SMALLFOOT – Budget of $80 million – 1 hour and 36 minutes
Migo hopes to become a gong-banger just like his father Dorgle. Based on the Stonekeeper’s stones, banging the gong brings up the sun. The Stonekeeper has a coat of stones containing the rules for the Yeti’s life. If they ever have doubt, they are told to ignore it and swallow it down. The stones keep them safe. One stone states their mountain is held on the back of mammoths and if they leave the mountain, they will fall into nothingness. Migo believes every word until he misses the gong during practice and falls down the side of the mountain. He witnesses a plane crash and sees a pilot parachute out. The pilot is the mythical SMALLFOOT. Migo can’t believe it. The stone said that SMALLFOOTs didn’t exist. Migo goes back to the village with his SMALLFOOT tales but is banished for telling lies and going against the stones. Migo is determined to find a SMALLFOOT and is met by the S.E.S. (Smallfoot Evidentiary Society) who believe him and want to find proof. So he heads down the mountain, into the nothingness, to get answers.
Percy Patterson is a wildlife documentary filmmaker who needs to be on top. He has lost most of his money and needs to attract new viewers to his program. And Percy knows going viral is the best way to get it done. So he asks his producer, Brenda, to dress in a Yeti costume so he can “discover” it. She refuses and walks away. As he goes outside the lodge to try in figure things out, he sees a Yeti. Percy believes its Brenda in the costume, but when he sees her driving away, he knows this Yeti is real. He freaks out, attack, and is knocked out by the Yeti a.k.a Migo. So Migo picks up Percy and heads home. But can the Yetis handle truth outside the stones?
So, a warning to all parents: DON’T BE LATE TO THIS MOVIE. The first 2 minutes lays down the entire framework for the movie. You will not understand the Yeti’s beliefs, relationships, jobs, or the stones without the first 2 minutes. And don’t be surprised if you laugh more than your children. The writers have thrown in a lot of adult humor for you. This movie gives a great message of not being sheep. It tells kids that curiosity and questions are good things to have. And while the script is one of the best since Toy Story, it provides plenty of memorable songs that you can dance to (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). So see this one with your kids today or by yourself. You won’t regret it.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
He doesn’t look so good – Migo
Smallfoot exists suckas – Fleem
The scroll of invisible wisdom – Meechee
Please tell me we were filming that – Percy