Fantastic Planet - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fantastic Planet Reviews

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½ January 16, 2017
Very trippy and interesting!
October 8, 2016
Extremely weird and intriguing commentary on one species domination over another. The trippy Bosch/Dalí animation coupled with the art rock soundtrack makes this film a fun watch.
September 3, 2016
One of the standout unique animation movies, made on a limited budget and with imagination from a far. Liberal and psychedelic, thus vital in the surival one spieces from an other.
½ August 30, 2016
A wholly original film with a unique animation style. The story is interesting but it is the atmosphere and fantasy that truly won me over.
½ August 24, 2016
Wizards and Heavy Metal are usually the two films brought up when looking back at retro adult-aimed animated fare, but this is better than either of them. This intoxicating Czech/French production feels like the child of Pink Floyd and Frank Herbert, and backs up it's creepy visuals with an intriguing story. The narration is unnecessary and there is a bit of suspension of disbelief needed near the climax, but I doubt you won't walk away from this film pleased. It's easy to see why hip-hop producer Madlib likes this movie so much.
½ July 29, 2016
3.5/5 Fantastic Planet delights with surreal visuals and a groovy soundtrack, but the storytelling itself might feel a bit flat to some.
½ July 5, 2016
Dirigida por el francés René Laloux y con los diseños del checo Roland Topor, "El Planeta Salvaje" es un extraño y delirante film animado de ciencia ficción, en el que una raza de gigantes extraterrestres toman a los seres humanos como mascotas y/o plagas. Definitivamente para un público adulto, esta maravillosa obra logra perturbar, conmover y reflexionar en partes iguales.
May 12, 2016
Fantastic Planet is a bizarre, beautiful, imaginative, elegant work of animation.
½ April 17, 2016
This bizarre animated sci fi film is a little treasure with its ethical and philosophical issues as a plus.
February 29, 2016
This animated 1970s French film is highly creative but emotionally empty. Watch it if you want a short (60 min.) dose of psychedelic stop-motion animation, replete with imaginative alien species and a glimpse at humanity gone caveman. While the oppressed people group motif makes for interesting cinema, here it falls short due to its underdeveloped social dynamics. How does the protagonist feel about the Draags or his master in particular? Is he fully accepted by the other Oms? These depths are never explored. Instead, the storyline plods along, skipping a few plot points along the way, and then ends abruptly. The themes change abruptly too, moving from Bildungsroman to the cliché "oppressed people group fighting against oppressors" motif. Even the protagonists' role changes midway as he himself becomes irrelevant to the plot. If the audience cared about him by this point, they would be wondering what happened to him-we're never told-but alas, the plotline is so flat, the emotion so sparse, that the audience hardly connects with him. The other Oms barely seem to connect with him either, for that matter. In short, watch it if you're looking for a memorable merge between fantastical sci-fi and stop-motion animation. If you want a glimpse at human complexity, look elsewhere.
February 6, 2016
Trippy entertainment
½ February 6, 2016
Inspired but rudimentary animation; tackles heavy themes and does not pull punches.
February 1, 2016
A phenomenal piece of science fiction filmmaking. I had not before, nor have I since, seen anything quite like it. <3
½ December 10, 2015
A thing a say about all stories and art is "anything can be done right". So if you ask me "Do you know a good European arty science fiction film that treats science with Alice in Wonderland logic?", I point to this masterpiece.
½ November 28, 2015
La vi un día en La Purísima y siempre quise conocer el título, ahora que la vi nomás no la puedo superar, es genial y muy extraña, pero ya es de mis favoritas.
Super Reviewer
November 26, 2015
A silly and sterile animation that believes to be much smarter than it is (even the wordplays Oms and Terr are obvious), not to mention that it is visually and audibly dated (the music is awful) and constantly loses focus with too much unnecessary detailing about the wild life in Ygam.
½ August 26, 2015
Although simplistic in its allegorical musings on the nature of social class, Fantastic Planet has enough visually psychedelic moments of weirdness to make it an amusing, albeit slight, piece of animated filmmaking.
August 22, 2015
"Fantastic Planet" is fantastic.
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