Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Duration: 80 minutes
India Release Date: 09-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.50 on 5
A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.
Boy and the World is a Brazilian animated adventure directed by Alê Abreu. The film’s about a young boy searching for his father who has gone to the city in search of work, but the combination of sweet and simple imagery coupled with jaunty music and depth of imagination makes for a pretty powerful message. With virtually no dialogue(s), ‘Boy and The World’ is one of the most prettiest and thoughtful animated features ever made. The film relies on it’s distinctive animation style to tell the story. It’s not just a kids film, rather it actually is suitable for all ages because everyone can find some food for thought. In fact, while the children will enjoy the adventure of the little boy, everyone else, mostly young-adults and adults, will reflect on the working world, human rights, ecology and poverty. Vibrant with color and filled with life, film is visually entrancing journey powered by a sensational soundtrack and portrays an emotionally surprising story. The images and the score are so evocative they’ve already buried under your skin, and you know what’s going on even if you can’t decipher the words. The crayons, paints, and watercolors are deceptively simple as director balances the mixing of simpler, white-backed illustrations with more complex and layered frames. The animation is not tridimensional or complex as other BIG Production House, or as realistic as the Video Games today but it’s simple, full of colors like a kid’s drawing. After all this is the vision of a child of this adult world that we live in. There is a little bit of live action towards the end of the movie, which fortunately isn’t that distracting.
“Boy and The World” is is one of the most unconventional, unique and inventive animated masterpiece that is beautiful, chaotic, depressing, and joyous. It sets the perfect becnhmark of the power of Animation, Color, and Music.
Ratings: 3.50 on 5
Performance / Animation: 3.5 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
Screenplay: 3.5 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3.5 on 5