Young pacifist tech officer Walter gets fired by Lance,
But fate gives the former a convenient second chance
(Because his inventions stun).
This odd pair are quite fun,
Especially when their bosses are chasing (looking askance).
A true delight. So perfectly cast; a wonderful score;
Clever nods to many classics (including the ’64);
The colour palette: divine;
Exquisite wardrobe/production design.
A purely joyous film (with bonus cameos to adore).
One plus: the animals are expertly rendered.
But sadly the tale of adult CR (who’d surrendered
To a life with joys that are few)
And the re-introduction of his youth’s crew
Is overall quite drab, bland & sluggish. Not recommended.
Demise of their nemesis McGregor (grumpy sod)
Spells momentary freedom for this animal squad.
Creature effects: beautifully-rendered.
But various tonal shifts tended
To feel somewhat awkward (and came across as odd).
A special mission to keep a precious book out of harm.
A delicious film. Beautiful colours. Full of charm.
Grant: fab in those guises.
Many joyous surprises.
Genuinely warm and sweet. No hint of saccharine smarm.