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Movie Review: I G O R

We went to see Igor today it is rated PG so you may not want to take really young children. There are a few scenes that could be scary for them, but overall we laughed a lot. There are also some scenes that are not suitable for young children due to their subject matter.
For instance Scamper (Steve Buscemi) is a cynical rabbit like creature that is immortal, but has lost his desire to live. Throughout the movie he makes quite a few attempts to end his life. Brain (Sean Hayes) aka Brian (because he wrote his name wrong on his jar with permanent marker) is a dim-witted and laughable character with a good heart. Eva (Molly Shannon), the "Monster" does not turn out quite as planned because her evil bone was never activated, instead she is a sweet creature who couldn't hurt a fly.

Synopsis: Igor (John Cusack) is one of many Igor's (a name bestowed on all hunchbacks of Malaria). Igors are the sidekicks to Evil Scientists with a job description that consists mainly of pulling the switch!
Malaria used to be a beautiful Sunny farming village until it became covered by a perpetual dark clouds.
King Malbern (Jay Leno), devised a plan to resuscitate the village by fostering a race of Evil Scientists. Every year they have an Evil science fair to determine the most devastating creation with which to Blackmail the world. The winner of the Science fair for all the past years has been Dr. Schadenfreude (Eddie Izzard). He is somewhat modeled after Dr. Frank-N-Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show (minus the sexuality)

Bottom Line: This is a lighthearted and kid friendly movie in the style of The Nightmare before Christmas, The movie sits somewhere between the G and PG rating.
I would not recommend Igor for really young children. Not so much because it is scary but because of some of the topics such as: Suicide, Stealing, Mild Violence, and Issues with Parental relationships.
The movie is probably appropriate for children seven or older.
My four year old really liked it but I did wish some scenes were not being viewed by her.
To help you decide if this movie is appropriate for your child checkout:
I personally really enjoyed Igor and laughed quite a bit. The Animation is what we have come to expect of computer animated features from a Pixar or Dreamworks although this movie was made by Independent production Company Exodus.
Overall I would recommend Igor as a family (especially with older kids) or Date movie.


Treasures By Brenda said...

Thank you for writing your review from a parent's perspective. I wanted this movie to be great for children because they love Halloween so much but I have been disappointed with the reviews. However, yours is a better review than many and gives the film a chance. It actually sounds like the movie is fun...which is all I think that it needs to be.

I am going to recommend your review on my page Igor Comes To Life Just In Time For Your Family's Halloween Fun My children are older now but I know that when they were younger I loved reviews like the Movie Mom wrote then and like you wrote about Igor.

Thank you!

Treasures By Brenda said...

I forgot to say that I would love it if you visited my page and left your comments (and I am sure other parents would be grateful.)


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