Niko and the Way to the Stars (Niko - Lentäjän poika) (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Niko and the Way to the Stars (Niko - Lentäjän poika) (2008)

Niko and the Way to the Stars (Niko - Lentäjän poika)

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This sweet-natured and whimsical, holiday-themed film - a CG-animated feature co-produced by Denmark, Germany, Ireland and Finland - concerns Niko, a reindeer boy who believes he's the son of one of Santa Claus's legendary "Flying Forces" (the eight airborne reindeer so often cited in Christmas yore). In truth, Niko has never met his father, so he has no way to either confirm or dispel this belief, but as time passes his conviction only strengthens, and he begins to systematically practice his attempts to fly, galloping out into the snow-covered woods out back and clumsily attempting to soar. The other reindeer cubs merely laugh, but Niko persists in his attempts, supported by a klutzy flying squirrel named Julius, who views Niko as an adopted son. The story takes a dark turn when Niko slips out in the wilderness for flying rehearsals and unwisely draws the attention of the carnivorous Black Wolf pack - then inadvertently leads the pack back to the Home Valley and forces his reindeer brethren to escape into the dangerous Northern Wilderness.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation
Directed By: ,
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I was impressed with this Finland-made film. The story is very original with original characters. (Give or take Niko's "girl" friend, which is common) Also, this is one of the first animated Christmas movies that show reindeer as actual reindeer and not whitetail or mule. It is beautifully animated, and the design of the characters fit their roles in the story.

A lot of people complain about what the story is about. Turns out one of Santa's reindeer (not saying who) "visited" Niko's mother one night and got her pregnant. So Niko tries to make his way to "Santa's fell" (he already lives in the north pole) to try to find his real father.

I understand why this is a problem to some people, but that's real life. It's not like every other CGI animated feature is completely clean. (Looking at you "Surf's Up" and "Ice Age 3")

People need to stop complaining and enjoy the film as it is. It's pretty simple, but kid's can't hold a lot of attention to details so it plays nicely. It would've recieved a lower rating if American made but not over the top perverted (again, looking at you "Surf's Up" and Ice Age 3")

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