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Monster Maker (1989)

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A young boy wants to work with a famous creature/fx man but gets more than he bargained when one of the creatures, The Ultra-Gorgon, takes him under his wing. Literally.

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A young boy wants to work with a famous creature/fx man but gets more than he bargained when one of the creatures, The Ultra-Gorgon, takes him under his wing. Literally. Written by Kathy Li

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Definitely Dated, But Not Bad
30 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young boy (Kieran O'Brien) wants to work with a famous creature/fx man (Harry Dean Stanton) but gets more than he bargained when one of the creatures turns out to be alive.

The first thing you will notice about this film is how British it is, which struck me as odd for a Jim Henson production. But, hey, what do I know? The next thing you will notice is that this is from 1989 and very much feels like it. While there is nothing wrong with the movie, it has a feel that is just not right for today's audience.

I am curious about the family message, because the dad's words and actions make him out to be a jerk. A really, really big jerk. After some odd plot turns, we see the dad is a variety of different ways. Ways that may or may not make sense or be remotely believed. But, hey, maybe kids believe some goofy things.


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