Week three of the Underrated Series and we get to the animation category. At least there shouldn't be any debate…
A Monster in Paris
Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an oversized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief.
The trailers for this looked quite good and it got hardly any press on its release here in Blighty. It seemed to be in the cinema and then gone. When the blu ray came through the post I was looking forward to it. I was not let down.
The animation is seriously some of the best I have seen. So stylised and unique. I loved it. The characters are extremely well rounded and each bring something different but similarly each is as memorable as the next. It's such a different story too with some great moments.
What makes this a five star film then? The music is one. Rarely do the films visuals and tone get such perfect accompaniment. But…
A wonderfully delightful animated film.
Imagine Cronenberg's The Fly. Animated.
With musical numbers.
With no Goldblum.
If you're thinking what the f**k?(as you should be) then don't bother with this bizarre animated movie.
Recommended?: only if you want to see a film which features mutant singing fleas that are wonderfully talented tap dancers
A hybrid crossing "Mimic" with "Moulin Rouge" and with the aesthetic value of Luc Besson's "Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec".
It is easy to confuse this 2011 beautifully animated feature with the 2012 Academy Award nominated "A Cat in Paris" but I supposed the mesmerizing French capital played a key role in both films.
Directed and written by a native Bibo Bergeron, there was an authenticity of bringing the city (circa 1920s-1930s) to the forefront and with the character of Emile, expressed his love for the art of cinema.
Generally the plot might not be ground breaking and the flow of the story was riddled with hiccups; there is still ample charm with the setting, characters and a bit of…
Very cute movie. I loved it very much!!!
Brilliant A hidden gem.
Nope. Nice style, but nope. As soon as I heard the "banter" between a few characters I was done.
A cute story, nice characters and a gorgeous setting.
A Monster in Paris is a cute, feel-good animation movie set in the beautifully recreated Paris of 1910.
It's a rather slow but pleasant movie to watch, though in my opinion the story lacked something to make it a truly great film. It's a simple story that all in all is not very memorable.
However it's great to sit back and relax whilst enjoying the pretty animations and the songs, of which La Seine turned out to be quite the earwurm.
I can't believe this is directed by the same guy that did Shark Tale.
A Monster in Paris hits all the emotional notes just about when you expect them to, but in a very satisfying way. There are a bunch of fun twists and permutations of the formula that keeps the 1 1/2 hour time fun, sweet, heartwarming, funny, and exciting. Also, that first song - basically the only song performed entirely - is remarkably catchy.
The characters are delightful, the animation is technically competent, and the art direction isn't terribly distinctive, but it's definitely not a re-hash or anything. Fun little thing.
This was a real surprise and treat.
It is an animated film set in 1910 Paris. A flea is doused with a scientist's formula and becomes human-sized, creating a panic in the city. There is a "Phantom of the Opera" vibe to this story, because the flea is musically gifted.
There are echoes of classic Hollywood animation here. A "Pepe Le Pew" aspect to the setting, and the plot is somewhat reminiscent of "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing Opera." However, there is no one hero, but an ensemble. The songs are in a different key too. The title song is quite lovely and sad. And there is plenty of action and great chase sequences to keep children happy.
Really, this is a delightful gem of a film, and I'm very glad I found it.
The story is almost fairy tale-like and really builds on that with its design and setting, and delivers some good characters with believable relationships. A lot of the humor falls flat in the English dub, and some animation lacks texture and movement, but its overall a very sweet and heartfelt film.
-I loved the original songs! Moreover , the film is passed in Paris!
-The story isn't that great , I've seen many films like this
this was adorable in every way!! the dialogue was witty, the characters were fun, the story was unique! i loved it.
Esta es sin duda alguna una de esas películas que me generó bastante expectativa cuando salió, pero a la hora de verla choqué bruscamente contra la realidad.
La animación es sin duda alguna buena más no excelente, los personajes carecen de carisma y eso se nota a medida que la trama transcurre, el tiempo se dilata y los 90 minutos se hacen eternos.
- The King and the Mockingbird
- When the Wind Blows
- The Hand
- The Cat With Hands
- Mind Game
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…
- 5 Centimeters Per Second
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Treasure Planet
- How to Train Your Dragon
- The Croods
My favorite animated films, 2D and 3D. Pixar, Disney, Ghibli, and everyone else caught in the mix :D