Go See "Secret of Kells" Right Now
Many of you remember hearing about some obscure, underdog 2D film that was up for an Oscar last year known as “The Secret of Kells.” If you were like me, you said, “What the heck is that?” and couldn’t even find a place to see it. Well the movie has just hit DVD and you need to seek it out. The artwork and the style of this Irish-produced fantasy is gorgeous, amazing and mesmerizing.
I’d describe it as Genndy Tartakovsky-meets-Miyazaki. And if that’s too nerdy for you, think “Samurai Jack” art in Tolkien’s Middle Earth. It’s a beautiful, beautiful movie, worthy of the Oscar nomination and one that will re-kindle your love and respect for 2D, hand-drawn animation.
It not only grabbed me, but my three year-old son watched every minute and then asked to see it again, immediately. No kidding, he watched it twice on the first viewing. Check out some of these screen grabs, but then go find the real film and watch the imagery come to life.