SCREENSHOTS: 'Abominable' Is Set to Warm Your Heart This Weekend

September 27, 2019
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If you’re looking for a feel-good film to watch with the whole family then “Abominable” is the movie for you.

As the only new wide release this weekend, the Dreamworks Animation pic is poised to rule the box office with an estimated $17- $20 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The computer-animated 3D adventure film details the story of a young girl named Yi (Chloe Bennet) who encounters a magical Yeti on the roof of her Shanghai apartment building. She and her two friends then embark on a 2000-mile trek across China to reunite him with his family at the top of Mount Everest.

Along the way they have to out maneuver a wealthy man (Eddie Izzard) who wants to capture the lovable creature and an ambitious zoologist (Sarah Paulson).

Critics are also finding it difficult to resist citing the movie’s heart-warming storyline and striking visuals and cinematography.

The New York Times calls it “exceptionally watchable” and “exhilarating,” while The Hollywood Reporter praised its “eye-popping moments” and its themes “of the importance of family, belief in oneself, friendship, environmental protection.”

Sporting a multicultural cast, “Abominable” is co-production between the United States and China and is the first major animated film to have a woman (Jill Culton) as the sole writer and lead director. Todd Wilderman is also credited as a co-director.

Culton was instrumental in making sure the lead character Yi wasn’t another princess in a flowy dress character that is typical of many animated films.

“It was really important to me that I created this strong independent, stubborn girl, who was wearing whatever she felt,” she told Polygon. “It feels very individualistic. I wanted her to really drive the movie based on her passion for getting this yeti home.”

“Abominable” is in theaters now.