Moomins On The Riviera
Release Date: OUT NOW!
U | 77 minutes Director: Xavier Picard
big- screen adaptation of Tove Jansson’s comic strip makes the incongruous move of taking the Moomins out of their natural element of Moominvalley and placing them into a whole new environment: the French seaside resort.
While its look evocatively captures the feel of Jansson’s original artwork, this Finnish/ French co- production’s animation might appear unsophisticated compared to the likes of Home.
However, it’s the over- simplistic storyline that really lets it down. Much of the humour has either been lost in translation or become extremely dated, with the Moomins’ naive hippo- out- ofwater antics quickly wearing thin. Best suited to the very young. Stephen Jewell This month, three movies bit holes in the SFX reviews net and wriggled through. Hey, don’t blame us, blame those slacker movie makers and their late- arriving prints! The remake of Poltergeist will be in cinemas by the time you read this: if it hasn’t already sucked you inside the screen, head to http:// bit. ly/ sfxreviews to find a review. Out on 5 June: Blumhouse horror Insidious Chapter 3. Directed by the writer of the first two films, it’s a prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family. Finally, Jurassic World’s theme park opens for business on 11 June, with its central attraction a specially- bred hybrid dinosaur. What could possibly go wrong?
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