Film review: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Film review: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
Film review: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”



Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson


Director: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson

Premiere date:

Cinema November 25, Netflix December 9

Age limit:

9 years

«Complex and dark history is told with lightness and warmth.»

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Artificial family member

What is it about our time that makes the story of the tree figure so relevant? That it revolves around a protagonist who must find his own identity and place in the world? That this mismanagement is an artificially produced substitute for a family member? A message about making mistakes as long as you learn from them and that lying does no good?

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” goes through all these issues and throws in some new ones, such as the relationship between fathers and sons.

The dark-warm color texture and elements of Gothic, religion and natural mythology never make us doubt that we are watching a del Toro film. The action is set in Mussolini’s Italy, a time with grim parallels to our own.

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At Disney, puppet maker Gepetto has few characteristics: Helpful, kind and childless, that’s it. Here, an extensive opening sequence tells about the son Carlo, who was killed by a bomb during the First World War. Gepetto’s breakdown gives him psychology and motivation; he builds Pinocchio in hopeless despair and is at first disappointed that the living doll has a different personality from his son’s. It will turn out that doll and creator have a lot to learn from each other.

The gallery of characters is extensive, and the most festive is the monkey Spazzatura, voiced gutturally by Cate Blanchett. But the film stands and falls on the title character: Pinocchio (Gregory Mann) is a lovely person who never becomes annoying or sugary, he is a reckless happy salmon with an inner hero. A central point is made that he is made of pine, this is abundantly expressed when he lies.

Equally organic is the depiction of the whale’s interior, it really is like being inside a snorting and moist marine mammal.

Such qualities are symptomatic of the whole: The film holds its own in wonder for two full hours.

Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pinocchio” is a star-studded, animated adventure musical that wants to say something about fathers and sons, friendship, the inevitable passage of time, church power, fascism and the magic of nature. Touring everything together with ease and warmth is masterful craftsmanship, the film never threatening to break under the weight of its constituent parts.

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