Was sitting on this Oscar nominee film for a while, and a few minutes into it I wondered why did I wait so long to watch it. What a brilliant concept!
Tapping into the recesses of our childhood memories, it brings the excitement of arcade games back to life. Our favourite 1 dimensional players have personalities, aspirations, problems and many have an identity crisis!
The seamless way we are shown the many ‘environments’ which have their own rules, the arcade existence which has its own parameters, the sound quality, pixilation and above all the vision of director Rich Moore is fantastic.
Was a nice glimpse into ‘the world within a world’, and any film that can successfully create that and engage you in it is a winner!
Marrying animation and the gaming environment, fix a date with this one!