I was really looking forward to this, but unfortunately there was something about it that just failed to engage me as much as i had hoped..
The animation is exquisite, and the voice casting is esoteric and unique, combining to give the film a distinctive voice and a surprisingly grim / nasty Dickensian Urchin sort of flavour, but i think the perhaps the narrative itself is just a teensy bit rote.
Anyway, as i said, it looks great, there was just an unquantifiable "offness" to it that was oddly jarring.
The last time i saw this was an afternoon during half term and the cinema was full of screaming, mildly terrified and confused children.. to be honest it was such a bad experience it's put me off giving the film a 2nd chance for 5 years.
Well, i eventually got round to it and i must say im glad i did. It's really not a kids film in the way we view such ventures in this day and age, its…