Igor: Directed by Tony Leondis. With John Cusack, Myleene Klass, Robin Howard, Matt McKenna. Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist’s assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.
“I donu0026#39;t know why this movie doesnu0026#39;t get more positive recognition; I thought it was terrific, and Iu0026#39;ve seen most the feature-length animated films of the past several years. This holds it own against most of them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFor an animated film, it has exactly what you want: fantastic colors and colorful characters -most of them very funny and entertaining to view and hear – and a good story with some interesting twists to it. The artwork in this film is just amazing, especially on Blu-Ray. (Iu0026#39;ve discovered thatu0026#39;s how to watch these new animated movies – in high-def, because most of them look awesome. This film certainly is no exception.) There were many times I just wanted the freeze-frame the picture and take in all the wild artwork. I might do that on a second viewing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlso no surprise is Steve Buscemi, who always gets humorous roles in these animated films and makes everyone laugh. He usually plays a rat, too. I mentioned that to a friend and he said, u0026quot;Thatu0026#39;s because he looks like one in real life.u0026quot; I wouldnu0026#39;t go that far, but I understand where heu0026#39;s coming from.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eActually, all the leading voices – Buscemi, John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Sean Hayes, John Cleese, Jay Leno and more were all great. Iu0026#39;ll give a special nod to the voice that cracked me up more than all the others, the one of u0026quot;Hedi,u0026quot; done by Jennifer Coolidge. She was hilarious! u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you enjoy the famous Frankstein monster story, or wild characters in a monster-lab-type setting, you should enjoy this parody. Itu0026#39;s an underrated film and looks super on DVD.”