Dave Made A Maze
Directed by Bill Watterson
Dave, a frustrated artist who has yet to accomplish anything significant in his career, builds a fort out of cardboard boxes in his living room, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Upon entry, they find themselves in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur Reimagining the classic 80’s adventure films with a modern comedic edge, the handmade fantasy world of DAVE MADE A MAZE comes to life with puppetry, stop-motion animation, and on-camera optical illusions.
An unaccomplished and frustrated artist builds a cardboard box fort in his living room and winds up trapped with a gang of oddball explorers in a fantasy world of his own creation, threatened by booby traps and a bloodthirsty Minotaur.
Cast: Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Stephanie Allynne, Kirsten Vangsness
A visual and conceptual stoke of genius. My only suggestions would have been to give the script a second look (specifically the dialogue, which often feels just a bit cheesier than the tone invites) and instruct the actors to play off the otherwise ridiculous situations more earnestly (Leslie Nielsen style), but I highly admire the imagination and effort put into the production design. This movie is exactly what a kid wishes his cardboard fort could be like… but deadlier.
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One of my favorite hidden gems, just a whole ton of fun!
it's funny and brilliant and a nice reflection on what it's like to be unable to accomplish anything. perfect for millennials like myself, adrift in a sea of half learned hobbies.
This one was recommended to me but my expectations were low yet hopeful. It surprised me how charmed I was by this whimsical film with horror/comedy elements. It’s not scary and maybe not for everyone who subscribes to this platform but I’d say it definitely worth a try.