'Dolittle' Is Literally One Of The Worst Movies I Have Ever Seen...
Today is Tuesday, January 28, 2020, and due to a busy beginning of the year, last night I actually saw my first movie of 2020... Let's just say, the year did not start off well. Now, I did not see Cats last month due to obvious reasons, so maybe after seeing that film, Dolittle wouldn't seem like such a dumpster fire... but as of right now I can say with confidence that Dolittle is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I have walked out of two movies in my lifetime, the first being Nic Cage's Left Behind, and the Gerard Buttler classic God's of Egypt. There is a feeling of almost disgust when you are subjecting yourself to such awfulness in a theater, a feeling I had only had during those two films I walked out of. Though I didn't walk out of Dolittle, that feeling came for a third time. So let's dive into what made this movie to horrible...
First, Robert Downey Jr. gives one of the worst performances of his career. It is not only over the top and way to cheesy, but also really distracting. Downey spends the entire film speaking in one of the weirdest accents I have ever heard. Sometimes it is English, sometimes Scottish, but most of the time it's gibberish. They should have put subtitles under all of his dialogue scenes just so the audience could understand what he was saying.
The CGI was terrible! The production budget alone for this film alone was 175 million dollars! This blew my mind! Im pretty sure the average film student could have done a lot of these special effects in Microsoft Paint!
The villain of the film served no purpose, and could have been taken out of the film completely. It has been a very long time since I have seen such an annoying movie character. He makes Downey's over the top portrayal of Dolittle look like a Oscar winning performance. It was just that bad!
The story was okay... It reminded me a storyline you would see in a Uncharted video game... if those games were made by 8 year olds. However, how the story concludes is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen in a movie period.
During the film there were a couple lines here and there that made me chuckle a little bit, the relationship between the ostrich and polar bear was nice I guess, and the sugar glider was pretty cute, but other that, I am grasping at straws to find any positives with this film.
In conclusion... THIS FILM IS VERY VERY BAD. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SKIP THIS ONE!