Ballerina (AKA Leap!) – Projector

Film Brain doesn’t exactly want to dance the praises of this animated film, but it’s perfectly alright – provided they haven’t changed too much for it’s US version…

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"Bad Movie Beatdown" takes a look at the very worst that Hollywood has to offer with commentary and analysis. "Projector" is reviews of current UK releases that have yet to open in the US. There may also be some commentaries and other material.

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  1. While my mother in law was taking her grand kids out, I was waiting for them in a Big W store and I saw this movie… Pretty much the whole thing. I can’t remember the last time I stood and watched a whole movie before.

    You pretty much covered it all here, really. It’s passable over all, with a few decent moments and a solid performance from the majority of the cast EXCEPT for DeHaan… Oh GOD did I feel so bad for him! Though what would have made this film stronger I reckon is by turning the kid characters into teenagers, the villain more subtle (until the climax that was kinda funny) and casting newer names. No disrespect to Elle Fanning but as you said she’s outgrown these roles.

    The film does have something really going for it. Not just the attention to the aesthetic detail and time period as you mentioned, but the details on the lead character in general too. Notice that Felicie’s body actually changed a little over the course of the film. She got a little more toned as the movie went on. Changing body sculpture as a film goes on is not only an impressive eye for detail but it is EXPENSIVE! I don’t know what tactic they used, but they were inventive on that front.

    I’d honestly recommend this film more for animation students more than anything else.

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