The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello Reviews
The title is a mouthful, and likewise, there's a lot of food for thought in this short film that will entertain the mind for hours.
The animation style is unique and beautiful. It appears to be both 2D and 3D at the same time, with each character being nothing more than a mere silhouette. The film is composed of black, white and grey colors. Occasionally, there is some red. I can't imagine a better looking short film.
The music is, likewise, amazing. It's mysterious, and sets a marvelous tone for this work of art.
There are relatively few characters, and only three have definitive personalities. The character development is a little fast, but this is most likely a result of the short running time.
There is little humor in this short film, if any. Only bleakness, and utter darkness. This is by no means, something for younger children. What this really is, is a masterpiece, made for those old enough to swallow it.
If you are ready for the horrific tale of Jasper Morello, wait no more; you won't be disappointed. I wasn't.
Visually it's wonderfully animated with the characters drawn as silhouettes against wonderful backdrops. A much appreciated surprise. Now I have to find it on BluRay!
The plot is simple and still enjoyable. Recommended to all animation lovers.
26 March 2009