Sunday, February 13, 2011

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Movie Night with Adam, Anna, Mike, Kat and Sadie on 2/13/11
The blend of animation and live action isn't perfect, but for 1988, it's pretty darn good. This has a Dick Tracy feel - a highly-stylized version of the 1950s private detective era complete with authentic fashion design alongside magical streetcars that go everywhere in the LA basin. Loved the mention of the Brooklyn Dodgers (who, in 1958, became the Los Angeles Dodgers and broke the hearts of most of their fanbase). I also loved the early appearance of Dumbo and the brooms from Fantasia (listen closely - the saxophonist is playing "Sorcerer's Apprentice"). Disney was one of the contributing production companies, though they're uncredited, hence the appearance of several famous characters. As for the titular character, Roger's incredibly annoying, but tolerable. Christopher Lloyd is delightfully evil.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

New Movies in Year Three: 2

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