Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa is an adorable family friendly film! Even grownups can’t help but giggle! Though I must warn you, this review has a tiny spoiler in it!
Welcome to our Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa!
Imagine a young Leonardo da Vinci hanging out with a young Mona Lisa, and you’ve got the basis for this new movie opening in limited US theaters on August 2nd. Receiving the all ages approval by The Dove Foundation, this movie is sure to appeal to families with kids. You will not want to miss it because it is full of adventure!
This Film’s Homemade Movie Snacks:
With every film, we must have snacks! After all, one can’t watch a fantastic movie without needing something to snack on, so before we began, we chose some sweet and salty deliciousness to enjoy! We decided to have Pizza Rolls, popcorn and shakes made with our amazing homemade chocolate syrup!
Once we had our yummy movie food, we could begin the Mission!
Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa Review
From the very beginning of this movie I was smiling. It’s cute and has silly yet funny humor. Definitely some qualities I truly appreciate!
The film includes music that will keep everyone drawn in and, at times, even make you smile or laugh. The concept of Leonardo da Vinci being young and seeing all of what he might have been like or had invented was really entertaining.
Without adding any spoilers, I will say I love the little touches they add throughout the story. The things one would never imagine in a story about Leo Da Vinci and the movies particular style of nuanced humor.
My total adult confession: Mona Lisa is far more pretty in this rendition. Of course, at the time, she was probably considered far more pretty than we consider her today… Anyway…
The story is quite enjoyable and the animation is done very well. It’s certainly a film for the whole family. Everyone will find something to smile while watching this one!
My only spoiler:
The scared fish. Oh. My. Gosh. that made me laugh. Really laugh and I’m going to be remember that for a while!
About Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa
Life is idyllic in the quiet town of Vinci. The young genius inventor, Leo Da Vinci (voice of Johnny Yong Bosch), is constantly tinkering and testing his inventions while his best friends Lorenzo (voice of Bryce Papenbrook) and Lisa (voice of Cherami Leigh) help -but keep a healthy sense of humor as he shoots for the impossible.
On their return from an outing to a nearby lake, the trio has a shocking surprise: Lisa’s family home has mysteriously burst into flames and to make matters worse, the odious landlord is demanding that her father repay his debts in full —or agree to have Lisa marry his despicable son.
Leo has to catch his breath -he can’t lose Lisa, especially not like this. Determined to raise the money Lisa needs, Leo takes his paintings and heads with Lorenzo and Lisa to the nearest big city, Florence, to either sell them or try to get work from a local master. In the town center, they happen upon a mysterious storyteller who not only tells a tale of hidden treasure but has a one-of-a-kind treasure map that he is willing to sell.
Could this be the solution to Lisa’s troubles? Soon our young heroes realize that they are not the only ones on this quest -a group of sinister pirates follows their every move with the intent of stealing the treasure for themselves.
Leo’s ingenious inventions, Lisa’s brilliant ideas, Lorenzo’s loyalty and Niccolò and Agnes’ clever input swirl into an exciting crescendo! Does the treasure exist? Will they be able to evade the pirates?
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Disclosure: Bloggin’ Mamas received a screening link and compensation for managing this campaign. Bloggers were not compensated beyond screening the movie before it opened.