Run time: 97 mins
Or How to Train Your Yeti; this mountainous endeavour sees one of the big furry guys on a trek to get home to the Himalayas.
Yi (voiced by Chloe Bennet) is living with her mother (Michelle Wong) and delightful grandma Nai Nai (Tsai Chin) – and still not over the death of her violinist dad, who had inspired Yi to play the violin. Now she is working many jobs to pay for some much yearned for travel. When an adorable baby yeti escapes from a research lab owned by the alpinist-turned-corporate-plutocrat Mr Burnish (Eddie Izzard) our heroes must journey from the streets of Shanghai, cross the Gobi desert to the cliffs and mountains where the yeti hopes to be reunited with his parents.
There are some obvious borrowings from ET – the yeti has the supernatural power to control the elements, which means that a lot of the ordinary narrative jeopardy is conveniently abolished. Coldplay’s tearjerker Fix You is shamelessly deployed at a key scene. Hankies at the ready. (Jack Whiting) It looks gorgeous