Little Nicky, the son of the Tanner, a famous strongman, has made up his mind, that he can conquer the dragon as his father did long ago. Against prohibition of his father, Nicky has ...
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Little Nicky, the son of the Tanner, a famous strongman, has made up his mind, that he can conquer the dragon as his father did long ago. Against prohibition of his father, Nicky has managed to get into trouble and now it depends only on his courage, whether he defeats the resurgent dragon and returns home from the magic world.
An eye-candy fairy tale sequel to Ukrainian legend
Unlike the other reviewer, who did not make it pass first 12 min of exposition, where the mischievous protagonist is introduced with a few clues for the plot, I have enjoyed the flick completely, as then the trickster Edward is introduced and the action unravels. The only thing I've missed was the pace in culmination, where the airship could've been more dynamic, though I know it is not Mortal Engines ;) The animation is beautiful, love story is innocent and humor is subtle. I do not put much expectations into family movies since Shrek, but this one is definitely better than Ralph and most of the same similar stories since Brave, including the recent Ukrainian animation Stolen Princess, which went big in China. I had a pleasure of knowing some of CGI artist who went to Russia to create their animation boom, of bogatyrs and Masha&Bear and recognize the same mastery in this flick, though not sure, did they return or is it the new generation, one thing I am sure of - Ukrainian cartoons are promising. 4/5 because of lack of motion of monsters and slow pick-up though I've enjoyed Paddington... both parts.
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