Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton
Directed By: Wes Anderson
Running Time: 101 Minutes
UK Release Date: 30 March 2018
BBFC Certificate: PG
Feature length stop-motion films are a rarity these days, partly because CGI movies are quicker to produce and are seen as better box office propositions – as well as it being easier to amend a scene or use an alternative camera angle if it’s been generated on a computer.
However, there is a certain charm that you get with stop motion that CGI will never have. It’s the same way that CGI monsters in horror films are never as scary as animatronic ones because the audience is enticed by something real and physical presented on screen. The films of Ray Harryhausen are prime examples of how effective stop-motion can still be. Many of us in the UK grew up with Morph, Wallace and Gromit and several other stop motion animated character, and the meticulous work of the animators comes across on the screen, for which I respect and admire their level of dedication. [Read more…]