Friday, January 25, 2008
Saw this movie yesterday and got a positive surprise! The reviews here have been quite bad.
Apart from the storyline that indeed was a bit thin, I really liked it! I've never seen an animated film in a documentary format, innovative and very fun, they really portrayed the natural, non-acting behaviur and humour of the characters. (When the mother serves her "stew" is hilarous!)
And the animation and computer graphics were AMAZING!! The water looked real and fooled me many times. And they had real weather, like on the day of the big surf event, the weather was real bad and you could feel it in the light, colours and shadows. The standard thing to do would be to make the big event day sunny and bright!
I also loved the chicken character, voice by Jon Heder. He is always a pleasure to watch, animated or not!
(Another well made film is Ratatouille, but I found the story rather childish)
(Another nice surf film is Blue Crush with Kate Bosworth. Not the best movie you will see but its in my top movies in the feelgood category.)