3 items from 2013
Running Time: 81 minutes.
Synopsis: Join Katsuma, Poppet, Mr. Snoodle, and the other Moshi Monters in an action-packed, song-filled race against time! Together they must stop evil Dr. Strangeglove and his incompetent Glump sidekick Fishlips from pulverising the recently discovered Great Moshling Egg.
Going into Moshi Monsters: The Movie, the only thing I could tell you about these colourful little critters was that they were based on a toy line. With my four year-old child sadly having already seen everything suitable for her age range, punishment doesn’t come close for parents hoping this film will keep their children happy for a couple of hours before Santa’s arrival
The soulless, sugar-coated animation and musical numbers most definitely had her captivated as she danced down the aisles, but anyone above the age of eight and »
- Craig Hunter
American Hustle (15)
Big, brassy and outrageously coiffured, this crazed 70s crime epic leads you into a maze, then keeps you wondering if it knows the way out. Things starts out small, with Bale and Adams's petty con duo turned by Cooper's ambitious Fed, but stakes escalate, allegiances complicate, and deceptions multiply deliriously, carried along by lovably flawed characters and a manic energy.
The hype is over, as Ferrell reunites his news team and drags them into New York, the 80s and the 24-hour era. But this sequel's absurdity, cameo-fuelled mayhem and mild »
- Steve Rose
For a global entertainment franchise with more than 80 million subscribers, the Moshi Monsters phenomenon has thus far remained rather an insulated one. Sitting roughly where Tamagotchi and Pokemon collide — and targeted at kids born long after those ’90s fads ran their course — this online gaming craze hasn’t attained their degree of pop-cultural crossover. Smartly, then, the titular critters’ first film outing doesn’t limit its appeal to Moshi-mad tykes and their defeated parents: After establishing the tenuous rules of its story universe with broad efficiency, “Moshi Monsters: The Movie” welcomes new converts with an effective combination of seizure-inducing color and insidiously catchy songs. Oddly hypnotic results could ensure a very Moshi Christmas indeed for distributor Universal when the pic opens in Blighty on Dec. 20, though holiday competition is formidable. International prospects are neon-bright.
Created by British-based company Mind Candy and launched in 2007, “Moshi Monsters” was conceived as an elaborately »
- Guy Lodge
3 items from 2013
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