Maybe it’s just because I saw the train wreck of a sequel but this isn’t too bad. It’s very sugary but it definitely has a bit of heart to it and there are some actual funny jokes. And it’s cool to see a kids film talk about capitalism.
Probably my favorite Dahl/Anderson short so far. So weird and unique that you can't help but fall in love with it. Yea, it doesn't have the amazing effects of Henry Sugar, or the sad story of The Swan. But it has this strange feel that I adore. And there's a stop-motion rat which is always a plus.
A movie that could’ve gone horribly wrong and turned into a basic hitman story gets turned into a critique of the hitman genre and almost a spoof of that and Finchers films too.
And even when you don’t look at the deeper depth it’s just a gripping, hilarious, entertaining ride with style maxed to 11. I guess I’m becoming a bit more of a Fincher head now.