Astro Kid

Astro Kid ★★

I had thought that France would stay away from the human character model featuring a disproportionately large head and eyes with a small nose that Pixar and Disney rehashes but Terra Willy proves otherwise. With a story also involving a robot and an extraterrestrial setting the movie arrests its imagination and instead plays frustratingly safe by coming up with the most bland-looking characters one can conjure up. Borderline lethargic action sequences and colours hitting almost every colour in a spectrum for majority of the scenes hints at a production that had been aimed at keeping the kids glued to the screen with the minimal effort possible. Narrative hand-holding, plot-holes to pad the runtime, and a muddled character journey complete the movie's attempt at blandness from top to bottom.

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