Ferdinand is a big, beefy bull who accidentally destroys a village and gets branded a beast. The biggest, most monstrous bulls get chosen by the matador for bullfights, MV5BZWQ5ODZiMWMtYjM1Yy00ZDlhLTkwYzctNTQxNzE5MDRhNmIxXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjA0MTc4OQ@@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,738_AL_but Ferdinand has never aspired to such fame. He’s a gentle soul, really, a pacifist. The other bulls are quite judgmental about his lack of fight but Ferdinand stays true to himself.

And that’s all I really have to say about it. This is not Pixar; it’s not intended for adults, or particularly bright children. Ferdinand is forgettable. It doesn’t even try to surprise you. But John Cena as Ferdinand is pretty okay and Kate McKinnon as a “calming goat” is sometimes nearly funny, so I guess there’s that. It just feels lackluster, and lazy.

13 thoughts on “Ferdinand

  1. reocochran

    My grandkids and I saw this and absolutely loved this, Jay! We liked the way the story was extended and although there were intense moments, no animal dies! Yay! 💃
    We liked the humor and this makes me worry, do you think our brains are turned to mush? 😀


  2. reocochran

    I forgot to say, we loved Paddington 2 even better than the first one! It has a lot of back story about how Paddington was raised by Aunt Lucy and a historical “Pop Up book” with detailed pictures of the ten best sights of London. Beautiful story and funny jail scenes with a great cast. Hugh Grant looks goofy and is diabolical. . . 😉 😁


      1. reocochran

        I am so glad you are trusting me! By the way, my youngest daughter and I liked Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri. It was tragic and yet, I may have gone bonkers myself had my daughter been raped and murdered. Sam Rockwell was scary good, Woody Harrelson really acted in this role, too. Frances deserves an Oscar. I’m a big fan of her acting realistically.


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