Pachamama ★★★

Easily one of the most visually astonishing films of this year, yet at the same time, the under-developed and predictable character arcs is what ultimately bring this film down. As a tribute to Peruvian culture/heritage, it's near perfect in terms of it's visual composition of colors, shapes, and narrative development. Especially with the conquistador bits, the film has a clear understanding of the culture it's adapting. It may be slight with it's characters, using far too many cliche's that can be found in other superior developed animated films. But just as a testament to one's culture, and the legacy of heritage roots, this easily takes the bait as one of this year's most astonishingly profound visions.