The Missing Link - Movie Review

Thursday, February 13, 2020

I love claymation, but The Missing Link is disappointingly boring. While watching it, I kept finding myself searching for other things to entertain myself with and didn’t even notice when the film had ended. The only character that is interesting at all would be the character of Link/Susan, and his story could easily be told in a decent short film. All the other characters were boring and stale and I lacked the ability to care about what happened to them. The voice acting did not help with this problem as the delivery by everyone felt lifeless; as if the actors had been locked in a room and would only be released if they read the script. It is an absolute shame that the story is so awful because the claymation is absolutely gorgeous; especially the scenes featuring water and or ice. I also really enjoy it when a claymation picture is able to make it look like the film may actually just be computer animation and that is one of the few things that The Missing Link is very good at. Overall, the film is good for playing in the background or if you are an animation nerd like me. However, if you are in it for the story, you will be left severely disappointed.

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

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