Dans le style "délirium en stop-motion", voilà qui a de quoi enthousiasmer : une animation rappelant Michel Gondry dans son bricolage sophistiqué, une histoire bien azimutée qui s'envole dans la stratosphère du non-sens, des personnages hauts en couleur et des idées tarées à la pelle, un rythme fou et un vrai suspense… tout cela avec une belgitude assumée. Absurde, régressif, presque toujours hilarant… cool, quoi !
It's Horse's birthday, so his friends decide to build him a BBQ. They over order the bricks, their house gets destroyed, they try to rebuild it, the walls are stolen by devious fish people, so they go on a quest to get the walls back but not before running into mad scientists who have built a giant penguin...still with me? This only scratches the surface on a wildly inventive movie with more than a touch of madness.
I really don't understand this film's hype. It's cute looking enough, but holy shit is it boring. It's a farce that isn't very funny. Most of it's events feel absolutely banal instead of silly. I had trouble watching the whole movie because of just how dragged out and pointless it all felt. I might be missing something big, I feel like I have to be, because the animation is superb but everything else is such a waste.
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!'