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Overall: 8
Story: 8
Animation: 7
Cinematography: 6
Effects: 6
Sound: 6
Music: 6

Small World

Directed By: J.

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Length: 08:30
Released: September 30th, 2010

Director's Comments

This is my entry to "Septemberfest 2010". I don't know what place it got yet. My longest and best film to date, "Small World" tells the story of a Lego minifigure that is smaller than the rest, and his quest to fit in and be happy. "Small World" is a tale of Joy, Sorrow, Rejection, Loss, Loneliness, Suffering, Happiness, and what it truly means to be different (I think we can all relate to that). So sit back, laugh, cry, and adore the little protagonist as he makes friends and enemies, travels till he can walk......er.......HOP......no more, and endure the most traumatizing, Joy-filled, Rollercoaster-like exciting period of his, and all our lives, growing up.

Staff Review

I enjoyed this film by Golden Camera Studios for several reasons. For one, it's interesting to see a brickfilm in which the filmmaker uses something beside the usual minifig (although, microfigs aren't too far of a stretch). The film also tries to convey the story without dialog; no easy feat. It is accomplished to some degree of success, though it felt like some scenes could have used a bit of talking; either that or they could have been fleshed out more through visual storytelling. The story in itself is rather charming and had me grinning.

Overall, Small World is a nice little time killer. Putting aside some repetitive music and some technical issues, I'd recommend giving it a watch.

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