The Secret of Kells
Whimsical but not twee, grand but not grandiose, The Secret of Kells put me in mind of certain Samurai Jack episodes, specifically the one with the Viking-esque hall-of-warriors sequence.The animation is nothing technologically ground-breaking, but it fits with the medieval-period action of the movie — the way the subjects of medieval paintings so often look tired, burdened, observing a village tourney or holding the infant Jesus up for inspection for centuries in a row.
I wouldn't call it a detail-oriented script; a number of things don't make sense or feel underwritten.The movie isn't really trying to tell its story that way, though.It's supposed to feel mythical, and it does.
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