TEA PETS * (Theatrical Release China 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.6|5.0 Starsìì

Tea Pets does not flow well due to its tendency to randomly jump from one group of scenes to another group of scenes without good transitioning. The character development takes the length of the film rather than a good definition within the first few minutes of the film and it loses its ability to connect to its audience. Overall the story is difficult to follow and it does not connect enough heart into its storyline to make it cross international borders well.

Storyline

A tea pet and a robot team to look for a mystic who can answer their questions.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Gary Wang for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Zhou Yu and Ye Yuan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Xiao Xiang (Guanlin Ji) and Nathan (voice of Jason Kesser).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The film script needs a re-write for flow and transitioning. If one does decide to watch this movie, do some research on tea pets and how they fit into Chinese culture. This will enhance appreciation for the cultural history behind the use of tea pets and the usefulness of tea pets. A better watch for stories involving figurines (toys) for the United States audience will be Toy Story.

Also known as: Toys and Pets

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