Attack of the Demons
Directed by Eric Power
For centuries, a demonic cult has been plotting world destruction. When a small Colorado town is overrun by a legion of mutating demons, three non-demon hunter friends must use every skill their minds can fathom to stave off the demon apocalypse.
In this animated comedy, a small Colorado town is overrun by a legion of mutating demons.
Cast: James Hill, Lauren Hill, Katie Maguire
Not terrible but just forgettable. It's really a 2.5 from me.
while interestingly designed in art, the thing that lost me the most was the voice acting. There was a constant dryness not a great sense of urgency throughout, especially in moments where there should have been urgency. Many of the jokes, while well written, fell flat for the same reason. As well, the story lacked the shine and lustrous potential of a true hack and slash fest. It could have been fun, but it stagnated too quickly and too often.
Aesthetically great, all props to the work that created the art and animation. There's a good core here.
Weird little movie. The dialogue and voice acting were subpar, but the atmosphere was amazing and the story held my attention. It would be fun to have on during the Halloween season.
The story and characters themselves aren't bad. The friendships between the core trio are believable and would actually be a pretty solid emotional core to a film. The animation is fine, if a bit awkward in places (it's rarely distracting, but there were a couple times the action lost me due to the lack of clarity in animation) and some of the visual designs are really striking. The premise is beyond stock of course, but that's fine for something that's obviously a labor of love paying tribute to things the creator cares about. However, the scripting and performance of dialogue really lets this film down. There's almost no believable emotion in any delivery and the lines themselves are stilted and on the nose. The conversation between the 3 leads in the diner early on for example feels far more like a creator waxing poetic about art than friends discussing their philosophical opinions. There's a lack of nuance, cleverness or distinctive voice for each character's dialogue that really undercuts the striking visuals and careful pacing. In light of the film's charm (and I want to be clear, it doesn't lack charm) I would be able to overlook a decidedly amateurish script but the disjointed and flat VA really highlights what would be minorly immersion breaking.