Foosball is one of the most popular game tables in the world. Unfortunately, it is not as popular as the game it was made from but it has fans all over the world. I know that I can’t compare soccer and foosball and I can’t expect it to be as popular as soccer because it is a game table, but I do have my hopes up. J
In movie history there are only a couple of pieces made with the main topic – foosball and today, I want to share with you the latest piece. It is a cartoon made in 2013 and when you look at the title – “Underdogs”, you wouldn’t have guessed it is about foosball. I like the fact that the name suits the game table because it is an underrated game.
The Plot: The plot of the cartoon is suitable for the title. There was a group of kids in a small town who had to kill time playing a different game. One kid, in particular, was different and most of his time he played foosball in a local bar. That kid was bullied by local kids and his only friends were the foosball players.
Fast-forward about 10 years and it seems like nothing changed. That kid, now a young man is still playing foosball and the bully is an international soccer star. The soccer star returned to his hometown with one intention – to demolish it and build the biggest stadium in the world.
And that is where the action begins and you can see why the name of the movie is Underdogs. I don’t want to spoil much but let me just say it has elements of foosball and soccer because the entire town ends up playing soccer against their bully.
Now, you are probably asking where is foosball in all that? Well, those foosball players from the table come to life and help their little hero in the fight against the bully. The cartoon shows what team is all about, it teaches about passion, love and not giving up.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a cartoon to watch with your kids and you are sick and tired of all Frozen, Ice age or Tangled style of cartoons I would suggest this one. It is a refreshing cartoon with original story because it revolves around foosball. Also, every foosball player has its own accent and personality which shows the variety other movies don’t have. I don’t like the quality of the cartoon (it is made digitally), but that is my personal opinion.
Director: Juan José Campanella
Writers: Eduardo Sacheri, Gastón Gorali, Juan José Campanella, Axel Kuschevatzky, Roberto Fontanarrosa, David Burgess
Runtime: 1 hour 46 min
Overall score: 7,00/10
The movie review is written by Mark Cop, a foosball fan and a player who has a blog about foosball. He wants to make foosball popular like it was before so he is helping people pick the best foosball table by writing interesting mini foosball table reviews.