April and the Extraordinary WorldHD Closed Captioning SDH
Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci
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About the Movie
Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of a powerful discovery when a mysterious force suddenly abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Years later, April carries on her family’s research in secret with her cat, Darwin, but soon find herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered airships and cyborg rat spies! A rollicking adventure set in an imaginative alternate universe, April and the Extraordinary World is "beautiful, inventive and uncannily satisfying!” (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 52
- Fresh: 50
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Who says they don't make mind-bending French science-fiction animated movies like they used to?
Fresh: Within a thrilling tale that respects the intelligence of its audience, attentive parents will find the antidote to their fear that watching cartoons might rot your brain.
Fresh: Ambitious in scale and often gorgeous to look at.
Fresh: A surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman.
The animation is crisp and very imaginative. The storyline is somewhat fractured and not as engaging as the visuals. The voice work is excellent. Overall, I enjoyed the movie despite some obvious inconsistencies in the narrative.
Beautiful for the Eye.
This a gorgeously drawn film. The story could use a little work, though. It drags a bit in the middle. But then picks up spectacularly as it become a most welcome tale of tragic hubris. It's most welcome because in America hubris is not considered tragic but, in defiance of the ancients, the cardinal virtue of mankind. We Americans desperately need to discover humility, and maybe films like this will help us to do so.
But where's the French Version? I want the French Version.
Haven't seen it yet but reminds me a lot of steamboy.