Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.
Though this 2D animation can be considered rough on the edges, it befits the aesthetic conceit of making it look like a collage awash with pop culture images with a soundtrack and musical score that succinctly captures the broad array of moods explored throughout. It is a severely violent animated catastro-vaganza that's never short on both visual and ironic humor.
All flash, not much substance; a sort of an inbred love-child of pop and postmodernist art. This 16-minute-plus film addresses the disdain felts towards the by-products of American brand of capitalism, everything that can be considered as unhealthy, garish, flamboyant, and ostentatious, and who better tackle that than the French, the people who pride themselves as having introduced the cinematic medium to the world. And by using Los Angeles as the setting for the film, home of the most prominent cinema and television industry in the whole world and dumping all those global capitalist brands and appropriated corporate mascots such as the ubiquitous McDonald's clown embodying the angst of somebody who feels more and more estranged by the fast pace of the ever-expanding universe he's in, it accomplishes in becoming a sheer escapist fantasy that's ridicules something, but it's certain that no one can ever feel slighted by such a gesture.
My rating: A-flat.
- Oct 31, 2018