Ziedonis’s review published on Letterboxd:
it's a good movie, but I watched a Ghibli movie right before and it just makes me hate the modern storytelling of western kid's movies so much more. it's okay to have a movie that's just fun and cheerful, but DreamWorks & Disney movies have this artificially manufactured feeling of oh they're such a cute family, every boy needs his dog AHH!! so cute I love my family so much too, yknow? the heartwarming moments just feel fake to me, every movie doesn't have to be about some majestic friendship or loving family that gets past it's difficult moments.