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The Little Prince Review: Relatable but Misguided Adaptation

Movie Review: The Little Prince

The Little Prince has relatable lessons, but loses sight of the real story and becomes a Disneyfied tale of empowerment.

This adaptation is a parable for adults and has a good message for every generation.

The plot incorporates the story of the Little Prince into the narrative of a girl whose path to adulthood is meticulously planned by her overbearing mother. This modernized retelling provides an¬†amusing visual contrast while delivering the source material’s lessons tailored for today’s audience.

The 3D animation isn’t as detailed as Pixar’s creations but it’s compensated by a paper stop motion animation. The movie also incorporated the book’s drawing style that book fans would appreciate.

This English dubbed version of the movie is nicely done with a cast that fit their roles. The ever likable Jeff Bridges sounds affable as the eccentric old aviator. Mackenzie Foy is great as the Little Girl. The rest of the cast did well.

While this new adaptation provides the lessons kids and parents need today, it merely extracts snippets from the source material to create a Disneyfied story of empowerment.

Using The Little Prince as a device to tell the story of a girl sounds good on paper, but in reality, the plot gets overcrowded as the adaption juggles multiple narrative strands and motifs.

This 2015 adaptation of The Little Prince does have good intentions but doesn’t trust it enough to deliver its message, resulting in a well-intentioned but misguided effort.

The Little Prince

6.5

The Little Prince has relatable lessons, but loses sight of the real story and becomes a Disneyfied tale of empowerment.

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