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Samsam (2019)

SamSam (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 24 July 2020 (USA)
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SamSam appears to have it all: his own flying saucer and great family and friends. But the one thing he has yet to attain are actual superpowers.

Director:

Tanguy de Kermel

Writers:

Serge Bloch (original novel), Valérie Magis | 1 more credit »
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Isaac Lobé-Lebel Isaac Lobé-Lebel ... SamSam (voice) (as Isaac Lobe)
Lior Chabbat Lior Chabbat ... Méga (voice)
Jérémy Prévost Jérémy Prévost ... Marchel (voice)
Sébastien Desjours Sébastien Desjours ... Samnounours (voice)
Léopold Vom Dorp Léopold Vom Dorp ... Petit Poa (voice)
Victoire Pauwels Victoire Pauwels ... Superjulie (voice)
Léovanie Raud Léovanie Raud ... Madame Chol (voice)
Damien Boisseau Damien Boisseau ... Sampapa (voice)
Laurent Maurel ... Marchientifique (voice)
Marie-Eugénie Maréchal Marie-Eugénie Maréchal ... Samaman (voice)
Philippe Spiteri Philippe Spiteri ... Crapouille (voice)
Simon Brunner Simon Brunner ... Sumomo (voice)
Françoise Pavy Françoise Pavy ... Mamie Poa (voice)
Magali Rosenzweig Magali Rosenzweig ... Marie-Agnès, la maîtresse (voice)
Julien Crampon Julien Crampon ... Frapulo (voice)
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SamSam appears to have it all: his own flying saucer and great family and friends. But the one thing he has yet to attain are actual superpowers.

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It's kind of watchable
22 July 2020 | by nicolasmaczkSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the visuals, the creative team did a great job overall even though sometimes it all feels very empty, probably due to a low budget. I liked the song at the end that was previewed once in the middle of the movie, the rest of the orchestration felt very generic, absent and forgettable. The story in itself was generic but had potential, I mean, it was done a 1000 times before, and it worked a 1000 times before, but the writing team did a less than mediocre job to make it interesting. There is no contrast between characters, characters are not evolving or learning anything really, there's no real challenge, maybe only the dictator is the closest you'll get to something relatable (that's sad). I laughed once, which is a shame for a kid's movie, so no, it's not a "fun" movie. It would be about time that french people (I'm assuming it's french by the names in the credits) stop thinking that "since it's for kids" we just can do anything and it'll work. It might have been true 30 years ago when people didn't know better, but come on, it's 2020...


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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$53,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,301,763
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2.39 : 1
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