Haven't decided if this is a 2.5 (interesting failure) or a 3 (could've been great). The animation technique & the score bothered me in the begining but halfway through it I was sold. The art is spectacular (in a psychedelic Charlie Brown kind of way) but what really let me down were the main characters (except Lorraine). When you do a Rushmore Disaster Film on Acid, you better bring your A game to the Rushmore part
At his first film, Dash Shaw creates a colourful, funny and often crazy movie - combining a disaster film with a high school comedy. The result is a dazzling journey into the lives of a bunch of teenagers, who are aiming to survive after a earthquake has upset their school, affecting their own relationships. Shaw examines adolescence in a very peculiar and innovative way (and J. Schwartzman's voice is hilarious!).
A dazzling psychedelic kaleidoscope of layers and media. Some parts of the film are very funny, and sure, some parts are even absurd - but I don't think the filmmakers are taking themselves too seriously. G-Kids' productions feel infinitely more imaginative than your standard animated flick.