Who would’ve thought it would take a young Yeti named Migo to show that ignorance isn’t always bliss and that it’s always better to use the power of knowledge for good.
For Migo and his friends, this means breaking stereotypes while embracing others and their differences. Writer and director Karey Kirkpatrick uses the latest Warner Bros’ animated movie, Smallfoot, to remind us to ask questions because knowledge is power; and what you do with that power is up to you.
In the film, Migo (Channing Tatum) realizes that everything he believes in is a lie. When his newfound truth causes him to bump heads with the village leader Stonekeeper (Common), Migo finds himself cast aside with the other outsiders. To his surprise, the outcasts become his only friends and his partners in crime as they leap from the mountain tops to prove humans, or “smallfoots,” exist. It is a very clever and intriguing plot that twists the famous Big Foot myth. By the end, Migo must decide between telling a shocking, life changing truth or telling a big lie to keep his village in blissful ignorance.
The musical numbers in the film, including an amazing rap, tracks the characters development from beginning to end. Each is very well written by Kirkpatrick’s talented brother, Wayne. While the lyrics are relatable and easy to get into, the role technology plays in the film is something everyone can relate to. The upbeat, comedic adventure is hard not to like, especially with the all-star cast behind the animations including Zendaya as leading yeti, Meechee, LeBron James, and more. The ending, no matter how bizarre and unrealistic, is very touching and calls for a sigh of relief.
Smallfoot will be in theatres this Thursday, September 27th. Round up the family and be prepared for a night of adventure and laughter.