I must have missed this brickfilm when it first was released, but, am very overjoyed to have found it now! I'll try not to repeat anyone else, but, this really is one of the best brickfilms ever made! - Very experimental, story-wise. It doesn't really follow a linear pattern, and, it's progression is quite spuratic, jumping through scenes with cuts here and there. I think this break in the "mold" really does let the film break out into it's own little world - freeing it of the restrains of usual storytelling.
Throughout, the animation stays solid, and, the story gets much more interesting as time goes on - almost like a character study. What's not there in the film's "world" is made up for in the interesting characters and their conversations/interactions.
The few Beatles references were really a nice touch, giving the film a bit of a comedic undertone which offset the "a day in the life" type attitude the film takes on. It's a nice tool to wrap the whole thing together, and, really appealed to a big Beatles fan like myself!
I do wonder, a bit, if the pet spider's name - Darcey, was a reference to the protagonist of Robinson Wood's classic Brickfilm "Grace." If so, it's a really nice little obscure homage that I also enjoyed.
Overall, the film keeps a great pace and never dulls - always keeping the viewer interested and invested throughout. That's a huge accomplishment for not only a brickfilm - but, also a 20-something-minute "collection of short stories." It's a definite 4 stars from me - a great watch and a defining brickfilm of the year!
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