ABC Film Challenge – Animation – E – Extinct (2021)
Director: David Silverman, Raymond S Persi
Writer: Joel H Cohen, John Frink, Rob LaZebnik (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Adam Devine, Rachel Bloom, Ken Jeong, Zazie Beetz, Jim Jefferies, Catherine O’Hara
Plot: Op and Ed accidentally time-travel from the Galapagos Islands in 1835 to present-day Shanghai. They make their way through the city in confusion and make the horrifying discovery that the species to which they belong became extinct shortly after.
Tagline – The end is just their beginning.
Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Extinct starts as we meet the flummels who live on the Galapagos Island. With siblings Op and Ed usually getting themselves into trouble within the community. Who are trying to make up for their latest mistake, finding themselves time travelling to Shanghai.
In Shanghai the pair discover they species have become extinct. Where they will meet over species that have gone extinct through the years. Here they decide they want to try and save their species from extinction.
Thoughts on Extinct
Extinct is the cute animated movie that will see the loveable little flummels learning they have become extinct. Looking to try and stop their extinction, only to learn it wasn’t an accident.
This is filled with a host of different extinct animals we know from history. Each one getting a chance to stand up in the world in a group known as the Extinctables. This is told in a way that is a lot lighter than it could have been. With idea that a species needs to fight its own extinction being a subject we haven’t seen before.
The animation style looks wonderful and the different recreations of different eras in time. Will look beautiful and dangerous despite the different dangers they could be facing. This is one of the easiest animated movies to watch this year, it keeps the story simple, will bring laughs along the way too.
Final Thoughts – Extinct is an enjoyable animated movie filled with cuteness and laughs.