Number of Times Seen – 3 (3 Feb 2013, 4 Jan 2015 and 26 Sep 2018)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A bad guy in a video game tries to find a way to be appreciated by others because he no longer wants to be seen as a bad person.
My Take on it – I have always been a fan of Disney films and this is one of my modern favorites.
The concept and premise of this film is amazing and they manage to present it so well the entire time.
This film takes the ideas used by PIXAR with regard to family toys and transplants them into the world of video games.
They manage to give each of the characters such a realistic feel that we can easily believe that they are part of a real game.
The voice cast of this film is superb and they made an amazing choice giving the lead role to John C. Reilly who really hits one out of the park with this role.
The animation stays true to the various kinds of video games being used here and depending on the technology used for the game, the character appear slightly different yet still look as if they were created in the same era as the game was supposedly manufactured.
This gives us the opportunity to see characters from modern CGI games to interact with character from 8 bit games of days ago and they all have very distinct looks about them.
This film has a great message that resonates quite well throughout about being yourself no matter what other people perceive you to be.
Like the best animated films, it can easily be understood by children and adults on different levels and each side can get lots of enjoyment and fulfillment by the story and its messages.
Can’t wait to see what they have planned for the upcoming sequel to this film!
Bottom Line – Excellent concept that is presented so well. The way that PIXAR was able to make the idea of family toys come to life, this film does the same with animated characters of video games. The voice cast is superb and John C. Reilly was a great choice for the lead. Love the way that they keep the animation true to the various kinds of video games and instead of keeping things are the same the vary the look and feel of each game’s characters to try and match the kind of technology that was available when it was released. This film has a great message about being yourself no matter who anyone else thinks you may be and it resonates throughout. Can’t wait to see what they plan to do with the sequel that is coming out soon. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Unlike most animated films, the principal actors regularly recorded audio sessions together in the same room, a situation which led to a lot of improvising. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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