Friday, January 3, 2020
Missing Link (2019)
This may have Laika's best animation to date. The sequences are stunning and would be impressive had they been done either in computer animation or live action but the thought of them being stop motion animated boggles the mind. I'm thinking in particular of the Loch Ness Monster and the fight on the steamer sequences. It just amazing to experience.
The rest of the film is good but it never quite has the emotional kick it should. I laughed at the jokes, and enjoyed the adventure but I never connected emotionally. Things seemed to be a bit too knowing or if not knowing artfully constructed to the point the humanity was lost. I liked everything I was seeing but I never loved it.
Regardless of my lack of emotional connection the film is a blast and half technically and a rousing adventure and as such is recommended.