Saturday, August 27, 2011

Anachronism is interesting, but in the end a disappointment.

So this film came highly recommended by several blogs, and from the stills I was pretty excited. Then I spent 15 minutes with it and came away pretty nonplussed, and wondering what the excitement was about. It began strong and ended... Abruptly. And the mystery that was touted was pretty silly, as if mother knew what was going on all along and had to protect that knowledge from her children.

Still, the squid submarine looked pretty cool and the mechanical design was nice, although parts of it looked pretty rubbery in execution. It might have been stronger as a silent film since dialogue was at a minimum.

I sure hope my film turns out better.


  1. I liked this!

    I dont think it ended silly at all. The mother knows whats going on and its up to you to fill in the blanks.

    I thought the kids dialogue was a bit unrealistic at times but it was not enough to bother me a whole lot.

    Very well photographed and the squid was awesome. I think to make it more interesting I would have made the little girl that comes out of the squid of unknown ethnicity. Making her asian I think somehow makes it grounded in the too familiar and goes against the mystery.

  2. I hoped it was going somewhere. How did the mother know about a completely random event? I don't know. I didn't like it.