is dull compared to Disney's worlds.

In fact, most of the humor is very toned down and entertaining compared to previous Sony movies.

Worth watching!

The whole scene was pointless.

It's absolutely boring for adult and kids.

This was quite an entertaining take on the birth of Jesus as experienced by various animals done on computer animation to both humorous and dramatic effect.

The Star maintains its cute, slapstick tones throughout the whole movie up to the predictable ending that we all know is coming.

The animation is stunning in this film.

The camels are predictably pointless and even the three farm animals, including the surprisingly talented singing horse, at the end are easily forgettable and useless.

The soundtrack's use of the carols and new music is lively, and enjoyable without getting too heavy handed with the religious theme.

The Star seemed to cut costs on this movie where it could, unfortunately making the world succumb to characters caught in mundane worlds.

Hollywood may be doing favors for the friends, but this reviewer found much of the characters a waste of time.

Great show, and entertaining .

It is a great entertaining movie.

The story, for the most part, is pretty boring.

Pretty much the only problem with the movie is that it seems to be only enjoyable for kids, kids will love the movie but parents might find it boring after a while.

The story was fun, the characters were engaging.

This should surprise nobody who's familiar with the Business of Cultural Warfare, as the first thing you learn studying that science is that Sony is the official propaganda arm of the Japanese Government, still sore that their rogue Samurai Codes forced the World to nuke them a couple times in the 1900s.

The movie is well done and entertaining.

Visually stunning film that will entertain kids and adults alike!