Over the Garden Wall—Fun Fairytale About the Brink of Death

Over the Garden Wall poster
Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall is an animated short series (just ten episodes) following Wirt and his little brother Greg as the traverse the forest of the Unknown and try to avoid becoming prey to the Beast.

1—Liminal Places

Liminal places are places that are between—between life and death, between human and animal, between madness and sanity, between dreams and reality, even between roles in life. Over the Garden Wall is made of such liminal places. Continue reading “Over the Garden Wall—Fun Fairytale About the Brink of Death”

The Adventures of Tintin—Action Crammed

the Adventures of Tintin
The Adventures of Tintin

A fast paced computer animated adventure movie, I have mixed feelings about The Adventures of Tinin. It’s another one those “almost”s, but this time I know exactly what it needed—some freaking breathing room.

1—Nonstop Action is Confusing

The pace starts nicely, showing off the animation effects: the details of the outdoor market and its wares—particularly the set of multiple mirrors we get our first looks at Tintin’s face in. We meet a pair of bumbling detectives, a mysterious American Agent, and our villain. Things speed up and that’s fine, except they never slow back down. The Adventures of Tintin hits ramming speed not even a forth of the way in and just never stops, plowing right through the audience’s consciousness and leaving a wreckage of numbness in its wake. Continue reading “The Adventures of Tintin—Action Crammed”