Year Released: 2011
Main Stars: Christopher Lee, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frances De la Tour
Last watched: October 2014
Review Date: November 2014
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: HD TV
Clock insides, French but with British cast, bit weird, old people.
Sometimes you know that something will be colourful but small. Like a sweet you know you’ll like. This is one such film. Its not going to blow your mind or make you question the bridge between reality and fantasy but there’s some intrigue and quirky side characters that keep the comfort value high.
The plot isn’t taxing but performances are good all round as are the computer gen bits, most of which you just accept which is a sign of a well throughout production.
Some parts could have been more engaging if the oddity factor had been raised a notch or two and perhaps doing the whole thing as a French style animation would have worked better. However, if this were put on at Christmas in sure there’d be a continued audience, its git that kind of feeling about it.
Shame Christopher wasn’t used more but nice to see him anyway.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?