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Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal (2019) Movie Review

Director: Vladimir Nikolaev

Writer: Vladimir Nikolaev, Robert Lence, Anton Timofeev, Aleksey Tsitsilin (Screenplay)

Starring: (voice Talents) Graham Halstead, Major Attaway, Jason Griffith, Oliver Wyman, Billy Bob Thompson, Vanessa Gardner

Plot: Sheep and wolves live a peaceful and quiet life until two unexpected guests turn up. No one expected them to bring a deadly danger, which can be defeated only if they work together.

Tagline – Protecting the united town of sheep and wolves from the predators flock.

Runtime: 1 Hour 12 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Fun for the Kids

Story: Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal starts as we see how Grey the wolf leads the village of wolves and sheep in harmony, they support each other through each day, only a new danger awaits them when Gark a dark wolf is looking to change the nature of Grey and the other wolves.

Grey decides to fight back by leading the village in an attempt to defend the village from the new threat, to keep the peace and show that this way of life could tb the future.

Thoughts on Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal

Characters – Grey is the leader of the village a wolf that helps deal with threats from other wolves, until Gark starts making him question his own future as leader, someone he can’t stop on his own, someone he needs to learn the true meaning of leadership in. Gark is the leader of the dark wolves that is not happy with the life the species are living together and wants to change it before it becomes too common between them. We do meet the other village animals that are living the peaceful life as well as the other wolves that are just part of the pack following orders.

StoryThe story here follows a village of sheep, wolves and other animals living together until one day a new wolf appears and wants to break the peaceful life they are living. This is a sequel that does show us how two species can live together and if you work together you can overcome the problems in life. This does keep everything simple in how the story unfolds, letting the comedy take control of the situations, giving us moments of slapstick humour, without making anything coming off offensive.

ComedyThe comedy in this film is mostly slapstick, keeping everything coming from how things don’t always work out as planned.

SettingsThe film does create the settings to show us the small happy village in the sunshine, that goes opposite the darkness around the evil wolf land.

AnimationThe animation does look good through the film, giving us the colourful designs for each of the animals.

Scene of the Movie – Fortress one.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – The evil wolf Gark never feels like a true threat.

Final Thoughts This is a fun film that kids will enjoy, while it doesn’t seem to offer enough to the adult audience.

Overall: One for the kids.

Signature Entertainment presents Sheep & Wolves: Pig Deal on Digital HD from August 10th

ABC Film Challenge – Animation – E – The Emoji Movie (2017) Movie Review

Director: Tony Leondis

Writer: Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel, Mike White (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart

Plot: Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: This Was Bad

Story: The Emoji Movie starts as we enter the Emoji city where each one has a normal life and work is them being placed on the wall of a phone chat, Gene is the meh emoji and has been waiting for his chance to get put the wall, today is his big chance and he gets scared and breaks the system.

Gene gets exiled and decides he wants to learn what his true emoji calling is really going to be, while the rest of the emojis are trying to delete him, teaming up with fellow outcast emoji HI-5.

Thoughts on The Emoji Movie

Characters – Gene is an emoji waiting for his chance to prove himself as a ‘meh’ emoji like his parents, he gets his big break and cracks under the pressure breaking the system needing to go on the run or face being deleted by the other emojis. He goes on an identity crisis journey. Hi-5 is an emoji that is slowly starting to see his place on the bar slipping away, he joins Gene on the adventure only to get them in trouble more often than not with his interest in anything. Jailbreak is the one that could help solve the problems the two are face, she has her own story to why she has been hiding from the rest of the emojis. Smiler is the one trying to track down Gene, she needs him deleted to save the rest of the emojis.

StoryThe story here follows a young emoji that wants to find his place on the text bar only to cause more problems than he possible and must find his identity. Well this story feels like it just completely stole the whole idea of Wreck-it-Ralph just instead of video games, it used apps, most of which I have never used. It is hard to connect to a story that is all about emojis because I barely use them so I barely know what any of them mean either, it does seem to try and imply the emoji have the same emotions or activities as their own shape, while trying to fight individualism.

Adventure/ComedyThe adventure does take us around the emoji world, which seems to be between apps on one phone, but the size of everything seems confusing at time, while the comedy misses a lot, mostly being James Cordon trying to do positive sarcasm.

SettingsThe film is set in a phone between the apps, this does seem to show us how one person sees the apps if they were real not if they are real.

AnimationThe animation style used doesn’t have any flaws in it, but could do with less flash at times.

Scene of the Movie – Just Dance.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – Bad jokes.

Final Thoughts This is a bad animated movie, it just doesn’t have anything original in it and just seems to steal the Wreck it Ralph storyline.

Overall: Just bad.