Remove ads

Information

Year
2022
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Mike Cheslik
Genres
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
0
Checks
103
Favs
14
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
13.6% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    While watching the absolutely delightful Hundreds of Beavers, I kept thinking of the aesthetic of Guy Maddin's similar faux-silent films, and wouldn't you know it, the trailer has a pull quote from him endorsing the movie. If hadn't been sold already... This loopy movie is like a live action Looney Tunes cartoon (though it still has animated elements, both classic funny animals and CG-produced collage animation that made me think of Karel Zeman's Invention for Destruction and Fabulous Baron Munchausen) with hundreds of gags and a kind of video game logic. Jean Kayak (great name) is a hapless fur trapper at odds with a variety of animals intent on outsmarting him - and I think it works best when they can rather than the middle part where he's growing in ability - animals played by people in mascot costumes as this is a lo-fi near-silent that I'd love to smuggle back in time and show to unwary 1920s audiences. The gags really build on one another cleverly, and director Mike Cheslik never pulls a shtick once if he can't pull it half a dozen times at least, each time with an amusing twist. But that's damning it with faint praise, because it often provokes genuine laughter. Sometimes it's the small things that do it, but it's also how crazy it all gets as time goes on. And what you thought was just a silly gag? It'll probably turn out to be important to the plot later. It may LOOK like the vignettes in any given Woody Woodpecker, Bugs Bunny or Road Runner cartoon, but it's intricately written so that everything fits like those plastic pieces in the old Mouse Trap board game. A great time! 2 weeks 2 days ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. Lilarcor checked this movie 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  2. Mun-Ra and Groovypb favorited this movie 1 day 11 hours ago
  3. Mun-Ra, bgjensen and Groovypb checked this movie 1 day 11 hours ago
  4. klausweasley1980 checked this movie 3 days 4 hours ago
  5. Jumping Elephant, Enyalois and Henrus checked this movie 4 days 17 hours ago
  6. Alec Chalmers and bisnuto checked this movie 5 days 19 hours ago
See more activity

In 0 official lists

View all lists this movie is in