Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 332

starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick
genre: Comedy, Cartoon
year: 2012
format: Shaw Video on Demand

plot: A boy who sees ghosts, is charged with the job of keeping a 300 year old curse from destroying the town

Zombies, witches and ghosts. In cartoon form. 
It started off with the feel of an animated version of Monster Squad meets Hocus Pocus, but quickly became a mess.

It's going to be one of those films you see on tv every year at Hallowe'en, like Nightmare Before Christmas did for years.  I think I would have like this story better if the creators had by passed the cartoon and made it as a live action film.

I will give it credit for the "boyfriend joke" at the end. There is a running sub-plot through the film where the older sister falls for the jock and can't understand why he's not going for her, then he says "you'll love my boyfriend"  Not too long ago they would have had either the two get together or the joke would have been about a girlfriend not boyfriend. Proves that audiences are given more credit now then even five years ago.

what do i think i learned from this film?
Believe the curse, it's most likely true

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