First 30-45 mins big laughs. Structure mimics the charming, associative, semi-random spontenaity of a child learning to spin a tale. Last 1/3 however was diminishing returns. The charming anarchy itself started to feel repetitive, a bit wearying. At least at feature length, madcap stays fresh & punchy with a more containing narrative. Need more yin for that wild yang.
I get the feeling the creators went to a primary school and asked the children 'so what happened next?' in every scene. It's creative, mad, technically brilliant and most importantly bloody funny. The chaos that ensues has a bizarre logic to it and make's you question how they came up with theses stop motion techniques. So please make a sequel to this because I would love to return to the town of 'Panic!'
It's like i had a dream. and my best friend was a horse, and we lived in a world where cowboys and indians were straight bros. it was incredible. but then these punks stole our house. How CRAZY IS THAT?? F THAT!. We stole it back. and ate some waffles while we were at it. thats what this movie is. chilling, getting laid, eating waffles.
The voicing of "Indein" and Cowboy got on my nerves a bit, but the trailer doesn't lie: it's "more terrifying than Psycho and The Towering Inferno, more romantic than Casablanca, more moving than The March of the Penguins, and more spectacular than Journey to the Center of the Earth!" A Town Called Panic simultaneously manages to be classy and wacky. Guess that's why Cannes liked it. 3.5 stars