OK, this is my first attempt at a movie review.
Now it won’t be like other movie reviews because:
- I’m not going to give you a summary of the plot. I’m too lazy. And you can find that anywhere. Check your local paper.
- I’m also too lazy to look up all the names and stuff of the people who worked on it. And honestly…do you really care?
- I won’t be getting all animator-snobbish about the whole thing. (Or I’ll try not to.)
- I won’t be using words like ‘protagonist’. Ugh.
- I’m mostly going to focus on the story. And the problems therein.
And just for kicks I’m going to address the movie as a person. So when I say “Igor” I mean ‘Igor-The Movie’, not the character. It’ll be fun. Really.
OK? Let’s roll.
Alright Igor. I love to give the little guy a chance.
I don’t think Pixar is God. I love ’em but I give props where props are due. I really liked Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda.
So frankly, I don’t care who made you. Just tell me a good story. It’s nice if you look really good while you do it, but I understand you may not have ‘the BIG budget’ of the other guys. That’s OK. You can still entertain me.
And my 9 year-old companion.
I’ll give you the good news first. You looked pretty good. You had some great character designs (even though Tim Burton may have grounds to sue). I had some genuine laughs. Overall you did a pretty damn fine job in the artistic and chuckles department.
But here’s where you went wrong.