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A Magical Journey

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Muddled fantasy-adventure has peril, some mild language.

Movie NR 2021 94 minutes
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age 3+

It’s simply not giving, i wanted to fall asleep but couldn’t cause I was crying at the fact of it being so bad.

Absolutely atrocious one of the worst movies to ever exist. I wish I could give it negative stars. Thank you. 💅

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There's an adage in storytelling that encourages writers to "show, don't tell"; this film could have benefited from that advice. Instead, A Magical Journey relies heavily on a character's recollection of events to compensate for a disjointed storyline that doesn't add up to much of anything. An oddball collection of characters moves from disconnected setting to setting, or more accurately, from soundstage to soundstage of a magical movie studio, as a young girl tries to solve a mystery by midnight.

The adventure leaves nothing for viewers to grab onto -- no fully-developed characters, no hoped-for outcome. Other aspects add to the weirdness, including some poorly-dubbed actors in the English version and dismal attempts at humor (?) often involving kids getting hurt. A final fight scene made to look like an early-era video game is vexing. French veteran Jean Reno's apparition as an omniscient hologram does nothing to lift the proceedings, nor does the presence of a few other familiar faces. Take a pass on this muddled journey.

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