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First of all, there is no doubt that this looks stunning. The effects are great, the cinematography is really good. And Roberto might come off annoying at the beginning when he keeps "begging" for money/work, but I would call that loveable.
If you see it otherwise, it won't become a decline later on, but you still won't find too many good things in the story ahead (again, visuals and music aside). Suspending your disbelief is one thing and quite necessary here. Something works fine at first but when the incoherent storytelling, that seems quite aimless or without a clear goal, throws cliches at you and is rather nasty without remorse, it really becomes a question of how much are you willing to take.
Now a wooden character does not have to have certain feelings necessarily and it's always nice to see a journey. The issue here is that while Pinocchio is mean and evil one minute, he sacrifices himself the next. This flip flopping may feel like unwarranted critique to some, but to others (especially if we're talking grown ups) will have problems to digest these things.
If you are watching this with kids or can be forgiving enough to oversee all these flaws and more, you will be able to enjoy it's great looking adventure. Just be aware of what is happening and what is not. And don't look for this to make much sense. It's episodic at best
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