Quackerz Movie Review

Monday, September 26, 2016

When the peaceful island of the Mandarin Ducks is mistakenly invaded by the Military Mallards, a conflict flares up between the Mandarin Emperor and the Mallard Commander. Longway, the Emperor’s son, and Erica, the daughter of the Mallard Commander, meet… and before long, a friendship takes wing. While their feathered fathers fight and egg each other on, the wicked Ms. Knout is con-duck-ting a scheme to destroy the sun. The kids will have to get all their ducks in a row to battle their foe… but waddle they do if her foul plan succeeds? (Amazon)


What did I think?
I had a hard time paying attention to this film. There is nothing special or new about the story. Multiple characters felt disposable and this may just be a personal pet peeve, but I see no reason why a children's movie made in 2016 about ducks should feature "Who Let The Dogs Out?". The voice-acting was okay (English dub). The only truly redeemable thing about this movie is the animation. It does have some moments where it looks like a cheaply made straight to television kids movie, but overall the animators did a pretty good job. I especially loved the work done with the shadows and the character designs for some of the humans.

4/10

Watch: Amazon, Netflix