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The Raftman's Razor (2005)

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Two geeky teenage boys follow the story of a superhero who doesn't really do much.

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Didn't totally get it but enjoyed it for the writing, the imagination and the delivery
16 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The narrator recalls a time as a child when he and his friend became hooked by a new type of comic-book super hero. The Raftman is a monthly comic that is the same on a monthly basis. The comic opens with a man asleep in a raft surrounded by water. He is alone in the raft with nothing other than a shaving kit and razor, which he uses every month while thinking a single thought. After that it is 30 pages of him just lying in the raft. Their parents can't see the appeal but the boys themselves are hooked.

I'm not entirely sure what the meaning of the film was but to me it did harken back to a time in childhood where we get into things with a passion and seek out things that perhaps set us apart from other groups while bonding our own group closer. I'm not saying that was in the head of the makers of this short but just that this was the period it put me in mind of and, although I have not described it particularly well, I did think that it convincingly captured a period that I experienced. The tale is engaging in the same way as the comic is to the protagonists as the viewer wants to know where it is going.

Both the "real" story and the comic held my attention and it was just a shame that I couldn't connect to the meaning of the ending or else it would have been a lot stronger to me. I can guess that it is about the importance of things to children while just being "cool" to adults, however I'm reaching and I do think it must have come from personal experience with the writers.

Overall though, it is a cool and well delivered short film with an interesting and engaging premise. The setting is convincing and the animation is cool and inventive.


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