I watched this movie at a time that Trump is bullying Iran at any possible way and I’ve a very hard time coping with this stressful situation. It seems it doesn’t matter how much we talk about humanity & peace but in the end even the author of such beautiful book got in his plane to bomb innocent people…
Mi sarei aspettato decisamente più attinenza al libro e alle bellissime immagini stop-motion, che alla storia di stile pixariano in computer-grafica, ma in fin dei conti il risultato è discretamente piacevole. Difficile da apprezzare per chi non ha letto il libro in tenera età e non conserva dunque un legame affettivo verso questo magico racconto.
I've never liked The Little Prince, heavy symbolism has never worked for me (I know, I'm French, I should love it, blablabla). The story about the little girl was cliché af. Very generic style, cookie-cutter CGI character design. BUT some sequences with the little prince and the aviator were visually very good.
A framing device would be fine, potentially even necessary, but they just give such a cliffs notes version of the original story you can't really care about what's happening. No moments are allowed to breathe or develop. It's a shame, because the CGI works pretty well and the stop motion is gorgeous.
Having only to endure an intro's-worth of ridiculous CGI animation before getting to the beautiful stop-motion, I relaxed and settled in for what I thought would be that wondrous Little Prince story, cleverly furthered by form - where the CGI, signifying the adult, sell-out world, would eventually be entirely replaced by stop motion as the girl reclaimed her childhood. No such luck. Sigh... Charming songs, though.
A charming and innovative take on the children's classic storybook whose creativity in both animation and storytelling is well appreciated. The merits and importance of friendship, the power of imagination and the need to hold on to childhood at all ages is well portrayed. Visually a marvel with a wonderful mix of animation styles.
Despite being my favourite book and this movie having wonderfully rich art direction, the watered down and misguided script was so unbearable that I had to turn it off after the part about the fox. Pretty ironic that they took a story about calmly meandering through and savouring childhood/life and made it feel rushed.
Perchè d'altronde che importanza ha che Il Piccolo Principe abbia un successo planetario? Io (regista, sceneggiatore o chi per lui) posso sicuramente migliorare la storia, non solo aggiungendo stralci di attualità (che il vecchio con l'aeroplano e la madre pazza ancora ok) ma spostando totalmente il registro da quello della fiaba a quello senza metafore degli adulti che puliscono i cessi e dei vecchi che muoiono