THE STAR (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

The Star—Christian animated film—fails to capture the quality necessary to tell its story well. While there are a few scenes, such as the camels crossing the desert, that have a fairly good comedic element written into the dialogue, the comedic element fails to propagate itself at a sustainable pace throughout the movie. Overall the film presents itself as amateurish with a need for a boost in realism.

Storyline

A variety of animals, each with their own storyline, become involved in the Nativity story of Jesus.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Timothy Reckart for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson, and Lisa Henson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Bo (voice of Steven Yeun), Dave (voice of Keegan-Michael Key), Ruth (voice of Aidy Bryant), Mary (voice of Gina Rodriguez), Joseph (voice of Zachary Levi), Herod (voice of Christopher Plummer), Thaddeus (voice of Ving Rhames), Rufus (voice of Gabriel Iglesias), Leah (voice of Kelly Clarkson), Zach (voice of Anthony Anderson), Edith (voice of Patricia Heaton), Old Donkey (voice of Kris Kristofferson), Abby (voice of Kristin Chenoweth), and Rebecca (voice of Mariah Carey).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a friendly and easy means of introducing children to the Christ story.

Ben Meyers

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