The goal is to list every animation I saw or intend to see, so of course it will not contain…
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…
If you like Beauty and the Beast and Ratatouille, you will probably like A Monster in Paris. In this thoroughly original take on The Phantom of the Opera, a peculiar monster is accidentally set loose in 1910 Paris. Dealing with this situation are a projectionist, a delivery guy, a cabaret singer and a police commissioner. They all connect eventually. The plot is tightly woven. Even if we know how it's going to end, the story manages to stay engaging and to surprise. The animation, while not as seamless as what Pixar can do, has an interesting style that fits the light steam-punk atmosphere perfectly, just like the music.
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
Cute little animation, story was a bit weak and the ending was a bit ??? but I was pretty in love with the giant flea
The animation is decent, but the character design seems very flabby.
The gags are not very funny.
The voice acting is not very good and the accents are badly acted out.
I like the story, it sounds interesting, but I don't think it needed to fall victim to crappy computer graphics.
I just can't convince myself that I liked it.
The 1.5 stars is just for the film's story and themes, though they are second rate to piss poor character designs and heavy handed morals.
It's an easily forgettable film.
Be thankful that this wasn't as bad as Foodfight or some shit like that....
It's overdue, but I thought that in my own way, I would pay homage to what happened to Paris last week by watching a film set there. As it so happens, I have this film on DVD.
A Monster in Paris was a colourfully wonderful film. The city of Paris at night was beautiful, and the songs were heartwarming and breath taking.
Each character in the film had their own style, and the animation was good.
I wouldn't say it was that big of a deal animated film, but it was a perfect animated film all the family.
An incredibly solid animated movie.
This was fine.
Although in the past few days I’ve come to realize that I may have I actually liked this more than I thought I did initially, as I find myself thinking about it a lot. The animation felt a little sub-par to me but the music definitely made and impact on me as I’ve been looking up some of the songs on YouTube.
This is an interesting one. Though the animation is a little dated now (little things I notice after seeing soooo many CG animated films), I can see the effort and care put into the film. Small person also approved!
(Originally uploaded to my website, camseyeview.biz, October 7th, 2015)
It’s always disappointing when you read up about a film, finally watch it, and love/hate it at the same time. The movie in question could have so many great elements that make it a great movie. Regretfully, it also shuffles in a lot of elements that make the film less desirable. A Monster in Paris is a prime example of this. It’s directed by Bibo Bergeron, a director mostly known for a lot of animation credits and a few directorial positions with The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale. I know I already have hinted at what I think of the movie, but how about you read on to see…
Overall, A Monster in Paris is a well-animated and quirky story about a cabaret singer who takes in a giant flea being terrorized by the fearful citizens of Paris. It is full of fun music numbers and clever jokes that keep the whole family entertained.
Really enjoyed this film. Good watch with the family.
Cute little movie.
I mean, it's charming and frequently fun, but there are a lot of inconsistencies and slightly-too-simplistic character beats that kill a lot of my enjoyment. Could have been fantastic with more development and fine-tuning.
this was pretty dang good
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