|Figure 1: Movie Poster|
“The flatness and stiff, jerky movement of the drawing contribute to the dreamlike, increasing dread-filled atmosphere of the visuals, which burst finally into actual filmed images of devastating impact.” (Richards, 2009)
As Richards describes, the animation is not smooth and realistic, or appealing. The animation is lifeless and flat and often leaves you wondering whether these characters are three dimensional or 2D, as they are inconsitant in movemment but also turn naturally for a 2D drawing. The film is outlined all over with think black lines which make you wonder what you are looking at, and all of these qualities together make you aware of the dream-like haze the director is describing, but also makes it very uneasy to watch.
|Figure 2: Film Still|