Pixar’s new short animation Bao has been criticised by fans with many dismissing it as being too difficult to understand.
Premiering before the Incredibles 2, the animated short – the first Pixar short directed by a woman – follows a Chinese-Canadian mother who struggles with empty-nest syndrome (a feeling of grief and loneliness parents may feel when their children leave home for the first time), but earns a second chance at parenthood when one of her dumplings comes alive.
But many have found the film confusing, with one, calling it “the most confusing ten minutes of my life” while another described the dumpling as a “ball of crap”.
Others were quick to jump to the film’s defence with one user saying “how Bao was the most confusing 10 minutes of someone’s life, it was literally such a cute pixar short,” while another slammed critics for having “no cultural sensitivity”.
i saw Bao and i was gonna burst into tears but i was getting so angry at the laughing ignorant white people in the audience. yall are so fucking rude and clearly dont understand the culture or the theme of empty nest syndrome.
— keska (@keskadelrosario) July 1, 2018
Idk how Bao was “the most confusing 10 minutes” of someone’s life it was literally such a cute pixar short
— alyssa (@alyssaxmccabe) June 30, 2018
You can view a trailer for the Pixar short film below.
Meanwhile, The Incredibles 2 pulled in $11.5m (£8.74m) in its opening weekend in the US.
It was Number Five in the takings over the weekend behind a number of sequels including The Equaliser 2 starring Denzel Washington which finished at the top with $35.8 (£27.2m), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was behind in second with $34.4m (£26.1m), Hotel Transylvania 3 was third with $23.2m (£17.6m) and the Ant-Man And The Wasp came in fourth with $16.1m (£12.2m), reports BBC News.