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"Pinocchio boasts a more thematically impactful ending than the original but fails to deliver a new version of the famous childhood tale with the same magic and allure of the past.
Tom Hanks and most of the voice cast embody the spirit of the 1940's flick perfectly, but the characters lack further development and imaginative modifications. The blend between animation and CGI components with real humans and sets is awkwardly inconsistent, leaving the viewers with a weird sensation throughout t... read the rest.
Pinocchio has been begrudgingly transformed from a flawed animated masterpiece into this shiny, superfluous turd of a live-action film. The majority of the classic characters have been mangled in some capacity while new characters are lame fluff serving as more of insurmountable obstacles you’re forced to endure rather than offering any sort of entertainment value or overall purpose to the actual story. With tangled strings and meandering storytelling, Pinocchio is a musical misfire that attempts to annihilate everything that made its animated counterpart so enjoyable.