The Legend of Sarila


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Reviewed by samjacks-84272 3 / 10

Disney And IHE Were Right.

Spoilers Are Likely (Not Like You Frankly Give A DAMN!)

Mother Of God And The Virgin Mary.

Welcome Back (God Please No). Today, I'll Be Reviewing The Legend Of Sarila (Infamously Known By It's Pirate Name Frozen Land, But More On That In A Moment), An Animated Film Hailing From Canada.

In This Film, Which Takes Place In Alaska, An Inuit Shaman (Played By Christopher Plummer) Angers Their Goddess Sedna Who Withdraws All The Animals From The Land In Retaliation. This Puts The Shaman's Village In Trouble, As They Can No Longer Hunt. Our Hero, Along With His Love Interest And The Chief's Son, Set Out To Find Sarila, A Shangri-La Type Land Where Animals Are Said To Be Plenty, In Order To Save The Village From Starvation. Along The Way, The Shaman Takes Control Of Numerous Disasters In Order To Stop The Trio.

Look, This Film Has Redeeming Qualities: The Presentation Is Better Then Most Of The Animated Atrocities I've Reviewed And Then There's The Always Welcome Presence Of Christopher Plummer. However, This Film Is More Boring THEN EVEN BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN. It Is Slow-Paced All The Way Through, And Then There's The Constant Shifts From The Heroes' Journey Across The Barren Landscape To The Shaman's Antics In The Village, Which Hardly Takes Inspection From A Small Child To Find Out It's Happening In A Goddamn Pattern. Plus, At First Glance The Movie Looks Original, Right? WRONG. It's Very Derivative Of The Pre-2006 Dreamworks Arsenal, Particularly Sinbad And The Road To El Dorado, With Random Elements Of The Brother Bear And Ice Age Films Thrown In There As Well. There Was Also The Time Where Disney Put Them In Court For Plagiarizing The Logo Of Frozen In An Attempt To Perform Well On DVD After The Film Failed In Theatres In Spite Of Being Released HALF A MONTH Before Frozen Shattered Box Office Revenues.

Anyone Agree? I Know IHE Does.

Reviewed by Andreas K. 7 / 10

Charming Animation from Inuit Culture

I think a 5.3 rating here is completely undeserving. It's a wonderful re-imaging of Inuit traditions, myths and legends.

The animation is solid and it's true to its source material. The evil spirits could be a little too scary for under 6s, but this story aims for the 8 - 12 age anyhow, and for that age group it's a wonderful adventure tale with a rich respect for cultures.

A nice Sunday afternoon film for the family, so give it a go if it's on TV or rent it. Sure it's not a must own film, but its charming enough and definitely better than many of the animated sequels pumping in hundreds of million into studio pockets.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 3 / 10

One fantasy that just fails to enchant

As a lifelong fan of animation and as someone who has seen Christopher Plummer and Genevieve Bujold give great performances, The Legend of Sarila was always going to be something I was going to see. Plus the idea was interesting and quite unique. Unfortunately, what potential The Legend of Sarila had was marred by generally poor execution.

There are redeeming qualities here. The music score is appropriately rousing and dynamic, giving as much heart and energy as possible in a film that was on the most part in desperate need of more elsewhere. And there are two good voice acting performances. Christopher Plummer is no stranger to voicing villains, having been the best thing about Rock a Doodle and being just as fun in the Babes in Toyland animation, and he brings a menacing and larger than life personality to Croolick, by far the most involved actor in the voice cast. Genevieve Bujold is touching and dignified as Saya, qualities she brought to her definitive Anne Boleyn in Anne of a Thousand Days.

Sadly, for these three good things, The Legend of Sarila fails quite badly everywhere else. The animation is particularly poor, and at worst inept. The colours are very drab, the backgrounds were in real want of more detail(sometimes it was there, but a lot of them were sparse), the landscapes never felt authentic or made one feel transported to the world where the film takes place in, characters move awkwardly, dynamic physical interaction is next to non-existent and there is little to no attempt with interaction with the environment(lack of peril in dire straits, characters looking as if they'd not been wet despite supposing to). The lack of care in the animation would have been forgivable if the script and story had been any good, unfortunately while not quite as bad failures they don't work either.

Narratively, as well as being pedestrian in places, The Legend of Sarila felt very muddled and like there wasn't enough story to sustain the running time. It's thinly plotted stuff, and is stretched with plot points that were potentially interesting and could have given the characters depth but with little done with them, they're introduced but not resolved or properly explored. Especially true to this was with Markussi and his powers. The lack of originality could have been forgiven if the story was executed well otherwise, which was not the case. The script lacks flow and not only does it sound like it's lacking in sense but it's awkwardly delivered too on the most part. It also feels much too safe, depth, humour and emotion are seldom there and any chances with character development were a missed opportunity. There are attempts, sure, but it feels half-hearted and clumsy, like at the end with Croolick but even that felt incredibly rushed.

Regarding the characters, they are one-dimensional and little more than fantasy clichés, even when having an idea that was unique for animation. And apart from Plummer and Bujold, the voice acting is very one-note.

In conclusion, has its redeeming values, but as a whole The Legend of Sarila just fails to enchant. 3/10 Bethany Cox

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