Henchmen (2018) Movie Review

ABC Film Challenge – Animation – H – Henchmen (2018)

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Director: Adam Wood

Writer: Jay D Waxman, Adam Wood, Bobby Henwood (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Will Sasso, Nathan Fillion, Rob Riggle

Plot: When the world is threatened by an evil supervillain, a teenager and his mentor team up to stop him.

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Henchmen starts when Lester an orphaned young man who wants to one day become a supervillain. Heading to supervillain city, which will let him meet Hank. A former henchman who refused to commit his duty against children.

When Lester ends up causing Hank to stop a supervillain. He must take him under his wing only to lead to the pair needing to work together to fight evil supervillain Baron Blackout.

Thoughts on Henchman

Henchmen takes us into the world of henchmen, where we get to see the people that will work for the supervillains. Just for a job, not having the evil intentions. We get to see one young boy who will do anything to become the next supervillain. Believing it is the right thing for him. He is an orphan that does need guidance and ends up finding that through a henchman. Who doesn’t want to be evil and between them. They must prove they can find happiness in becoming the heroes the world would one day need.

Plenty of the characters fit into the type heroes and villains you would expect to see. With the heroes being bored and the villains being desperate. The animation style does work very well to make the film have a unique art style in a film which can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Final Thoughts Henchmen is a simple fun family film that gets the message about everyday life being important.

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