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Fantastica: A Boonie Bears Adventure

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Empathetic animated adventure has some threat, violence.

Movie G 2019 89 minutes
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The first half of this fourth spin-off feature film from the popular Chinese TV series feels like a run of the mill budget animation. But at the midway point, Fantastica: A Boonie Bears Adventure kicks up a gear and becomes an exciting adventure with effective emotional moments. When the movie begins, it follows a template seemingly set by a creative team more influenced by video games than cinema. The various characters have a puzzle to solve, then an encounter, before they're whisked to the next magical land. But this formula eventually makes way for a film that gives its villains backstories and with an emphasis on character development.

We learn about how Boss became a cold-hearted, bitter baddie, while Logger Vick's story of feeling dissatisfied with his life, before learning he's actually got lots to be thankful for, gives a real emotional impact. The same can be said for cute robot Coco. When she sacrifices herself to save the world, it's genuinely moving, setting up the fist-pumping ending when she (spoiler) comes back to rejoin the gang. As a gateway to fantasy adventure movies, Boonie Bears fans couldn't ask for more.

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