Review: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, 2015, dir. Roger Allers

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“Should we consider Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet kids’ fare? The default categorization for any animated movie with a child protagonist is “children’s film,” but if it’s easy to picture a theater full of tykes getting swept up in this movie’s gorgeous imagery, it’s equally as difficult to imagine them nodding along with its philosophical apothegms. Maybe it’s stodgy to presume that cartoons are inherently childish, or that an audience of young’ns won’t take away anything from a cartoon based on the great Lebanese author’s book of prose poetry. Then again, the lessons of life, love, and the interconnectivity of humans and nature taught in Gibran’s iconic tome don’t neatly translate into cinema, either.” (Via Paste Magazine.) 

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