Sunday, August 16, 2015

574. La planète sauvage

La planète sauvage
Fantastic Planet
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.


  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..

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