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If I Was God... (2015)

When the fearful day to dissect a frog arrives, a reserved 7th Grader will have his first glimpse of real God-like power surging through his entire body.

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In this short animated film, a Grade 7 boy's mind starts to wander while dissecting a frog in Biology class. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself charged with God-like powers? Would you use them for good? For bad? Perhaps a little of both? The possibilities seem endless. Oh to have the power to toy with life and death, to create monsters who can punish those who torment him daily, or better yet, to create that one perfect day with Lily, the love of his 12-year-old life!

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29 January 2016 (USA)  »

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This could have easily been a nominee...
6 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

This Canadian film by Cordell Barker was actually better than some of the Oscar-nominated films shown during this year's showing in theaters. It was made using various types of animation and I couldn't tell if it was mostly done through stop-motion or computer generated graphics that were made to look like stop-motion. Regardless, it's very, very well made and looked impressive.

The story is just a slice of life about a man reminiscing about his life as a boy. In this instance, he's thinking back to the day when he was to dissect a frog and the way he used fantasy to deal with this. It's very clever and enjoyable. It's also the best film featuring frog guts that I think I've ever seen. In fact, I'd love to see this story hashed out into some sort of feature length cartoon.


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