Cool World Reviews
Bakshi tries again with animation but fails to capture anything of greatness here with this poor film, the film looks good in the animated world, background wise, but the actual animated characters all look horrible and badly designed. The animation of the characters is pretty shoddy looking and can't compare to 'Roger Rabbit' or any classic Warner Bros/Hanna Barbera toons, the only character that does move well is the femme fatale 'Holli'. Plus the live cast simply don't mix well with the animated characters, far too obvious.
The only bit of interest in the film is the fact that its slightly adult based and shows toons being 'killed', toons showing their butts, swearing a little, mild sexual references and the character 'Holli' shows quite a bit of ass n knickers throughout which we all wanted 'Jessica Rabbit' to do haha. Cast is wildly different in terms of skills, Pitt looks the part but simply can't act too well full stop, Basinger doesn't look anywhere near as good as her cartoon version lol! and she too can't act to save her life (not that hot either in my opinion) and Byrne is way too good for this kind of silliness and shows himself up really.
Mainly the animation gives it some appeal and it is somewhat of a cult, slightly, but falls well short of a decent film and makes little sense really.
BAD. BAD BAD BAD BAD BAAAAAAAAAAAAAD. There are no other words that can describe this. I know I didn't watch the whole thing, but I dare you to try and sit through this. I dare you, I really do. Then again, making it to the end of this catastrophe could be seen as masochism. If you're wondering why I haven't mentioned the plot yet, it's because it barely exists and what little there is makes no sense at all. This is Brad Pitt's worst film, without a shadow of a doubt. A cheap CHEAP Roger Rabbit knockoff with no redeeming qualities. In short: DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM.
Oh, but it's also mindless, pointless, extremely creepy, filled with plot holes, uninspired & terrible characters, & makes little to no sense.
Plot/Story: The plot is very hard to find in here, & in fact, I don't think there was a plot in this movie. As for the story, it practically goes nowhere. And trust me when I say that this is by far the worst live action & half animation movie I have ever seen, by far. Oh, but that is the least of this film's problems.
This film is extremely inappropriate for anyone under 16 years old. there are extremely suggestive sexual scenes in this movie, & one of them was so disturbing that after it ended, my cousin & I looked at each other with a "WTF" face & both of our eyebrows raised. This movie has plenty of sexual themes, & none of them fill in the plot holes the film has. And the film is really nasty rather than funny to finish this off.
Coloring/Animation: The animation is done smooth & clean, but, it is poorly executed & forgettable. The human-like characters don't move naturally, & the non-human characters have unnaturally deformed movements. Oh but that's not even the start; the world of Cool World has extremely disturbing & random realistic & toony floating heads going in & out & all over the place. How can anyone in such a world live, let alone sleep, with such things? I have no idea. I sure know I would never sleep ever again if I lived in Cool World.
The visuals in here are nice, they are, but they are let down by the forgettable animation, & creepy, mindless characters. And the mixture of animation & live action is poorly done. You can see how fake it all looks.
Music/Score: The score is also rather nice, as well as the soundtrack, but it's not really worth talking about.
Cast/Acting: The cast members in here were great choices, but they all looked like fools, especially Brad Pitt. The acting in this movie was just horrible. They all sounded bored & like they really didn't wanna continue being in the movie, especially Pitt, who looked like he wanted to shoot himself throughout the whole movie.
Characters: The characters in this movie are mindless, & uninspired. Pitt's character was a detective who came into the animated world of Cool World by some weird mistake after losing his mother in a motorcycle accident. Holli Would is an anti-hero female character who is both stupid & extremely arrogant. And I don't even wanna continue shit-talking the rest of the characters in this movie.
Final summation. This movie sucks. It's a nasty, inappropriate, & poorly done movie that can almost be described as a badly an extended music video. Do NOT force your kids to watch this movie, let alone even yourself.