Always play with their minds.
While the rest of the general public is in outcry for a new Indians Jones (and they even got one they were displeased with), they overlooked and forgot about what could have possibly been a more enjoyable, adventurous franchise.
I know thems fightin words. I love Raiders and Crusade, but Tin Tin (the inspiration for Indy) has every beat of adventure and fun as the best Indians films. Plus they are animated (motion capture) so you don’t need to worry…
It revels in the awkwardness. Not in the way that some unscripted comedies sit in it and run out of ideas, but in a way that keeps you as the viewer a safe distance. And it’s necessary.
At times the stories take it a bit too far. I think the strangest thing is it’s all one family.
Loved Laura Flynn Boyle and Cynthia Stevenson in this. Sure it’s easy to gush about Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but he’s nothing outside of the norm for him. If at all he’s sub par.
I have a soft spot for any film that blends live action with animation.
There is nothing over the top blatant in your face racist in the film. You can tell it was done in the best intentions, but glossing over the history and creating a fantastical setting is also its undoing. It helps to know it is supposed to take place after slavery is abolished, yet it’s never obvious.
The morals of the tales of Br’er Rabbit are meant…