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Overall: 9
Story: 10
Animation: 7
Cinematography: 8
Effects: 9
Sound: 9

The Pilgrim's Son

Directed By: Captain Bulldog

Genre: Comedy, Adventure, History, Fantasy
Length: 25:21
Released: November 25th, 2010

Content Advisory:  mild violence.

Director's Comments

This is the final film with my Pilgrim characters. It takes place 5 years after the previous film, Derwin and Helen have had a son named Miles and there is another child on the way. But danger is lurking about, for an evil spiritualist of the nearby Pokanoket tribe foresaw doom upon the land unless Miles was sacrificed to the spirit of a mighty storm. Hobamok, a follower of the spiritualist, vows to find the child and sacrifice him to the spirit of the storm. Meanwhile, Derwin sets out to find some Red Bass for Helen, since it is unwise to deny a pregnant woman something that she's craving. Trust me!

Viewers don't have to watch my previous Pilgrim films to understand this one, but a familiarity with the previous stories will enhance the enjoyment of this final film. Especially since I included some parallels and nods to the first film.

Here are the links for my four previous films in the Pilgrim's saga:

The Pilgrims' Turkey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suIJpnPwzzc
The Pilgrim's In-Laws: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbIzcW73JfE
The Pilgrim's Wedding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POI_u1au_9M
The Pilgrim's Christmas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8kFWO2ik_Q

This is personally my greatest Lego short I've ever made and I hope everyone enjoys watching. Happy Thanksgiving!

Staff Review

This brickfilm is exceedingly brilliant! The narrative is particular strong and hugely entertaining that it'll keep you engaged all the way through. The lego animation too is deliciously combined with plastercine which gives the many characters, human and animals, a very dynamic cartoon feel. If you read the description mentioning how this film is part of a series don't be put off if you haven't seen those. I too watched this without seeing the others and I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything at all. Without saying anymore, because you could be using the time to watch this, if you want to see a brickfilm with a strong narrative then by all means watch this now!

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