Starring: Marlow Barkley, Jason Momoa, Kyle Chandler, Chris O’Dowd, and Weruche Opia
Director: Francis Lawrence
Slumberland will spark your imagination, and it's a cute and charming film that lets Jason Momoa’s goofiness shine. That said, while I give the film props for its scope and creativity, it ultimately falls flat when it comes to executing its main focus of learning to deal with grief. It just wasn’t as emotionally engaging as it should have been. I understand it’s a family film, but, c’mon, pull at my heartstrings just a little. With a better script, this film could have been the kid’s version of Inception.
While Slumberland is not the most unique attempt at detailing a fantasy world of dreams, it is quite fun. It reminded me a bit of James and the Giant Peach, though I wouldn’t say it reaches the highs of that film. Plus, Jason Momoa plays goofy surprisingly well, even if at times it veers into overly childish. Overall, I found Slumberland to be a heartwarming and visual treat that adults and children can both enjoy.