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Varmints (2008)

 -  Animation | Short  -  April 2009 (USA)
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In the face of overwhelming urbanization and recklessness, creatures struggle to preserve a remnant of the peace they once knew. Selfless acts of love plant the seeds of change that will ultimately prove the salvation of his world.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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"Even folks who know all about the prairie dog controversy will be enlightened by VARMINTS. From all appearances, the issue is far more complex than environmentalists vs. property owners, preservationists vs. developers; or rednecks vs. vegetarians and animal-rights activists. Viewers everywhere will ponder who, in the grand scheme of things, who the true varmints are." Westword Written by Anonymous

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Wow...these other reviews were brutal!
16 February 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film was made completely without dialog or narration. It's a tale about some possum-like creatures who inhabit a non-industrialized world. This idyllic world is shattered by a massive city that is much like the oppressively dark one from the film BRAZIL. Slowly, the life of the creatures becomes worse and worse and worse due to pollution and over-industrialization-leading you to wonder if there is there any hope?

Wow, were the other two reviews for VARMINTS brutal!! While I would agree that the film was far from subtle and suffers from an overly simplistic "industrialization is bad" message, giving the film a one or two is just mean! After all, even if you don't like the story, any reasonable person would admit that the CGI is lovely and the music quite evocative. While few films can come close to equaling the quality of Pixar or Dreamworks, this film manages to come awfully close and the art work is very engrossing. In fact, the film is good enough to have earned the Oscar nomination instead of just the "commended" status like it did. Now I am NOT saying that it's as good as many of the nominees, but it certainly was better than at least one or two of them purely from a technical standpoint.

Sure, the message was far from subtle and too preachy, but you can't just write off a film because of this--there is far more to this film than that.


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