Saturday, 2 May 2015

"Two by Two" (The Guardian 01/05/15)

Two by Two **
Dirs: Toby Genkel, Sean McCormack. Animation with the voices of: Chris Evans, Dermot Magennis, Tara Flynn, Callum Maloney. 87 mins. Cert: U

The disproportionate success of DreamWorks’ Home suggests parents are becoming increasingly desperate for two hours of relative calm at the weekend. You’d need to be off-the-wall insane to shell out £30-odd for everyone to experience this über-bland German digimation: it’s little more than colours and shapes on a screen. The workable idea of doing Noah’s story from the animals’ POV goes singularly underdeveloped in this redub, which borrows heavily from Finding Nemo for its character design and low-watt separation narrative, while treating us to Chris Evans – and not even the Avengers one – as a talking hermit crab. Ready the bargain bins. 

Two by Two is now playing in cinemas nationwide.

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