Mad God (2021) – Movie Review

mad god2021.

Directed by Phil Tippett.
Featuring the voice talents of Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Anthony Ruivivar.


The Killer is sent into a twisted world of tortured souls and nightmares, all from the mind of special effects wizard Phil Tippett.

Imagine, if you like, a stop-motion mix between David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Tim Burton, with a bit of Lucio Fulci for good measure, and you might be close to describing mad godthe brainchild of special effects master Phil Tippett, the genius who contributed to film franchises like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Starship Troopers Y robocopApart from notable exceptions such as Piranha, Willow and… uh…howard the duck (Okay, but it looked pretty good.)

Regardless, Tippet has spent the better part of thirty-three years making mad god, serving not only as a director, but also as a writer, editor, producer, cinematographer, production designer, special effects designer (obviously), character designer, and most likely created a theme song, but someone He told her, “I think you’ve done enough.” ”. Yes, mad god it’s a labor of love and as such it’s hard to be overly critical of what you see on screen because given why Phil Tippett is more famous it’s all there for you to see, be surprised and appreciate how A lot of talent and effort has gone into creating it.

Apparently a love letter to stop-motion animation, a special effects technique that seemed to become almost redundant after the enormous success of the original. Jurassic Parka film that mixed practical and digital effects to create something truly impressive, but was lost when studios tried to weed out expensive physical props in favor of flat, unconvincing digital imagery: mad god is a film that travels through many different scenes of various devious actions, such as entrailing and devilish births, all witnessed by The Assassin, a character sent to this hellish underworld by The Creator (played by cult director Alex Cox ) to set off a bomb and destroy it.

That’s pretty much the only plot you’ll get with mad god as there really is no narrative as such; You literally just see the Assassin travel through various violent landscapes and witness the brutal acts at hand as he sets out to accomplish his mission.

There are people who will adore you mad godThey say it’s as close to pure cinema as you can get, and they’ll usually see it as an example of surreal cinema at its best, and they’re probably right. On the other hand, there are those who will denounce it as style over substance, offering nothing in the way of entertainment other than visual spectacle and one viewing is probably enough, and those people would also be correct as mad god is certainly an experience that movie lovers will appreciate due to its experimental nature, but the average punter looking for something to entertain themselves for 84 minutes might better think again.

Looking at mad god It’s certainly not a waste of time, but it requires a huge investment to get the best out of it, just like the way it was produced.

Blinking Myth Rating – Movie: ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★

Chris Ward

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