Enjoyable, imaginative animation with weird action and sense of humour
A young man creates a computer virus with the intention of it entering the student loan company's records and wiping out his debt. The virus is an a hand that enters a library of books protection by eye balls and anti-virus syringes. Can the hand infiltrate the security to wipe out the debt?
I wasn't sure what this was when I taped it but man I'm glad I did. This start weird it's hard to jump from real footage to footage of a hand with an eye on it's finger fighting an eye ball with a hand. But once you get into it, it becomes funny and imaginative. The action is clever and quite funny to watch as the action is generally in fact. The end is a little sad but it's mostly very good.
The graphics are great OK it's not Toy Story stuff but comparing the budgets Infection shows what can be done you don't always need big bucks. Writer/director Cunningham is currently doing computer graphics on Lord of the Rings with Weta Digital hopefully he keep making the shorts when he gets a chance.
Overall this isn't one of those arty shorts with hidden emotion etc. Instead this is clever, inventive and very different. It may be a little weird but for a film that only last just over 8 minutes to be this rewarding it must be good .and it is!
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