The Secret Of Kells (2009)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBFrance/Belgium/Ireland, 2009Les Armateurs, Vivi Film, Cartoon Saloon, France 2 Cinéma, Euroimages Fund of the Council of Europe, EU Media Plus Program, , , CinéCinéma, Conseil Général de la Charente, Conseil Régional de Poitou Charentes, Piste Rouge, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Télédistributeurs Wallons, Promimage, , , Belgacom TV, .  Original Story by Tomm Moore, Screenplay by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 2009.  

Oddball, unpleasant animated film that dips into Celtic mythology to tell the tale of a little boy living in a medieval village. A renowned holy man arrives in his hamlet and brings with him a powerful book of ancient wisdom and magic that our pint-sized hero must help to complete. In order to do so, he travels into the nearby forest where he meets a fairy who bewitches him with her charms and ends up helping him on his quest. It’s a sweet story, but the archly stylized animation is an eyesore, the voice work is surprisingly dull ( sounds like he just woke up) and the situations are all aggravatingly desperate to be cute. It’s hardly possible to sit all the way through a film whose tweeness makes you start to feel itchy so fast.

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  1. thehumansarah says:

    So you liked it?

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