Dolittle
2020
**
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard

Following the death of his wife, Dr. Dolittle, the renowned veterinarian who can speak to animals, has become a recluse. When Queen Victoria falls seriously ill, Dolittle must go on a quest with his animals and his new apprentice. Hugh Lofting’s children’s book was previously adapted in 1967 and 1998. This version looks like it started shooting before a page of the script was written. The end result is a plotless CGI mess which may appeal to small children, but not anyone else. Much like he did in Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr. attempts another accent (Welsh) and ends up giving an incomprehensibly mumbly performance.