Sunday, August 16, 2015

574. La planète sauvage

La planète sauvage
Fantastic Planet
1973
Directed by Rene Laloux









Well, that was a big swing.  I am sure many people will give it credit just for being so different.  After all, you don't see a cut out stop motion trippy sci fi movie everyday.  Thank god for that.

Giant blue humanoids called Draags keep human beings as pets in their home planet Ygam.  A Draag leader gives his daughter an orphan human, who figures out a way to receive Draag knowledge.

So this was frankly not my scene.  I'm not a big animation fan, I hate psychedelic art, and stop motion gets on my nerves.  However, if you are not as cranky as I am (which, let's face it, you probably aren't) you could easily fall in love with this film.

I am trying to get caught up on these so I will keep it short.  Pass.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Based on the Soviet occupation of the Czech Republic.

2 comments:

  1. A film I felt should have been as pitched at someone like me...
    Well, I didn't fall in love with it, but I wasn't quite as anti this one as your post seems to say. Animation ? Well, can be excellent, can be bad .. no more than any other medium. I'm a lot more bored by trippy pyschedelic stuff than a person of my age should be, and that was, for me, the weak aspect of this one. I watched it, wsn't overly bored, but not mad keen either..

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    1. I'm excited to see what you will think of the animation we have coming up. Especially movies like the Lion King.

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