I watched Phil Tippet's Mad God. I was excited for the first part but then it got unbelievably morbid and the plot didn't go anywhere either. It just had set piece after set piece. I wish I could give it a better rating since it has the best stop motion I've seen anywhere, but I have to give it a 6 out of 10 and maybe that's being too generous.
Just watched Paglisan. It's a Filipino drama about a man with memory loss and his stressed out wife. There's more to it than that but I won't spoil it in case someone else wants to watch it. The animation style is a bit dodgy with the contour lines and fills animated separately but the soundtrack, especially the songs help make up for it. It's a very serious drama. But it doesn't involve constant death and ripping people's guts out like Mad God. I give it an 8 out of 10. It's worth watching if you can stand the animation style and if you have an interest in dementia.
There's so many cliched poses. MC Hammer, Rosie the Riveter, Ezran from the Dragon Prince, one of the characters from Road to El Dorado, and some comic relief character for the lady in the purple dress that's probably also been done but I can't pinpoint. And the barely visible dog looks like the one from Howl's Moving Castle. I doubt that the movie itself is that cliched but they're clearly evoking lots of other popular pieces of pop culture to draw in the widest audience possible.
... Marcel the Shell with Shoes on was sweet. Not exactly animation. Live action with stop motion. Marcel & his grandmother are left alone when their community vanishes suddenly. A guy staying at the B&B makes some videos interviewing Marcel who becomes an internet sensation, of course with dark results.
Post by Captain Spencer on Jul 31, 2022 14:56:38 GMT
Animal Farm (1954) from the George Orwell classic. Not a kiddie cartoon that's for sure, but a wonderful allegory on the hypocrisy and corruption of government, and the rebellion that ensues. Quality animation.
Apparently, this was partially funded by the CIA!!