Happy Feet (2006) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Happy Feet

acting 5

directing 6

writing 7

effects 7

editing 6

SW score: 27

3 out of 5 octopi

++ I know I’m rough with the SW score on this one. But (cliche alert) sometimes the thing is greater than the sum of its parts. I can’t help it. I found the singing and dancing penguins adorable. I’m a simple man. But that doesn’t make it a good movie. It’s just a movie I enjoyed. Unfortunately, Robin Williams doesn’t really flex his comic muscles in his amusing little role. After his epic animated turn in Aladdin, seeing him spout a few funny lines just pales in comparison and makes me long for the ’90s (where I also still had hair so I might be biased).

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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