A Town Called Panic (Panique au village)

A Town Called Panic (Panique au village)

Directed By: Jaco Van Dormael


A crazy jumble of joy, Panic uses dollar store plastic toys, poorly stop motion animated, to tell a tale of, well, uh, stuff.

The plot is a bit of a headscratcher, but we’ve got Horse, Cowboy, and Indian coming to save they day after the walls of their unbuilt house are being stollen by frogmen to create an upside down home in their underwater kingdom

Sure, whatever.

This is just silly fun, a bunch of plastic people that seem at times, shockingly, to have quite a bit of character depth and nuance. Mostly, however, it’s gag after gag, and does run out of steam towards the end.

Still, this part adventure/love/action story is a whole different bag than usual MM fare (it’s rated “G”!), yet is a wonderful addition to this year’s slate.

Grade: B+


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