When Dr. Dolittle came out in 1998 (22-years-ago) Starring EDDIE MURPHY (as John Dolittle), it was hilarious (extremely funny) seeing an Animal Doctor talking to animals, for the first time.
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This re-adaptation of 2020 DVD movie "DOLITTLE", starring ROBERT DOWNEY, Jr. (IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL). The main character never really talks to the animals (The Animals do most of the talking) [1.anxious gorilla, 2.enthusiastic duck, 3.cynical ostrich, 4.upbeat polar bear, 5.headstrong parrot and the squirrel who wanted revenge on the apprentice who shot the squirrel in the stomach].
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The original Dr. Dolittle was an AMERICAN MADE MOVIE by 20th Century Fox [ Box Office Sales (Gross USA was $144.2M) ]. This 2020 version "ENGLAND (U.K.) MADE MOVIE" by Universal Pictures [Box Office (Gross USA) only $77.0M] "Nearly less than 1/2 as many individuals, went to the Movie Theaters to watch Newest version".
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In this rendition: Supposely, ROBERT DOWNEY, Jr. (as Dolittle) was to cure the QUEEN OF ENGLAND from being poisoned; a very reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure.
But ROBERT DOWNEY, Jr. *never does anything*. The doctor is joined by a young, self-appointed apprentice
(Harry Collett) - who does most of the work; curing the Queen of England from the poision she was given by one of the guards.
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I enjoyed seeing the "Fire-Breathing-Dragon", that it swallowed a BAGPIPE and had a tummy-ache.
And, when Dr. Dolittle removed that instrument from her stomach, it shows a large gust of wind, as it was being dislodged.
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For some reason - ACTUAL MOVIE CRITICS "DID NOT LIKE THIS 2020 version" either; but the audience viewers thought it was better then the critics (with 76% likeability).
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[In my opinion] - I did not like (did not enjoy) most of this 1hr 41min DVD movie [ as agreed upon with ...
ROTTEN TOMATOES popular movie review website (14% ROTTEN MOVIE) ]
My OWN RATING of this 2020 DOLITTLE dvd VERSION = 1-STARS-out of 5

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